Podcast Nation: Jewish on the Go


Who said Jewish learning necessarily means sitting next to a table and reading from a big book in Hebrew or Aramaic? It might sound revolutionary, but you can study Torah, or at least engage in inspiring, thought provoking and refreshing Jewish content while working out, driving or working in your garden by listening to one of the many Jewish related podcasts available online. With the Global Day of Jewish Learning coming on Sunday, November 12, we thought this is the perfect opportunity to introduce the most refreshing, intelligent and innovative Jewish content podcasts we love. Be part of the learning from wherever you are or join us on campus for a thought-provoking talk by Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan.


Judaism Unbound re-imagines and re-design Jewish life in America for the 21st Century. Synthesizes meaningful, engaging forms of 21st century Judaism and Jewish life by hosting Jewish innovators and thinkers for thought provoking conversations.

Office of Rabbi Sacks includes the audio lessons, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks who served as the Chief Rabbi of the UK.

Vox Tablet is the Tablet Magazine’s weekly podcast discussing Jewish life, politics and culture.

Unorthodox is Tablet magazine’s writers and special guests sound off on the latest headlines. Smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture.

Too Jewish with Rabbi Sam Cohon & Friends is a lively and fast-paced show that highlights everything interesting in contemporary Jewish life and features music, arts, culture, comedy, and inspiration.

92Y Talks is a weekly podcast series features many of the fascinating people and conversations from the Manhattan 92nd Y Cultural and Community Center, both recent as well as treasures from the past.

Treyf is a “debatably Jewish podcast.” Sam Bick and David Zinman reflect on the political discussions that are happening (and not happening) in North American Jewish communities.

The Book of Life is a show about Jewish books, music, film and web, featuring interviews with those who create Jewish content.



Israel Story tells modern tales from an ancient land—the kind of stories you’d share with a friend over a plate of hummus on a Friday afternoon (In the style of This American Life).

The Israel Hour plays Israeli music with relevance to Israel current events, the stories behind the songs and listeners’ requests.

OFJCC does not take responsibility for content but welcomes your suggestions.

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Tova Birnbaum

Written by Tova Birnbaum

Tova Birnbaum is the Director of Jewish content at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, was one of the founders of the secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv and the Central Shlicha (emissary) to North America of the World Zionist Organization. Her Husband Yishay and baby daughter Arya share her enthusiasm for contemporary Judaism but don’t quite get how a Talmud class could possibly be better than going out for ice cream.

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