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CD Reviews

    CDs and tapes of previous broadcasts and interviews are available upon request. If you would like a copy, feel free to contact us.

  • January 17, 2003 - Rosa Raskin, Pamela Alderman & Steven Haynie of the CCIT - Mt. Sinai Memorial Library talk about their mission continuing the legacy of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center and their benefit concert and art show. Discussion of Lodz Ghetto name list.
  • December 27, 2002 - Case Western Reserve University professor Gerald Saidel of the Park Synagogue Israel Advocacy Committee discusses anti-Israel propaganda on campus, how to deal with it and Park Synagogue's seminar for college students.
  • November 24, 2002 - Raz Telchai talks about growing up rough in Cleveland and the new Jewish Identity Center in Colorado fighting propaganda on campus.
  • November 8, 2002 - Mark Kramer and Eddie Gomez talk about their new Jazz Fiddler on the Roof album.
  • November 3, 2002 - Norm Bresky interviews Clevelander Barry Lowe live in the studio about the Federation trip to Poland and Israel. Issues included Bnai Jeshurun's dedication of Torah scrolls to the new Auschwitz synagogue and the Jewish underground's fight against the British in the 1940's.
  • October 11, 2002 - Interview with David Ze'ev of Kol Yisrael Radio. Discussion on media bias and life as a journalist in downtown Jerusalem. David Ze'ev is currrenbtly available for speaking engagements. For more information e-mail
  • October 4, 2002 - Interview and live music with former Clevelander Jeff Janning. Discussion of facing prejudice as a youth in Cleveland and "Hellenized Anmerican Jews" as described in his lyrics.
  • September 27, 2002 - The music and Jewishness of David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed.
  • September 6, 2002 - Update on September 11th hero Abe Zelmanowitz.
  • August 23, 2002 - Discussion of Maccabi Haifa's winning streak and the latest in Israeli sports with Yerach Holtz.
  • August 9, 2002 - Interview with Bram Presser from the Jewish punk rock group Yidcore.
  • August 4, 2002 - Poetry and interview with Menorah Park activities coordinator Sarah Antine.
  • July 12, 2002 - Clevelander Stacy Nolish talks about her two year volunteer experience with the Jewish community in Poland.
  • July 5, 2002 - Steve Hoffman, former head of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland talks about funding in Judea, Sameria and Gaza. From Jerusalem Post Radio.
  • April 12, 2002 - Continuing Letters to Yitz, a collection letters between Arthur "Yitz" Jaffe in Cleveland his brother Eliezer Jaffe in Israel.
  • April 5, 2002 - Sarah Marks talks about participating in the Federation's Passover Project to St. Petersburg, Russia and the Jewish community there.
  • March 29, 2002 - Mordechai Shulgasser talks about the kosher hot dog stand at Jacob's Field.
  • March 24, 2002 - Michael Bennett of the Jewish Community Federation talks about the national satellite-TV linked Israel solidarity gathering at the Siegal College of Jewish Studies.
  • March 22, 2002 - Excerpts from the youth memorial vigil for Israeli terrorist victims at Akiva High School featuring guest speaker David Olesker. Radiothon week.
  • March 15, 2002 - Katherine Hirschfeld, program director of the Cleveland Hillel House talks about the Hillel book club, PTA (Pizza Torah Association) with the Cleveland Jewish Learning Connection and other activities.
  • March 10, 2002 - Wendy Schwartz of Bnai Jershurun discusses the upcoming lecture on Jewish-Muslim relations throughout history.
  • March 08, 2002 - Cantor Aaron Shifman live in the studio talks about the Bnai Jershurun concert with Safam and the three generations of cantors in his family. Special three hour show due to spring break.
  • March 01, 2002 - Solomon Schechter Day School annual Purim gala and fundraiser.
  • February 08, 2002 - Local musician Mendel Singer live in the studio performing This Land is Our Land, Kosher Symbol Blues and discussing his music.
  • February 01, 2002 - Israeli singer and former Clevelander Nomi Teplow talks about her forthcoming album and why she moved to the Jewish homeland.
  • January 18, 2002 - David Bamberger talks about directing the JCC's Halle Theater's production of Yentl.
  • January 11, 2002 - New Cleveland Betar shaliach Eitan Behar talks about the volunteer work trip to Kedumim, Israel.
  • December 28, 2001 - Jewish rapper Remedy talks about his Holocaust song Never Again from the Wu-Tang Killa Bees album and his new album.
  • December 21, 2001 - 2001 Dorothy Silver Playwriting contest winner Marcia Celbulska, author of Visions of Right, the story of how one woman deals with hate speech. Cleveland's Alliance of Jewish Young Adults on the real meaning of Hanukah. Edmond Fleg's Why I Am A Jew
  • December 14, 2001 - Cleveland's Jewish Secular Community and author Judy Seid of G-d Optional Judaism
  • December 07, 2001 - Hanukah music including Barenaked Ladies, Adam Sandler, Safam, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Karen, Frank London and more.
  • November 23, 2001 - JCC Book Fair author Joel Samberg of Reel Jewish - A Century of Jewish Movies on what makes a movie Jewish and why. Jewish ska/klezmer music by King Django
  • November 16, 2001 - JCC’s Learn-Inn workshops with Dorothy and Reuben Silver, "Cleveland’s reining theatrical couple", and Eleanor Mullet on assimilation and Jewish identity, author of the forthcoming Fractured Heritage – Living a Contemporary Jewish Life. Israeli trance by Infected Mushroom.
  • November 9, 2001 - AJC's Dr. Marty Plax and JDL's Dr. Jonathon Epstein on the Cleveland Imam controversy. Hillel comedian Joel Chasnoff sings The Birthright Song.
  • November 2, 2001 - Zvi Cohn Band - Live interview and giveaway of new album Ancient Hebrew Lore
  • October 26, 2001 - Sukkot Family Fun Day at the Mayfield JCC, including discussion of urban sprall and ethnic migration.
  • October 19, 2001 - Interview with Clevelander Steve Esrati, author of the semi-autobiographical The Tenth Prayer - A Novel of Israel. Music by Tea Packs
  • September 28, 2001 - Solomon Schecter's annual Kosher Rib Burn-off
  • September 21, 2001 - Stephanie Berkowitz on the JCC's seniors programs. Music by Perry Farrell.
  • September 14, 2001 - Debbiesue Pessar of Cleveland's ADL and Bruce Mandel of the Federation on the September 11th attacks
  • September 7, 2001 - Kate Hirshfeld and Rabbi Jonathan Freilich, new director and rabbi of Cleveland Hillel. Eminem songs performed in Hebrew.
  • August 31, 2001 - Discussion on moving to Israel with Shirley Goodman of the Cleveland Hometown Association in Israel.
  • August 24, 2001 - Interview and stories with Jewish story teller and voice-over artist Sharon Zinner
  • August 17, 2001 - Interviews and music with the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan and comments from attendees of their concert at the Mandel JCC.
  • August 10, 2001 - Shona and Emily Couch discuss conversion to Judaism and how it affects the mother-daughter relationship.
  • July 27, 2001 - David Levey's Montefiore Moment
  • Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Israeli activist Shifra Hoffman talks about American aliyah and future Holocausts.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2001 - Federation Israel Solidarity Rally on Public Square featuring Charles Ratner and Rabbi Richard Block
  • Friday, June 10, 2001 - Interview with teacher Chaya Fuerst and students in JCC English as a Second Language classes
  • May 27, 2001 - Interview with Lisa Kollins, director of JCC's Halle Theater
  • May 13, 2001 - Interview with Hebron community leader Elisheva Federman
  • . 70's Jewish rock by Ralph Schlossberg, The Rock Cantor
  • May 6, 2001 - Torah Commentary by Rabbi Daniel Roberts of Temple Emanu-El
  • April 29, 2001 - Interview with George Ressler of the Jewish Relief Society. The music and Jewishness of Joey Ramone of The Ramones

  • Sam Friedman, author of Jew Vs. Jew on the Beachwood Green Road controversy.
  • Candy Loeb, student rabbi of Etz Hayyim.
  • Dr. Jonathon Epstein, director of the Ohio Jewish Defense League on the shooting attacks in Pittsburgh and at the California JCC
  • Mimi Sheritan, author of The Bialy Eaters
  • Nomi Teplow, Israeli singer and former Clevelander
  • Don Rosenberg, Plain Dealer music critic on Jewish people in the Cleveland Orchestra
  • Anita Grey - talk with Cleveland Hillel students on Israeli-Arab conflict
  • Shlomo Stern of Taylor Road Synagogue - unique Torah commentaries of the week
  • David Seltzer on the Cleveland Hillel student Purim party
  • Jerusalem Post writer David Horvitz, author of A Little Too Close to G-d
  • Melaine Aboody on the Jewish Relief Society's Passover food drive
  • Prof. Pam Guang on the Jewish community of China
  • Chaya Fuerst's on-the-spot tapes of Israel including the Golan Heights.
  • Raphaella Segal of the West Bank community of Kedumim.
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