Author: Justin Regan

  • Pennsylvania: Out of Egypt-Transcript

    This is the episode transcript. You can listen to the episode here. (Intro) Welcome to American Rabbi Project. The podcast about American Judaism from the perspective of rabbis across the […]

  • Pennsylvania: Out of Egypt

    Rabbi Albert Gabbai used to dream of visiting Philadelphia when he was a kid growing up in Cairo, Egypt. After fleeing imprisonment and harassment in the country of his birth, he would eventually make it to the United States and to the pulpit of Philly's Synagogue of the American Revolution. Gabbai talks about his life, his congregation and the importance of tradition in this episode of American Rabbi Project

  • Georgia: Debtors, Warriors and Comedians-Transcript

    This is the episode transcript. You can listen to the episode here. (Intro) Welcome to American Rabbi Project. The podcast about American Judaism form the perspective of rabbis across the […]

  • Georgia: Debtors, Warriors and Comedians

    Savannah, Georgia was originally founded for debtors, paupers and other people European society thought needed a new life in the "New World". Some of those original settlers were Jews, many of whom were fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. They would go on to form Mickve Israel, one of the oldest congregations in America. Today its pulpit is held by Rabbi Robert Haas. Additionally, he's a tour guide and interfaith bridge builder who also likes to moonlight as a stand up comedian.

  • South Carolina: The Organ and the Pillar-Transcript

    This is the episode transcript. You can listen to the episode here. (Intro) Welcome to American Rabbi Project. The Podcast about American Judaism from the perspective of rabbis across the […]

  • South Carolina: The Organ and the Pillar

    The next several episodes will profile some of the oldest congregations in America. Specifically, three that pre-date the United States. That includes Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina. Rabbi Greg Kanter gives a tour of the historic sanctuary and how it ties into events like the American Revolution, the rise of the Reform movement and the Civil War. He also discusses his hopes and concerns for the future.

  • West Virginia: Truth, Justice and the Appalachian Way-Transcript

    This is the episode transcript. You can listen to the episode here. (Justin Regan): Welcome to American Rabbi Project. The podcast about American Judaism from the perspective of rabbis across […]

  • West Virginia: Truth, Justice and the Appalachian Way

    In the late 1800's many Jews came to West Virginia for the coal industry. About a hundred years later, Rabbi Victor Urecki came for the charm and warmth of the Charleston community. But it's an aging community with many of the young leaving Appalachia as the state's coal-based economy declines. Urecki talks about these challenges, the Pittsburgh shooting and his 50,000 comic book collection in the season 2 premier of American Rabbi Project.

  • Shana(h) Tova(h), Season 2 and Please Support

    The new year is here and season 2 is approaching! I'd like to take this time to ask for your support in helping this podcast reach its full potential.

  • Washington D.C.: Here I Am-Transcript

    This is the episode transcript. You can listen to the episode here. (Justin Regan) Welcome to American Rabbi Project. A podcast about American Judaism from the perspective of rabbis across […]