Posted on May 24, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In a “culture of kvetch,” how do we lift ourselves to a life of real joy? Rabbi Artson charges us to shift the focus beyond ourselves, to share our joys and sorrows, to cultivate gratitude and to give others the benefit of the doubt. He invites not only future rabbis, but all of us, to stretch our souls to do the work of cultivating joy.

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Artson discusses some traditional sources on how prayer can unlock the heart, connect us to God and each other, and unite us in chorus with the world!

Posted on April 4, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Join Rabbi Artson and the students of the Ziegler School in a Passover Lunch & Learn about Freedom: (1) Freedom emerges from authenticity and integrity, (2) Freedom is something we can’t do alone, (3) Freedom is justice & mercy, (4) Freedom is self-surpassing, and (5) Freedom must be learned.

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

What does it mean to  renew? How is that connected with our renewing ourselves: as individuals, as Jews, as human beings? How does our being in covenant with a dynamic God unify our diverse communities, ground our justice and spiritual work, and give us wings? Listen and find inspiration in Rabbi Artson’s inspiring Keynote Address at the International Conference of the Rabbinical Assembly.

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Let’s examine some Talmud and Midrashim (rabbinic Bible commentary) that show that God learns from human insight, that our taking a moral stand can nudge God and Torah toward greater compassion, individual dignity, and initiatives for peace.

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Listen in as the Rabbinical Students explore appropriate political engagement, how to mobilize Jewish wisdom for social justice, and other timely questions!

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Are you looking to process your thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s election in a nuanced and seriously religious way?  Then join our Ziegler School students for this post-election, open mic, question and answer special with our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson!

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

We have a very special podcast to share with you today, as our dean, Rabbi Artson, takes you on a deeply intimate and powerful autobiographical journey through illness, love, family and God.

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In preparation for Yom Kippur, we are so happy to share with you these words from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, where he paints the shofar as a perfect symbol for our Judaism, with its broad bell pointed out to the wider world!