Torah to the People

-- Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People. Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org. Opening song - ”Let There Be Love” by Noah Aronson; performed by Happie Hoffman Audio Technical support was provided by Ajay Cohen.

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Episodes

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

In this episode, Rabbi Jeff Dreifus speaks with Jimmy Jalenak. Having served as President of both Temple Israel and the Jr. Congregation, Jimmy has lived a life dedicated to service to the Memphis community. His service to Memphis and Temple Israel were inspired by his Jewish values and upbringing.Expect to learn about Jimmy’s Jewish journey, the impact Rabbi Wax had on him, his relationship with Rabbi Danziger, and what makes Temple Israel Rabbis unique. Rabbi Dreifus and Jimmy touch on historical moments in Temple’s history, including officiating same-sex marriages in the congregation and the hiring of Rabbi Greenstein. They also discuss Jimmy’s role in the campaign of Fred Davis for Memphis City Council in 1968 and why for Jimmy, having diverse friendships throughout his life has impacted him in a profound way.Thanks for tuning in!
 
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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.
Audio Technical support was provided by Ajay Cohen.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

In this episode of the podcast, Rabbi Jeff Dreifus speaks to Susan Adler Thorp. They speak about the upcoming exhibit at the TI museum about Rabbi James Wax. Expect to learn about the history of the Temple Israel Museum, Judaica’s role in memory and community-building, how collecting can be an emotional outlet, and the story of Rabbi Wax and his impact while residing as Rabbi of Temple Israel.
 
Rabbi Dreifus and Susan Adler Thorp discuss the details of the new exhibit and how it is connected to Rabbi Wax’s passion for social justice. They investigate his upbringing in Herculaneum, MO, and how a Methodist Minister inspired him to pursue a Rabbinical career. They also recall Rabbi Wax’s courage demonstrated by speaking out against Memphis mayor Henry Loeb the day after Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. Rabbi Wax’s visionary leadership put him at the forefront of working towards helping those suffering from mental health problems, having a role in the famous sanitation workers strike in 1968, and stewarding the building of a new Temple in East Memphis.
 
Thanks for tuning in!
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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.
Audio technical support provided by Ajay Cohen.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.
 
Thank you to Ajay Cohen for audio and technical support.

Saturday Jan 20, 2024

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Friday Jan 12, 2024

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Friday Jan 05, 2024

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Friday Dec 29, 2023

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Friday Dec 22, 2023

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

Friday Dec 15, 2023

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Opening song - "Let There Be Love" by Noah Aronson; performed by Temple Israel Cantorial Soloist Happie Hoffman
Find sermons, music, conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.
Learn more about Temple Israel-Memphis at timemphis.org.

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Torah to the People

The official podcast of Temple Israel–Memphis

Find sermons, music from the greatest TI talent, 1:1 conversations between clergy and special guests, and select Temple Israel University (TIU) classes – easily accessible to you through our podcast, Torah to the People.

 

Temple Israel-Memphis is a sanctuary for prayer and inspiration, a vibrant center for Jewish learning, and a congregational home for living Torah. We are a source of strength and a force for good for Reform Jews, the greater community, and the world.

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