The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

It’s April 2018, and for this episode we’re talking about the Quaker City String Band and their internationally acclaimed “Fiddling with Tradition” performance, followed by a conversation with politician turned documentary film producer Sam Katz on his next project dedicated to Philadelphia’s Jewish history and finally we’ll travel back to 1894 to document the journey of the first female Jewish international sports sensation, Annie Kopchovsky.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with the renowned Israeli chef and philanthropist Michael Solomonov to talk about his Grandmother’s famous borekas, his love of Israel in all of its contradictions and the tragedy that lead him to find his life’s path.