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September 12, 2022 · Meaningful Minute Editor

The $180,000,000 Chesed Fund Innovation | Yoshi Falber

September 12, 2022 · Meaningful Minute Editor

Berel Solomon | Finding God at Rock Bottom

Berel Solomon has been a professional salesperson for 15 years and has built 7-figure companies.

September 12, 2022 ·

Jamie Geller | From HBO to the Holy Land 🇮🇱

Jamie Geller influences millions every day. Dubbed the “Queen of Kosher” and the “Jewish Rachael Ray”, she is a 7-time best-selling author. After graduating magna cum laude from NYU, she enjoyed an illustrious career as an award-winning TV producer and marketing executive for HBO, CNN, and FOOD NETWORK. Jamie is the Founder and CEO of Kosher Network international, the #1 Global Kosher Food Media Company and the World’s Most Watched Jewish Food Network with almost 1 Billion Views. In 2020, Jamie Geller became the first Chief Media & Marketing Officer at Aish Global. In between being a mother of six and a renowned author, Jamie is a regular on the Today Show and morning show circuit and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, and Yahoo, among countless other media outlets. One of the most sought-after Jewish food and lifestyle experts worldwide Jamie and her husband live in Israel with their 6 beautiful children. Jamie loves nothing more than sharing Jewish comfort food and values with friends, family, and a worldwide community of fellow food and Judaism enthusiasts.

September 12, 2022 ·

BEATING CANCER and YEARNING FOR MOSHIACH | Reb Ari Bensoussan

Rabbi Ari Bensoussan grew up in Brooklyn, before attending Yeshiva of Far Rockaway, Mir and Beis Medrash Govoah. A Musmach of the Yerushalayim Rabbinate and Rav Yitzchok Berkowitz, Rabbi Ari co-founded Yeshivas Ruach Chaim, and was a Senior Lecturer at Derech before moving with his wife and 4 boys to Los Angeles, where he heads a branch of Chazak International. A renowned lecturer and sought-after speaker, Rabbi Ben Soussan inspires and teaches all over the world. He is the co-host of the wildly popular Two Cents Podcast.

September 12, 2022 ·

Growing Up with a SINGLE PARENT | Reb Naftoli MIller

My journey started watching my mother – a single mom – visiting factories in our neighborhood asking them for their items that were imperfect and unsellable. My mother would collect them and then set up shop at the local flea market selling them. She took the money and walked into my school’s tuition office with a big smile on her face to give them a check. I learned that “not having the money for it” was never an answer to why we couldn’t do something. The other thing I learned from mother – to always care for and be concerned for other people’s needs – has also deeply affected my views. My focus is on bringing good people together to solve problems for Klal Yisroel. If you are passionate and have identified a need for the klal, please reach out to me. I would love to work together for the greater good. Practically speaking, I devote my energies to both Agudas Yisroel and Chasdei Lev. It is only after the last few years of working at the Agudah, that I have come to fully understand the incredible scope of the work that Agudah does for the klal. My colleagues - an incredibly dedicated and talented team - are busy each and every day taking care of our needs, focusing on things that sometimes take years to accomplish, at the same time as they respond to the needs of the day. At Chasdei Lev, we bridge the gap between vendors and 279 Yeshivas to ensure that each Rebbe has a beautiful Yom Tov. We coordinate the distribution of over $10,000,000 worth of product to over 4,800 rebbeim during every season. Our success and growth is based not on our ability, but rather the siyata dishmaya from above. Rabbi Naftali Miller is the director of development for Agudas Yisroel of America, catering to the evolving needs of the Jewish community from coast to coast. He previously served as director of development at Yeshiva Derech Chaim and Artscroll. He is the co-founder of Chasdei Lev, an organization that helps teachers nationwide alleviate the financial strain of the yomim tovim.

September 12, 2022 ·

Therapy Is Now In Session | Dr. Akiva Perlman

Akiva Perlman, PhD, LCSW is an international expert and speaker on topics of school counseling, addiction treatment, compulsive sexuality, and trauma. He has educated and trained thousands of social workers from the Orthodox community and is currently serving as a professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social work. Dr. Perlman is also the Clinical Director of ODA’s Wellness Institute, a clinic serving the chassidic community in Williamsburg. He maintains a small practice in Fresh Meadows where he resides with his wife Tamar and children.

September 12, 2022 ·

YEARNING TO COME HOME | Rav Shlomo Katz

Rav Shlomo Katz is a renowned Torah teacher & Musician who has led hundreds of people on transformative journeys through Torah, Jewish history, Kivrei Tzadikim, and the foundations of Chassidus. His unique style empowers individuals to explore, grow, and form new connections to themselves, others, and Hashem.

September 12, 2022 ·

BEST SELLING AUTHOR | Yisroel Besser

Yisroel Besser is a bestselling author and one of the premier journalists of the Jewish world. He has published numerous books and reaches over 200,000 readers weekly with popular in-depth Mishpacha Magazine features and profiles. Along with interviewing revered Rebbes and roshei yeshiva, Jewish leaders, and prominent politicians — including the President of the United States and Prime Minister of Canada — Besser has found the unique storylines behind ordinary facades, building a devoted cadre of international readers. Yisroel lives in Montreal Canada with his wife and children.

September 12, 2022 ·

The CEO of the #1 Volunteer EMS in the ???? | Rabbi Yehiel Kalish

Yehiel Kalish is a former Illinois House of Representatives member and currently serves as the CEO of Hatzalah, the largest volunteer ambulance service in the United States.

September 12, 2022 ·

The DEPTH AND COMEDY of Life Through The Lenses of Rav Gav Friedman

Originally from New York, Rabbi Gavriel Friedman has spent the last 2 decades teaching and learning in Eretz Yisrael. He is currently teaching at Aish HaTorah, where his lectures highlight the entire gamut of Aish programs. A star of the Jewish speaking circuit, Rav Gav has lectured in dozens of cities around the globe. His infectious energy and humor captivates audiences of all ages and inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His unique ability to present Torah concepts in a deep yet entertaining fashion leaves his audiences thirsting for more. Rav Gav lives in the French Hill neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his family.

September 12, 2022 ·

Gedale Fenster | How to Make the Impossible Possible | Meaningful People #86

Covering topics on keys to successful dating and marriage, using mindfulness to get rid of addiction and overcoming other challenges. Jewish Mindfulness

September 12, 2022 ·

Ben Shapiro | The Most Popular Orthodox Jew in the World | Meaningful People #85

Ben Shapiro interview covering important Torah topics including abortion and prayer. Why Jewish people are successful?

September 12, 2022 ·

From Panama ???????? With Faith | The Story of Raquel Kirszenbaum | Meaningful People #84 |

Raquel Kirszenbaum was born in Isla de Margarita, part of Venezuela, before moving to Panama. After a life-changing experience at Neve Yerushalayim, she chose for herself a life pulsing with vibrant Judaism. After studying in Israel for some time, she began teaching in Panama where she started her career teaching Judaic studies at a local high school and at Midrasha Horev.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Shais Taub | Breaking The Stigma | Meaningful People #83

Rabbi Shais Taub is a world-renowned columnist, author and lecturer and is known for his work in the field of addiction recovery. NPR dubbed him “an expert in Jewish mysticism and the 12 Steps” and The New York Times has deemed him “a phenomenon.”. He wrote a popular weekly column in Ami Magazine for 8 years and is the author of the bestselling book, G-d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction as well as several groundbreaking works on Tanya.

September 12, 2022 ·

Who Is Ishay Ribo? | Special Edition of Meaningful People Podcast

The name Ishay Ribo has become synonymous with heart-rending melodies, sweet vocals, depth, vibe, holy rhythm, and soaring visions of Moshiach reflected in the shining eyes of Israeli concert-goers of every background, from the most chareidi to the most secular. But who is Yishai Ribo really? What is the source for his passion, the messages powering his gift? What does he hope to accomplish on his upcoming US tour? And to what does he attribute his phenomenal success?

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Jewish Music Legend, Avraham Fried | Meaningful People #82

Avraham Shabsi Friedman, better known by his stage name, Avraham Fried, is a tremendously popular singer and shaliach. Avraham was encouraged to pursue a music career by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. His career was jump started with the release of his first album No Jew Will Be Left Behind in 1981

September 12, 2022 ·

An Open Conversation with R’ YY Jacobson | Meaningful People #81

Rabbi YY Jacobson is a premier scholar in Torah and Jewish mysticism and one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to audiences on six continents and in forty states, and serving as a teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is one of the most successful, passionate, and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Mordechai Shapiro | The Jewish Music Pop Star | Meaningful People #80

Mordechai Shapiro was born in 1989 in Monsey, New York. Born into a musical family, his father is a chazzan and his mother has a background as a trained opera singer. He learned in yeshiva in Ashar, Netiv Aryeh, and Yeshivas Bais Yisroel. Shapiro made his musical debut as the star soloist of the Miami Boys Choir. After leaving the choir, Shapiro took a break from music until his voice transitioned sufficiently. He was a student of legendary voice teacher William Riley. He worked in other jobs and was a regular at birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, engagements, and as a one-man-band. Eventually, he began performing at weddings and other Jewish events as an independent artist.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of R’ Pinchos Lipschutz | Publisher of One Of The Largest Orthodox Weekly Newspapers

R' Pinchos Lipschutz is the publisher of the Yated Ne'eman. The Yated is one of the largest weekly publications in the orthodox world.

September 12, 2022 ·

Eli Schwebel & Abie Rotenberg | A Conversation With A Jewish Music Legend

This is a special edition of Meaningful People featuring an open converation between Jewish music stars Eli Schwebel & Abie Rottenberg

September 12, 2022 ·

Rabbi Leiby Burnham | Discussing Out of Town Jewish Life

R' Leiby Burnham, MSW, is a Rabbi, psychotherapist, and writer. R' Burnham is the senior educator for the Weiss Family Partners Detroit program of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah, where he does community outreach, and leads Jewish travel experiences in the US and abroad. He taught learning-disabled high school students for eight years in NYC, while receiving Rabbinical training at Shor Yoshuv Institute, and obtaining his Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University. To round out his Jewish communal experience he spent five years working with at-risk youth in NYC, and six years volunteering with Chai Lifeline, a pioneer in social support for Jewish children suffering from serious illness. R’ Burnham lives in Oak Park, MI with his wife and their six children.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Dan Butler – The Jewish Judge from Squirrel Hill | Meaningful People Podcast

Dan Butler is a District Judge in the Municipal Court of Pittsburgh, as well as on Pittsburgh’s specialized, Domestic Violence Court. He is also a judicial law clerk, a prosecutor, a family court hearing officer, and a family court meditator.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Jake Turx – From Borough Park to the White House ????????

Avraham Yaakov Terkeltaub is an American journalist and humorist who writes under the pen name Turx. Born in Borough Park, Terkeltaub is the eldest of eleven children. As a child, he attended Yeshiva Bnei Tzion of Bobov. Terkeltaub and his family eventually moved to Los Angeles, California where learned in Hamesivta of Los Angeles before joining the Telshe Yeshiva of Chicago. Terkeltaub began his professional career as a head counselor in Camp Yeshivas Hakayitz. Terkeltaub was a teacher in the Lakewood Cheder from 2008 to 2017. He is currently the senior White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for Ami Magazine. He is also a political contributor at Newsmax.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Zev Leff – Moshav Matisyahu

Rabbi Zev Leff is one of Israel’s most popular Torah educators. He is the Rabbi of Moshav Matisyahu, a small religious community located in central Israel. Rabbi Leff was born in the Bronx, where he attended public school before his family relocated to...

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of 8th Day | Meaningful People #74

Co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, is one of the most sought after music acts these days. With their latest hit album “Lucky”, the group has now released nine studio albums. Their music has been featured on rock radio stations all over the United States and they have been top sellers on the Alternative Rock, World Music, Reggae and Jewish Music charts for the last decade.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Lily Ebert, Her Promise & Dov Forman | Meaningful People #73

Lily Ebert spent Yom Kippur 1944 in Auschwitz and made herself a promise. “If I ever came out of that place, I was determined to do something that would change everything. I had to make sure that nothing like this could ever happen again to anybody. So I promised myself I would tell the world what had happened. Not just to me, but to all the people who could not tell their stories.”

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi David Fohrman | Meaningful People #72

Rabbi David Fohrman is the founder and lead scholar at Aleph Beta Academy. He is author of "The Beast that Crouches at the Door," finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and "The Queen You Thought You Knew."

September 12, 2022 ·

Shlomo Twerski About His Father – A Tribute From A Son | Meaningful People #71

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski has so many children, siblings and family. Shlomo is someone who typically is out of the spotlight.

September 12, 2022 ·

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski – A Tribute from His People | Meaningful People #70

A hasidic rabbi and psychiatrist who championed treatment for substance abuse and was the author of more than 80 books on subjects both spiritual and scientific.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Shalom Arush – Into the Garden of Emuna | Meaningful People #69

Rabbi Shalom Arush is the Head of “Chut Shel Chessed” Institutions - Chut Shel Chessed’s incredible success is largely due to its leader – Rabbi Shalom Arush, and his unique ability to reach out and touch the hearts of Jews and non-Jews throughout the world.

September 12, 2022 ·

SEASON 2 FINALE | Meaningful People #68

We talk about the moments that weren't on air. What it's like to run Meaningful People. Who our next guests are. And some of our absolute favorite moments of season 2.

September 12, 2022 ·

What’s it like Talking to Amar’e Stoudemire, R’ Berel Wein & More | Meaningful People #67

This is it. We have SO MUCH to say and you'll hear it all in this episode. What's it REALLY like to sit down with Amar'e Stoudemire?

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Dr. Robert Goldschmidt – Touro’s Dean of Students | Meaningful People #66

As a teenager, Goldschmidt attended Yeshiva Chachmei Tzorfas in Aix-Les-Bains, France, and then learned for a decade at Yeshiva Torah Vadaath where he received rabbinic ordination/smicha.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin | Meaningful People #65

In June 2010, he was sentenced to 27 years in prison. It didn’t make sense. But he didn’t lose faith or hope.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Roy & Leah Neuberger – From Central Park to Sinai | Meaningful People #64

Roy S. Neuberger has had an improbable, event-filled life. He has been a National Park Service Ranger and Fire Lookout, a New York City official, a journalist and newspaper publisher, a yeshiva administrator, a hedge-fund operator and also an author and speaker.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Ben Brafman | Meaningful People #63

One of the biggest defense attorneys in America is an Orthodox Jew. Mr. Brafman has represented some of the biggest stars and celebrities in the world, yet he never sacrifices his Jewish faith.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Yisroel Katz – Holocaust and Cancer Survivor | Meaningful People #62

Every holocaust survivor has a story. Mr. Katz's childhood was everything but ordinary. But his challenges didn't end there. He has beaten cancer and survived a stroke and was even forced to go back to fight in the war. And he still has the biggest smile.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Eli Beer – President of United Hatzalah | Meaningful People #61

On June 2, 1978, Beer witnessed the bombing of the #12 bus. He was struck by the chaos of the incident and the dearth of emergency rescue resources. This traumatic experience inspired him to volunteer on an ambulance at the age of 15, while attending school.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of R’ Noiky Roberts – The Rock of Gibraltar | Meaningful People #60

"What's Gibraltar?" you may be wondering. Originally from Gateshead, England, Noiky (Chanoch) married his wife Ahuva in Atlanta, Georgia

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Eitan Katz | Meaningful People #58

A member of an extremely musical family, Eitan discovered that he had not just a love of music, but the talent as well. Spending his childhood moving back and forth between Los Angeles and Israel, Eitan was exposed to a wide variety of music from his earliest days.

September 12, 2022 ·

From Shanghai to Chicago – The Story of Rebbetzin Chaya Small | Meaningful People #57

From 1938-1939, thousands of Central European Jews streamed into the Chinese city of Shanghai after the Nazi “Anschluss,” or annexation of Austria by Germany in March 1938. By 1941 Polish Jewish refugees started to join them, traveling via Lithuania, Siberia, and finally Japan. By 1943, over 16,500 Jewish refugees were living in Shanghai. One of these refugees was Chaya. A person who takes the values of the torah into her home, her shul and her real estate brokering company.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Nissim Black | Meaningful People #56

Nissim Baruch Black (born Damian Jamohl Black) has been a gangsta rapper, a gang member, and a faith seeker. He was raised a Sunni Muslim but was non-practicing, and converted to Christianity at age 14 after attending an Evangelical summer camp.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Man Who Found Little Yosef – Everyone Can Be Meaningful | Meaningful People #55

Thousands of people came together to look for little yosef who went missing during a hot August day.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Lavi Greenspan | Meaningful People #54

After illness left him blind Lavi's life was never the same. However, that didn't stop him from living his life to the fullest. Lavi went on to pass the bar exam and has inspired thousands since.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Manis Friedman | Meaningful People #53

Manis Friedman is a Chabad Lubavitch Hassid, Shliach, rabbi, author, social philosopher and public speaker. He is also the dean of the Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Yaakov Shwekey יעקב שוואקי | Meaningful People #52

Yaakov Shwekey stormed into the Jewish music scene in 2001 with his debut solo album, Shomati, soaring to the top of the charts To date.

September 12, 2022 ·

8 Minute Daf – R’ Eli Stefansky | Meaningful People #50

Eli was raised in New York and Bnei Brak. A graduate of some of the finest yeshivos both in Israel and the States, he learned for a while after his marriage, before successfully entering the real estate business.

September 12, 2022 ·

Shalom Task Force – Dr. Shana Frydman | Meaningful People #49

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses many forms of abuse. Dr. Shoshannah Frydman, PhD, LCSW is the Executive Director of Shalom Task Force. Dr. Frydman

September 12, 2022 ·

Mystical Optimist – Rav Joey Rosenfeld | Meaningful People #48

Joey Rosenfeld LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist currently working in the addiction field focusing on the interface between philosophy, spirituality, and psychology.

September 12, 2022 ·

Super Storyteller – Rabbi Hanoch Teller | Meaningful People #47

Rabbi Hanoch Teller is a globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) renowned as the King of the Storytellers and the Shakespeare of the Yeshivah World. He has lectured before audiences on five continents, in 40 American States and 24 other countries, delivering a precious ...

September 12, 2022 ·

The King of the Kotel – Jeff Seidel | Meaningful People #46

You probably have seen him by the Western Wall, which means you have probably seen Jeff. Since 1982, Jeff Seidel has introduced thousands of Jewish college students to their first Shabbat experience as well as offered free tours and classes through his Jewish Student Centers at...

September 12, 2022 ·

From Israeli Film to Bnei Brak Gadol – Rabbi Uri Zohar | Meaningful People #45

Stand-up comedian, actor, director. Uri Zohar was the biggest star in Israel. But then it all changed. Today he is known as the undisputed leader of the teshuvah movement in Eretz Yisrael.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Harry Rothenberg, Esq. | Meaningful People #44

Harry Rothenberg, Esq., a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, is best known for his successes in the courtroom on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury. His firm is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the United States.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Simon Jacobson | Meaningful People #40

Rabbi Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center, which bridges the secular and the spiritual, through a wide variety of live and on-line programming.

September 12, 2022 ·

From the NBA to Judaism: The Story of Amar’e Stoudemire | Meaningful People #39

Most people know Amar'e as the NBA Superstar who played for the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks & Heat. Also going by Yehoshafat, he is now a frum Jew, assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets, owner of a wine brand and so much more.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Purim Episode 2021 ft. @AimHumor & @DBashIdeas | Meaningful People #38

This episode is a little different. First off, Twitter’s @AimHumor unmasks himself! Also, Dovid Bashevkin returns and we get to talk to him and AY about classic Jewish characters, make some jokes and more. This is our first Purim episode. Hope you enjoy!

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Naftali Horowitz | Meaningful People #37

Naftali (Mark) Horowitz is a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management and has been ranked a Forbes “Best In State” advisor for the past four years. Naftali has lectured to tens of thousands globally on the topics of business, motivation, self-actualization and finance. He is active in Kiruv and teaches for organizations such as Meor, Ohr Sameach, Lakewood Fellowship and JAcademy and teaches Torah classes on a weekly basis. He recently authored a book titled “YOU Revealed” a Torah Path to a Life of Success (ArtScroll/Mesorah) and serves on the board of several not for profits.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Berel Wein | Meaningful People #36

Berel Wein was a practicing lawyer for a number of years until he made a big life change. He is now a rabbi, lecturer, writer and so much more.

September 12, 2022 ·

The story of a Holocaust survivor: Shmuel Beller | Meaningful People #35

Shmuel Beller was born in Oświęcim, Poland in 1927, not far from what would become the Auschwitz concentration camps.

September 12, 2022 ·

Our Final Episode | Meaningful People #34

The last episode is here. We get to delve into our last 16 episodes.

September 12, 2022 ·

Our Favorite Guest | Meaningful People #33

As we near the end of Season 1, there are a few things we must discuss. Moments that we were not able to share... until now.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Pesach Weiss | Meaningful People #32

We all have our challenges. Pesach knew from a young age that living with muscular dystrophy would create many barriers but that didn't stop him.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Joey Newcomb | Meaningful People #31

Reb Joey Newcomb has been taking the frum world by storm in the past few years. His incredible charm, fun personality and heart warming songs has been changing lives.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Menachem Nissel | Meaningful People #30

One moment can change everything. Rabbi Nissel tells over the tragic story from his past and the tools he used to continue.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Chayale Kaufman | Meaningful People #29

Chayale Kaufman lives and enable others’ passion for their businesses and organizations by ensuring that their marketing campaigns are successful.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rebbetzin Shirley Gross-Pelcovitz | Meaningful People #28

Bubby Shirley was born in 1929 in New Jersey and has seen the United States change in so many ways.

September 12, 2022 ·

Hidden Stories about Reb Moshe Feinstein ft. R’ Ali Stern | Meaningful People #27

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was born in the year 1895 in Uzda, near Minsk. In 1921 he became rabbi of Luban, near Minsk, where he remained until he came to the United States in 1937.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen | Meaningful People #26

R' Cohen is an inspirational spiritual leader with a sensitive and pragmatic approach to help people find their way through the trials and joys of everyday life.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Zusha | Meaningful People #25

Throughout the years, Zusha has gone through numerous phases of self-discovery and creative experimentation. The band itself, led by singer Shlomo Gaisin and guitarist Zacharia Goldschmiedt, is appropriately named after an iconoclastic 18th-century Hasidic master...

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Chaim Aryeh Zev Ginzberg | Meaningful People #24

Perhaps our most tear-jerking episode yet. R' Ginzberg is the Rav of the Chofetz Chaim Torah Center of Cedarhurst and the founding rabbi of Ohr Moshe Torah Institute in Hillcrest, Queens.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Nosson Scherman – General Editor of Artscroll | Meaningful People #23

Have you ever pick up an Artscroll siddur or chumash or talmud etc? Ever wonder how it all began? Artscroll's origin is a wild story.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Efrem Goldberg | Meaningful People #22

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg is the Senior Rabbi of Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), the largest Orthodox Synagogue in the Southeast United States, serving over 850 families and over 1,000 children in Boca Raton, Florida. Rabbi Goldberg’s warm and welcoming personality has helped attract people of diverse backgrounds and ages to the BRS community, reinforcing the BRS credo of “Valuing Diversity and Celebrating Unity.”

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein – “Living in The Presence” | Meaningful People #21

Rabbi Dr. Ben Epstein wrote an incredible book, is the psychologist in Camp HASC and really so much more.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Sol Werdiger – Chairman of Agudath Israel of America | Meaningful People #20

Mr. Werdiger is the CEO of the wildly popular sportswear line, OuterStuff, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Shloime & Chanie Bochner – Founders of Bonei Olam | Meaningful People #19

Bonei Olam was founded by and is currently led by Rabbi Shloime Bochner and Chanie Bochner with a mission to provide funding for...

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi YY Rubinstein | Meaningful People #18

Rabbi YY is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world. He is a regular Broadcaster on National TV and Radio in the UK and has written and presented shows for the BBC. The “Independent” Newspaper cited him along with Tony Blair’s Mentor, as among five people in the UK to turn to for advice. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth has declared herself a fan of Rabbi YY’s Broadcasts saying, “He’s awfully good!”

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Shimi Adar | Meaningful People #17

Shimrit Adar was born in Israel and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Though she currently resides there with her husband and four children, she thoroughly enjoys spreading her joy all over the world. Shimi is a motivational speaker, an MC, and an entertainer.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rav Judah Mischel | Meaningful People #16

A widely admired inspirational teacher and guide, Rabbi Judah Mischel is Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser – The Surfing Rabbi | Meaningful People #15

Also known as the Surfing Rabbi, Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser is not your typical rabbi! The son of a successful sportswear manufacturer, Rabbi Yom Tov was raised in the foothills of Hollywood, California. A Bal Teshuva and now Chasidish, but you can still see him mountain biking, playing guitar and surfing.

September 12, 2022 ·

How to Master Our Middos & Be the Best Parent | Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum – Meaningful People #14

How do we work on our middos? What does it take to be a good parent? What do us as human beings crave most?

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Paysach Krohn | Meaningful People #13

R' Paysach J. Krohn is known as one of the best storytellers in the world.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Dovid Bashevkin | Meaningful People #12

David Bashevkin, also known as @DBashIdeas on Twitter, is known as a deep thinker and for his comedic genius.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Moshe Weinberger | Meaningful People #11

As the morah d’asrah of Congregation Aish Koshesh in Woodmere, NY, Rabbi Weinberger has become a pillar in the community and beyond.

September 12, 2022 ·

What Is Meaningful People Podcast?

Here's a quick intro into what this channel is all about

September 12, 2022 ·

How To Deal With Trauma | Zahava Farbman | Meaningful People #10

Please Note, that Mrs. Farbman specifically asked us to not film this episode. We respected her wishes.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Benny Friedman | Meaningful People #9

Born in Minneapolis, MN to a family of Chabad Shluchim, Benny Friedman began his musical career at the age of 13 singing for locals around the neighborhood.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Chaim Zvi Senter | Meaningful People #8

Growing up in Teaneck, NJ, Rabbi Senter's parents raised him to develop a deep love and yearning for knowledge and Torah.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Zvi Gluck – CEO of Amudim | Meaningful People #7

Zvi Gluck has immersed himself in community activism from a young age.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Ari Dembi | Meaningful People #6

Since 1997, R' Ari Dembitzer has spent his Summers as head counselor for Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha where his energetic positivity lifts the spirits of sick children.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Yaakov Bender | Meaningful People #5

Rabbi Yaakov Bender, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, has become one of the world’s greatest leaders of Torah education today.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Charlene Aminoff | Meaningful People #4

Charlene Aminoff is the founder & CEO at Gali’s Couture Wigs, public speaker, life-style/emunah influencer, wife and mother of five.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Charlie Harary | Meaningful People #3

Charlie Harary is a world-renowned lecturer and author whose topics range from personal growth to business strategy and productivity.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Uncle Moishy | Meaningful People #2

For over 40 years, Uncle Moishy has captured the hearts of Jewish children across the world with his imaginative and inspiring songs and videos.

September 12, 2022 ·

The Story of Rabbi Eytan Feiner | Meaningful People #1

A brilliant Torah scholar and beacon of inspiration, Rabbi Eytan Feiner—Rav of Congregation Kneseth Israel (“The White Shul”) in Far Rockaway, New York—sits down with Meaningful Peoples’ Yaakov Langer and Nachi Gordon to discuss how he got to where he is today.