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FedRadioDetroit is Federation’s podcast series hosted by Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss and featuring big personalities from Jewish Detroit’s diverse cast of characters. Take a listen!

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April 5, 2021

Episode 14

A (School) Day in the Life

Co-host Sam Dubin takes us inside the halls of Hillel Day School, then he and co-host Beverly Liss welcome Dr. Darin Katz, Hillel’s Head of School, to the virtual studio to take it all in.

March 3, 2021

Episode 13

The Ultimate Entrepreneur

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome Shimon Levy to the virtual studio.

January 29, 2021

Episode 12

Figuring Out a Way Forward

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin to the virtual studio.

November 19, 2020

Episode 11

Is this time different?

Pastor Aramis Hinds and Rabbi Ariana Silverman continue their ongoing conversations about race, religion, community and equality on this month’s episode of FedRadioDetroit.

November 4, 2020

Episode 10

The “Now” Normal

FedRadioDetroit host Sam Dubin welcomed Paul Blatt, CEO of JVS, into the virtual studio this month to share how the agency has pivoted their work and evolved their services to meet the needs of the community during COVID-19.

October 5, 2020

Episode 09

Optimism is a Jewish Value

On this month’s episode of FedRadioDetroit, Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcomed a true community all-star into the virtual studio, Hannan Lis, a leader in both the business and not-for-profit worlds.

August 13, 2020

Episode 08

A Commitment to Justice

Jay Kaplan always knew he was going to become an attorney. He also always knew he wanted to do something to help people. “I knew that my niche was in the area of social justice,” he notes in his recent interview on the FedRadioDetroit podcast. “The whole trajectory of my career has been doing public interest law.”

July 22, 2020

Episode 07

Nourishment for All

With increased unemployment, newfound financial hardships and economic uncertainty at an all-time high, shining a spotlight on Yad Ezra, one of the community’s most essential sources of help and hope, was an obvious choice for FedRadioDetroit this month. Yad Ezra is Metro Detroit’s kosher food pantry, serving the community for over 30 years.

June 11, 2020

Episode 06

It’s Not Goodbye, Just L’hitraot

FedRadioDetroit welcomed Nina Yahalomi Klevitsky, JAFI’s shlicha (emissary) assigned to the Detroit Jewish community, into the socially distant studio this month for a farewell and reflection on her time here in Detroit. Nina arrived three years ago with her husband and two little girls. She leaves with one new family member (a son), countless connections and priceless memories.

May 20, 2020

Episode 05

Taking Care of Our Community During COVID-19 – Body & Soul

FedRadioDetroit sounds a little different this month. And why shouldn’t it? Everything is different – from the way we grocery shop, to the way we worship, to the way we receive medical care, to the way we record a podcast. This month’s guests have become experts in the new normal that is the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 5, 2020

Episode 04

Come Full Circle

In FedRadio’s fourth episode, Carolyn Bellinson speaks about Brilliant Detroit, the non-profit she co-founded with her husband Jim. Brilliant Detroit works with families to address issues of early childhood literacy in Detroit neighborhoods.

February 4, 2020

Episode 03

The Bravery of Perseverance

In FedRadioDetroit’s third episode, Federation’s Susie Feldman tells her harrowing tale of surviving domestic abuse and how the Jewish community was there for her every step of the way.

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