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The Jewish Response to the Ukraine

The Jewish people have a thousand year history in Ukraine. It is still home to the third largest Jewish population in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. Moderator Lisa Rosenbaum explored the Jewish response to the Ukrainian crisis with Joe Goldman of HIAS and Hagit Krakov Cherni of IsraAID, two major international Jewish humanitarian aid organizations, about what they’re seeing on the ground right now.

June 12, 2022

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HOLY SPARKS: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Take a virtual tour of this historic exhibition, which pairs 24 cutting-edge, Jewish women artists each with a pioneering woman rabbi to create original, stunning works of art — each one inspired by the individual rabbi’s personality, geography, and biography. Our tour is led by Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Director of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum.

Feb 1-May 8, 2022 in New York, at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum

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MALKA NEVIDI

Meet Israeli artist Malka Nevidi as she shares a glimpse into her studio and her personal life.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

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LARAINE NEWMAN

Meet Laraine Newman, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

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JOSHUA RAWITCH

Meet the new president of the Baseball of Fame as he takes us through the amazing history of Jewish baseball players and a look at today’s all-stars.

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022

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CAROLINE AARON

Join us as Caroline Aaron of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel shares memories of her highly unusual Southern Jewish childhood and her extraordinary career in television, film, and on Broadway.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

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DANIELLE AGAMI

Danielle Agami, founder and artistic director of the Los Angeles–based Ate9 modern dance company, shares secrets of the dance world and how her Jewish background shapes her art.   Moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

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ANNIE KORZEN

Join Annie and her TicToc producer Annie Morrison to learn how Annie became an internet sensation at age 82.  Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

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FREIDA ROTHMAN

Meet famed jewelry designer and entrepreneur Freida Rothman as she shares her story of how beauty creates strength and hope. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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CIRCUS JEWS

Historian and performer Stav Meishar shares how in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Circus Jews achieved international fame – until World War II changed their fate.  Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

ELLEN HARPER: Life at the Center of the Folk Music Revival

Jewish folk legend shares heartwarming stories, compelling music history, and her triumph over discrimination. Includes a special dramatic performance plus Q&A with the audience. Moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

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GENEALOGY: Our favorite new pastime

An exploration and talk with experts Libby Copeland and Tammy Hepps. Includes a special dramatic performance by 2 Braid actors and Q&A with the audience. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

JEWISH MOTHERS: Inspirational, Collaborative & Always Loving

Meet three successful moms and the super children they’ve raised: Lisa & Arline Geduldig; Sherri Morr & Jesse Bernstein; Galya & Shani Sarner.  Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

VISIONARY JEWISH ARCHITECTS: A Conversation with LA’s Acclaimed Creators

Meet Bob Hale and Michael Lehrer, two renowned LA architects who share the stories behind their legendary global projects and the innovative environmental structures they  have created for our city. Moderated by Jodie Mendelson, architect and Braid board member.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

SHARLEEN COOPER COHEN: A True Renaissance Woman

Author, playwright, lyricist and Broadway producer. Sharleen shares stories from her showbiz life. Includes Q&A. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

ODD WOMAN OUT: Exposure in Essays and Stories

Melanie Chartoff reads from and discusses her hilarious, heartwarming, and engaging new book, full of candid and comedic tales of a 50-year-old acting career. Includes Q&A with Melanie. Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a Tribute to Music and Literary Legend LEONARD COHEN. In conversation with Michael Posner, author of Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years (Book #1 of