February 22nd, 2021 • 49 mins 50 secs • Download (12.7 MB) • Link with Timestamp
In this wide ranging conversation, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Abigail Pogrebin, the author of three books including the most recent, “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew,” which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. She is also the author of “Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish,” for which she interviewed everyone from Ruth Bader Ginsberg to Steven Spielberg about their Jewish identity — a book that was adapted for the Off-Broadway stage. A former producer for 60 Minutes, Abby anchors her own interview series at the JCC in Manhattan (she’s interviewed Sec. of State Madeline Albright, Malcolm Gladwell, Nora Ephron, Roxane Gay, Jonathan Safran Foer, and many others) and also moderates conversations for The Streicker Center, Shalom Hartman Institute, and UJA Federation. She is the Immediate Past President of Central Synagogue in New York City, whose senior rabbi, Angela Buchdahl, is the first Asian-American to be ordained in America.