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Talking with Rabbi Ted Archive - 2019

Episodes from 2019

December 19, 2019: During the first segment, Rabbi Ted Feldman speaks with representatives from TIDE, a local group working on issues of diversity and inclusivity in our schools. In the second segment, Andrea Rodgers from Parent-Sorensen Mortuary discusses their role in our community.

December 5, 2019: Rabbi Ted's guests include cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher Kayleen Asbo, and local psychologist, musician and chocolatier Randal Collen.

November 21, 2019: Rabbi Ted's guest for the hour is BIJC member Stephen Weiss speaking about Mussar, the Jewish ethical movement.

November 7, 2019: This week's guests are Michael Shapiro in a return visit, discussing the creative spirit and his upcoming book, The Creative Spark; and Vasanti Jayaswal, a member of our local Indian community, author and spiritual teacher.

October 24, 2019: Ted's guests are Justin Mori, recently appointed principal at Petaluma High School, and Chuck Fernandez, Executive Director of COTS.

October 10, 2019: Guests include Al Hirshen, Petaluma resident and author of the upcoming memoir, The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Man; and Adrian Soslow and Jane Praetzel who will discuss the proposed Safeway gasoline station.

September 26, 2019: Talking with Rabbi Mordecai Miller of Congregation Beth Ami in Santa Rosa, and Carol Appel, Jewish Concierge of Sonoma County/Jewish Community Federation.

September 12, 2019: This week's guests include Carol Barlas, community activist and board member of Petaluma Arts Center, and Shelley Bauer, historian and longtime member of B'nai Israel Jewish Center.

August 29, 2019: Guests are Dave King, Petaluma City Council Member, and Jason Hubbard, Pastor of Petaluma United Church of Christ.

August 15, 2019: This week Rabbi Ted is talking to Brian Wilson, music professor and head of Jewish Studies at Sonoma State University; and community activist and former Petaluma City Council candidate Dennis Pocekay. 

August 1, 2019: Rabbi Ted is back from vacation with a live broadcast featuring two well-known Petalumans: Tom Isaak, founder of the golf course development and management firm, CourseCo, Inc.; and Janice Cader-Thompson, former Petaluma city council-member.

July 18, 2019: After a break for Independence Day, Talking with Rabbi Ted is back with a brand new episode presented by special guest host Jim Stern, longtime recording engineer and member of B'nai Israel Jewish Center. This week's guests are Jim Aigus and Tom Gaffey from the Phoenix Theatre, and John Crowley, director of Aqus Community Foundation. Rabbi Ted will return on August 1.

June 20, 2019: This week's guests are Peggy Sebera, artist, life coach, activist and a member  of the Petaluma Community Relations Council Coordinating Committee, and Dan Ostermann, PhD, newly appointed principal of Casa Grande High School.

June 6, 2019: This week's guests are David Perry, Education Director of the William J. Perry Project, and Celeste Chavez, student activist and graduate of Casa Grande High School.

May 23, 2019: Guests are Marie McCusker, Director of Petaluma Downtown Association, and Peggy Flynn, Petaluma's new City Manager.

May 9, 2019: This week's guests are Albert Straus, Founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery, and Mary Frances Walsh, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Sonoma County.

April 25, 2019: This week's guests include Ziv Rubinovitz, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow at Sonoma State University, and Tracy Perlich, President of the Petaluma Tennis Association.

April 11, 2019: Celebrate the first anniversary of Rabbi Ted Feldman's biweekly radio show with the Rabbi and his guests Erica Stuart and Rob Tomaszewski, producer and station manager respectively.

March 28, 2019: This week's guests are Rav Yosef Garcia, co-founder of The Association of Crypto-Jews of The Americas, and Henry Kaku, a spokesman for the Japanese-American community.

March 14, 2019: Guests include Jill White, Attorney at Law, and Reb Irwin Keller from Congregation Ner Shalom.

February 28, 2019: Guests include Trisha Almond, Chair, and Caitlin Quinn, Commissioner, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, followed by Lucia Garay, student activist at Casa Grande High School, and chair of the Sonoma Country Junior Commission on Human Rights.

February 14, 2019: Guests include Sela and Stuart Nissenbaum, married for 47 years and celebrating Valentine's Day. Stuart is also President of the Board of Directors of B'nai Israel Jewish Center. The second segment guest is Matthew Harris, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Petaluma City Schools.

January 31, 2019: This week's guests are Paula Dueweke, Fire Inspector for the Petaluma Fire Department, and Lou Zweier, an independent filmmaker and facilitator of empathy circles.

January 17, 2019: This week's guests are Kelly Bass Seibel, Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Petaluma Health Center, and Naomi Crawford, Petaluma Community Relations Council Coordinating Committee and community activist.

January 3, 2019: This week's guests are Matt Brown, editor of the Petaluma Argus-Courier, and Reut Porat, member of B'nai Israel Jewish Center.

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