Pulpit on the Common
By Temple Israel of Boston
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An ongoing conversation on the intersection of faith and public life, based here in the birthplace of American Freedom, Boston, Massachusetts. The most significant study of the Jewish community, A Portrait of American Jews, by the PEW Research Center in 2013, reinforced a reality that Temple Israel has understood for more than a decade: a mandate for institutional change. Temple Israel has a rich history of developing innovative approaches towards engagement. Pulpit on the Common establishes a new setting for the content and conversation that was once situated on the pulpit – making the pulpit accessible anywhere, anytime, to anyone.
||CleanFrom the MA State House: Drug Addiction & Recovery, Part 2||Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser represents the First Hampden Hampshire District. Reverend Burns Stanfield is the Senior Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in South ...||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrug Addiction & Recovery, Part 1||Maryanne Frangules has been Executive Director of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) since 1999. She has mentored many recovery community members to use their ...||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGun Violence Prevention, Part 2||Special guest Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans. A veteran of the Boston Police Department since 1982, Commissioner Evans was instrumental in the city's response ...||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGun Violence Prevention, Part 1||Special guests Reverend Dan Smith of First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, and Reverend Kim Odom, the mother of a homicide victim and co-Pastor of True ...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCriminal Justice Reform||This episode is on the topic of criminal justice reform with featured guests Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Reverend Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church.||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Pulpit on the Common||Welcome to Pulpit on the Common, a brand new podcast on the intersection of faith and public life, brought to you from the birthplace of ...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Kol HaKavod, Rabbi Soffer, for realizing that the "lowering of the pulpit" does NOT diminish the role of the rabbi, but actually increases his/her ability to engage and know the congregation.
I look forward to this podcast! It is in line with Dr. Ron Wolfson's Relational Judaism, and my own efforts in Allentown, PA to re-purpose the synagogue as the host of "Conversations That Matter."
Thank you for making this podcast! I'm so excited to see where it goes. Reform Judaism and social justice is a pair that is not talked about enough. L'chayim!
My God this is Sweet
Wow, what a great idea. Great people getting great ideas into the atmosphere. Exploring these prevalent and powerful issues through a lens of faith brings an added level of sophistication and intellect to the conversation. Also, totally savage and on fleek