PAST EVENTS

In Case You Missed it!

Want to bring back a past event or guest? Let us know at info@the-braid.org

Nails and Nachas

Meet the queen of the beauty business – OPI’s co-founder Suzi Weiss-Fischman and learn her fascinating story.  OPI has transformed the world of nail polish and currently is sold in over one hundred countries on six continents. Suzi remains primarily a Jewish mom and grandma who always puts family first and makes a difference through charitable giving.  Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

November 6, 2022

Click here for Video Replay.

Jewish Clowns: a Hidden History

Meet Danielle Lewsky, an educator, journalist, and a Jewish clown herself, who explores clowning’s roots in ancient Rome all the way through the Middle Ages to the present day, its variations across the world, and the specific role it has played in the history of the Jewish people.  Moderated by David Chiu.

October 2, 2022

Click here for Video Replay.

Meet Marcia Seligson

Marcia Seligson chased Mother Teresa across the globe to score an interview. See that story performed by actor Wendy Hammers, and hear more incredible tales from Marcia herself. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

September 18, 2022

Click here for Video Replay.

Reclaiming Happiness

Join us as three experts tell us how to ditch the stress, get back to normal, and enjoy life again!  Our panelists are Psychologist Alan Goodwin JD, PhD., Rabbi Evan Moffic, and Psychiatrist Shelly Cohen, M.D.

August 21, 2022

Click here for Video Replay.

Meet Tovah Feldshuh

A six-time Emmy and Tony nominee and winner of numerous other acting awards, Tovah Feldshuh has been a successful actor and Broadway star for more than five decades.  Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

July 10, 2022

Click here for Video Replay.

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

Click here for Video Replay.

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

Click Here for Video Replay

MALKA NEVIDI

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

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Click Here for Video Replay

LARAINE NEWMAN

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

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Click Here for Video Replay

JOSH 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

Click Here for Video Replay

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

Click Here for Video Replay

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

Click Here for Video Replay

ANNIE KORZEN

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

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Click Here for Video Replay

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

Click Here for Video Replay

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

Click Here for Video Replay // Click Here for Audio Only

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