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  • April 11, 2004 - Matzah eating contest. Ben guesses the matzah brand blindfolded. Tzvi cheats. Name-that-tune with Jewish music played backwards.
  • April 9, 2004 - Interview with Israeli guitarist Yossi Piamenta.
  • April 4, 2004 - Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum of Cleveland's Jewish Learning Connection answers callers' questions about Passover live in the studio.
  • April 2, 2004 - Jewish Youth Radio students Roni and Teddy guest host.
  • March 28, 2004 - Local singer/songwriter Mat Tonti performs live in the studio. Tzvi interviews members of the Lakewood, New Jersey Jewish community. Jewish Youth Radio interview with David Engelhart, student leader of Bnei Akiva of Cleveland.
  • March 26, 2004 - Ambassadors For Unity high school exchange program between Beit Shean and Cleveland discuss on the Sheik Yassin assassination, Israeli drivers and more.
  • March 21, 2004 - Radiothon week.
  • March 19, 2004 - Local author Leona Green talks about her Traditional Egalitarian Passover Haggadah with art by Clevelander Charlotte Gould.
  • March 14, 2004 - Avi Fishoff of Solid Gold talks about his new Baal Shem Tov tribute with Avraham Fried and Lipa Schmelczer. Ben and Tzvi recite poetry written about their favorite listeners.
  • March 12, 2004 - Israeli meditation therapist Yoav Robinson gives host Ben Bresky a live Kabbalistic reiki demonstration. Dvar Torah from Baila Adelberg of the Siegal College of Jewish Studies.
  • Feb. 7, 2004 - Purim show. Coverage of Young Israel, Mosdos and more.
  • Feb. 5, 2004 - Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association. Interview with Jane Arnoff-Logsdon of Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau and big brother Scott Blitzer.
  • Feb. 22, 2004 - Rabbi Moshe Stoll taks about the Jewish Learning Connection food fair
  • Feb 20, 2004 - Extra long show - Mizrachi students Alan, Roni and Teddy guest host with Yisroel Mendelson. Sports wrap-up on the Mizarchi basketball and wrestling teams. Interview with Irwin Weinberger or the Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band on his solo projects.
    Interview with Mandel JCC guest speaker Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi of the Roost and Branch Organization on the Muslim view on Israel and the Jewish people.
    Interview with Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter.
  • Feb. 15, 2004 - Rabbi Chaim Feld of Aish HaTorah talks about the Lashon Hara campaign.
  • Feb. 13, 2004 - Interview with Apollo's Fire on their performance of Salamone Rossi's HaShirim Asher L'Shlomo.
  • Feb. 8, 2004 - Interview with Harley Gross on the Jewish Community Federation's annual Super Sunday community wide fund raiser.
  • Feb. 6, 2004 - Poetry, storytelling, music and other live performances from the Ruach students of the Siegal College of Jewish Studies' new Jewish spirituality master's program.
    Interview with Zahava Newman of the Segula organization for Jewish special needs children.
  • Feb. 1, 2004 - Coverage of JCC Family Fun Day - interviews with Kids Camp, Adult services, Ruchama's Cafe and Scott the magician. Interview with Norm Tischler of the Workman's Circle Klezmer Orchestra.
  • Jan. 25, 2004 - Rick Kammer from the Jewish Community Center talks about their new membership plan and JCC Family Fun Day.
  • Jan. 23, 2004 - Jewish Youth Radio segment on the Betar work experience trip to Judea and Samaria. Martin Luther King at the American Jewish Committee, 1965.
  • Jan. 18, 2004 - The Jewish Russian immigrant experience in Cleveland. Interview with Boris Kolker, an author from the new Russian literary journal.
  • Jan. 11, 2004 - Interview with Judy Nisman on her trip to Israel and how to buy Israeli. Dvar Torah by Rabbi Koval of Canton, Ohio.
  • Jan. 9, 2004 - Interview with Yiddish reggae singer King Django.
  • Jan. 4, 2004 - Tenth of Tevet special. Acapella music only. Interview with Steve Bluestone, comparing and contrasting the Jewish communities of Cleveland and Portland, Oregon. Coverage of Avrumi Flam concert. Members of the Yeshiva Boys Choir interview Ben Bresky.
  • Jan. 2, 2004 - Cleveland singer/songwriter Na'ama Sharaby sings and plays guitar live. Guest co-host Jeremy from the Siegal College of Jewish Studies.
  • Jan. 1, 2004 - Extra long broadcast - Rabbi Yossi Newman and ten members of the Yeshiva Boys Choir take over the show and perform live. Rabbi Hillel Yarmove sings and plays guitar. Avrumi Flam drops by to talk about his concert. Food provided by the infamous Yacov's Pizza, Cleveland second oldest kosher restarant. Interview with Yacov's employees.
  • Dec. 28, 2003 - Interview with musician Yaakov Shwekey. Dvar Torah by Rabbi Shwekey of the Torah L.I.F.E. Institute of Cleveland.
  • Dec. 26, 2003 - Live from Issi's Pizza. Interview with Issi, employees and patrons. Entertainment by magician Richard McClendon
  • Dec. 25, 2003 - Extra long broadcast - Phone interview with Avrumi Flam on his upcoming Cleveland concert. Interview with Abba's Restaurant (thanks for the shwarma.) Live in-studio music with Uri Cohen, Uriel Ballenson, Gabey Polansky, Teddy Hecht and Bob from Beachwood.
  • Dec. 14, 2003 - Interview with Rabbi Yossi Newman of Hebrew Academy of Cleveland and Eli Gersner, producers of the new Yeshiva Boy Choir CD.
  • Dec. 6, 2003 - Interview with Shloime Dachs on his new CD Avinu.
  • Nov. 30, 2003 - Interview with veteran producer Yossi Green on the new Ohad Moskowitz CD and his upcoming solo album.
  • Nov. 28, 2003 - Live broadcast from Chocolate Emporium. Interview with owner and patrons. Entertainment by magician Richard McClendon
  • Nov. 27, 2003 - Thanksgiving Day extra. Live in-studio open mic jam session with Isaac Rosenbaum, Rabbi Yossi Newman, Rabbi Joel Pomerantz, Simcha Mann, Mat Tonti and more.
  • Nov. 23, 2003 - Rabbi Yechiel Spero read from and talks about his new book Touched by a Story: Inspiring Stories Retold by a Master Teacher
  • Nov. 16, 2003 - Coverage of the Israel protest at Ohio State University part one. Interview with Rocky Stewart of the Segula Orchestra in Detroit.
  • Nov. 14, 2003 - Dekalyiah Ashrey of Israel plays her music and talks about Or Panecha, her new spiritual center in Tzvat.
  • Nov. 2, 2003 - Interview with local musician Yosef Greenberger - Shir Chodesh Orchestra. Rabbi Moshe Sonnenshein talks about the Torah L.I.F.E. Institute of Cleveland.
  • Oct. 31, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio interviews Michael Landzberg, executive director of the Israel Aliyah Center during his visit to Cleveland.
  • Oct. 26, 2003 - Interview with local musician Peretz Katz.
  • Oct. 24, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio interview with Anat Sharvit of the Partnership 2000 project between Cleveland and Beit Shean.
  • Oct. 17, 2003 - Interview with Michoel Pruzansky on his long awaited debut album. Coverage of Mosdos Sukkos party. Interview with Rabbi Berkowitz, principal of Mosdos boys school.
  • Oct. 10, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio live with Mizrachi students Teddy, Yitzhak and David.
  • Oct. 3, 2003 - Interview with singer/songwriter Dan Bern on his songs Lithuania, Suicide Bomb, Taking Back the Swastika and more.
  • Sep. 26, 2003 - Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum of Cleveland's Jewish Learning Connection talks about his new book Powers Lines
  • Sep. 21, 2003 - Interview with Stuart Muszynski of Project Love.
  • September 19, 2003 - Coverage of the annual Gross Schechter Kosher Rib Burn-Off Part 2.
  • Setember 14, 2003 - Live broadcast from Brooklyn Bagels. Interview with the infamous Avi Cohen, owner and proprietor of Brooklyn Bagels and Jewish Community Radio's official Cleveland Heights traffic correspondent.
  • September 12, 2003 - Live performance and interview with local singer/singwriter Noah Budin. Gross Schechter Day School Kosher Rib Burn-Off Part 1.
  • September 7, 2003 - Interview with music producer Sheya Mendlowitz on the new Yisroel Williger album
  • September 5, 2003 - Fred Weiser and his wife Deborah discuss growing up deaf/hearing impared in the Jewish community and Our Way for the Jewish Deaf.
  • August 31, 2003 - Interview with performer Rabbi Joshua Hill son of Law & Order and Mission Impossible star Steven Hill
  • August 29, 2003 - Jennifer Roman discusses the struggles as a young Jewish female in Cleveland. Topics include women's yeshiva, making aliyah, and modest dress.
  • August 22, 2003 - Guitarist Elana Akman discusses her raw, jamming style of music.
  • August 17, 2003 - Call-in contest. Who's kosher pizza is better, Yacov's, Issi's or Kinneret?
  • August 10, 2003 - Jeff Janning live in the studio discusses his new album and his gigs at Menorah Park and Camp Wise.
  • August 8, 2003 - Jeremy and Ben relentlessly mock the worst Jewish music of all time.
  • July 27, 2003 - Tzvi Turner discusses Tisha B'Av. Acapella music only.
  • July 25, 2003 - Shira from Shaker Heights High reads her manifesto Why I Am A Jew
  • JulY 20. 2003 - Poetry week with Isaac Rosenbaum. Original poetry as well as d. a. levy, Uri Zvi Greenberg and more.
  • July 18, 2003 - Adam from Cleveland Heights High talks about Israeli sports.
  • July 11, 2003 - David from Mizrachi High School talks about his trip to Washington lobbying for the Koby Mandell Act against terrorism.
  • July 4, 2003 - Coverage of Memorial vigil for Cleveland terrorist victim Alan Beer.
  • June 27, 2003 - Johnny from Beachwood High - Jewish connection of the musical group Phish.
  • May 30, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio coverage of the protest against National Public Radio's anti-Israel bias.
  • May 23, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio coverage of Israel Independence Day celebration at Congregation Bnai Jeshurun.
  • May 9, 2003 - Ambassadors for Unity dialogue between high school students from Beit Shean and Cleveland. Conducted at Akiva High School. Discussion of Road Map plan, and whether non-Jewish Israelis should have the right to vote.
  • May 2, 2003 - Akiva students interview participants of the Federation Passover Project trip to the Jewish community of St. Petersburg, Russia. Part two.
  • April 27, 2003 - Excerpts from The Deed by former Clevelander Gerold Frank; The true story of the Freedom Fighters of Israel and the assassination of Lord Moyne during the Holocaust.
  • April 25, 2003 - Mizrachi students interview participants of the Federation Passover Project trip to the Jewish community of St. Petersburg, Russia. Part one
  • April 11, 2003 - Interview with Shua Kiner on his experiences in the Jewish community of Venice, Italy.
  • March 8, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio coverage of the Cleveland USY Shabbaton.
  • February 28, 2003 - Jewish Youth Radio students from Mizrachi High School discuss the Szarvas Fellowship trip to Hungary.
  • Februray 14, 2003 - Excerpts from writer Harvey Pekar on growing up Jewish in Cleveland. His autobiographical movie American Splendor is winner of the 2003 Sundance film festival.
  • February 9, 2003 - Beth Israel - The West Temple's Chandra Morgan-Henley perfoms her tribute song to Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon live in the studio. Students from Telshe Yeshiva discuss war between the US and Iraq.
  • February 7, 2003 - Akiva High School's Jewish Youth Radio discusses Space Shuttle Columbia and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon.
  • January 31, 2003 - Rabbi & Mrs. Pickholtz discuss their 38 years of service to Sinai Synagogue and the community and the 100th Anniversary Sinai Tribute Dinner commemorating the Pickholtz's and welcoming new Rabbi Moshe Berger.
  • January 17, 2003 - Rosa Raskin, Pamela Alderman & Steven Haynie of the CCIT - Mt. Sinai Memorial Library talk about their mission continuing the legacy of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center and their benefit concert and art show. Discussion of Lodz Ghetto name list.
  • December 27, 2002 - Case Western Reserve University professor Gerald Saidel of the Park Synagogue Israel Advocacy Committee discusses anti-Israel propaganda on campus, how to deal with it and Park Synagogue's seminar for college students.
  • November 24, 2002 - Raz Telchai talks about growing up rough in Cleveland and the new Jewish Identity Center in Colorado fighting propaganda on campus.
  • November 8, 2002 - Mark Kramer and Eddie Gomez talk about their new Jazz Fiddler on the Roof album.
  • November 3, 2002 - Norm Bresky interviews Clevelander Barry Lowe live in the studio about the Federation trip to Poland and Israel. Issues included Bnai Jeshurun's dedication of Torah scrolls to the new Auschwitz synagogue and the Jewish underground's fight against the British in the 1940's.
  • October 11, 2002 - Interview with David Ze'ev of Kol Yisrael Radio. Discussion on media bias and life as a journalist in downtown Jerusalem. David Ze'ev is currrently available for speaking engagements. For more information e-mail davidshari@hotmail.com.
  • October 4, 2002 - Interview and live music with former Clevelander Jeff Janning. Discussion of facing prejudice as a youth in Cleveland and "Hellenized Anmerican Jews" as described in his lyrics.
  • September 27, 2002 - The music and Jewishness of David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed.
  • September 6, 2002 - Update on September 11th hero Abe Zelmanowitz.
  • August 23, 2002 - Discussion of Maccabi Haifa's winning streak and the latest in Israeli sports with Yerach Holtz.
  • August 9, 2002 - Interview with Bram Presser from the Jewish punk rock group Yidcore.
  • August 4, 2002 - Poetry and interview with Menorah Park activities coordinator Sarah Antine.
  • July 12, 2002 - Clevelander Stacy Nolish talks about her two year volunteer experience with the Jewish community in Poland.
  • July 5, 2002 - Steve Hoffman, former head of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland talks about funding in Judea, Sameria and Gaza. From Jerusalem Post Radio.
  • April 12, 2002 - Continuing Letters to Yitz, a collection letters between Arthur "Yitz" Jaffe in Cleveland his brother Eliezer Jaffe in Israel.
  • April 5, 2002 - Sarah Marks talks about participating in the Federation's Passover Project to St. Petersburg, Russia and the Jewish community there.
  • March 29, 2002 - Mordechai Shulgasser talks about the kosher hot dog stand at Jacob's Field.
  • March 24, 2002 - Michael Bennett of the Jewish Community Federation talks about the national satellite-TV linked Israel solidarity gathering at the Siegal College of Jewish Studies.
  • March 22, 2002 - Excerpts from the youth memorial vigil for Israeli terrorist victims at Akiva High School featuring guest speaker David Olesker. Radiothon week.
  • March 15, 2002 - Katherine Hirschfeld, program director of the Cleveland Hillel House talks about recent activities at Case, Cleveland State and other area campuses.
  • March 10, 2002 - Wendy Schwartz of Bnai Jershurun discusses the upcoming lecture on Jewish-Muslim relations throughout history.
  • March 08, 2002 - Cantor Aaron Shifman live in the studio talks about the Bnai Jershurun concert with Safam and the three generations of cantors in his family. Special three hour show due to spring break.
  • March 01, 2002 - Solomon Schechter Day School annual Purim gala and fundraiser.
  • February 08, 2002 - Local musician Mendel Singer live in the studio performing This Land is Our Land, Kosher Symbol Blues and discussing his music.
  • February 01, 2002 - Israeli singer and former Clevelander Nomi Teplow talks about her forthcoming album and why she moved to the Jewish homeland.
  • January 18, 2002 - David Bamberger talks about directing the JCC's Halle Theater's production of Yentl.
  • January 11, 2002 - New Cleveland Betar shaliach Eitan Behar talks about the volunteer work trip to Kedumim, Israel.
  • December 28, 2001 - Jewish rapper Remedy talks about his Holocaust song Never Again from the Wu-Tang Killa Bees album and his new album.
  • December 21, 2001 - 2001 Dorothy Silver Playwriting contest winner Marcia Celbulska, author of Visions of Right, the story of how one woman deals with hate speech. Cleveland's Alliance of Jewish Young Adults on the real meaning of Hanukah. Edmond Fleg's Why I Am A Jew
  • December 14, 2001 - Cleveland's Jewish Secular Community and author Judy Seid of G-d Optional Judaism
  • December 07, 2001 - Hanukah music including Barenaked Ladies, Adam Sandler, Safam, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Karen, Frank London and more.
  • November 23, 2001 - JCC Book Fair author Joel Samberg of Reel Jewish - A Century of Jewish Movies on what makes a movie Jewish and why. Jewish ska/klezmer music by King Django
  • November 16, 2001 - JCC’s Learn-Inn workshops with Dorothy and Reuben Silver, "Cleveland’s reining theatrical couple", and Eleanor Mullet on assimilation and Jewish identity, author of the forthcoming Fractured Heritage – Living a Contemporary Jewish Life. Israeli trance by Infected Mushroom.
  • November 9, 2001 - AJC's Dr. Marty Plax and JDL's Dr. Jonathon Epstein on the Cleveland Imam controversy. Hillel comedian Joel Chasnoff sings The Birthright Song.
  • November 2, 2001 - Zvi Cohn Band - Live interview and giveaway of new album Ancient Hebrew Lore
  • October 26, 2001 - Sukkot Family Fun Day at the Mayfield JCC, including discussion of urban sprall and ethnic migration.
  • October 19, 2001 - Interview with Clevelander Steve Esrati, author of the semi-autobiographical The Tenth Prayer - A Novel of Israel. Music by Tea Packs
  • September 28, 2001 - Solomon Schecter's annual Kosher Rib Burn-off
  • September 21, 2001 - Stephanie Berkowitz on the JCC's seniors programs. Music by Perry Farrell.
  • September 14, 2001 - Debbiesue Pessar of Cleveland's ADL and Bruce Mandel of the Federation on the September 11th attacks
  • September 7, 2001 - Kate Hirshfeld and Rabbi Jonathan Freilich, new director and rabbi of Cleveland Hillel. Eminem songs performed in Hebrew.
  • August 31, 2001 - Discussion on moving to Israel with Shirley Goodman of the Cleveland Hometown Association in Israel.
  • August 24, 2001 - Interview and stories with Jewish story teller and voice-over artist Sharon Zinner
  • August 17, 2001 - Interviews and music with the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan and comments from attendees of their concert at the Mandel JCC.
  • August 10, 2001 - Shona and Emily Couch discuss conversion to Judaism and how it affects the mother-daughter relationship.
  • July 27, 2001 - David Levey's Montefiore Moment
  • Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Israeli activist Shifra Hoffman talks about American aliyah and future Holocausts.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2001 - Federation Israel Solidarity Rally on Public Square featuring Charles Ratner and Rabbi Richard Block
  • Friday, June 10, 2001 - Interview with teacher Chaya Fuerst and students in JCC English as a Second Language classes
  • May 27, 2001 - Interview with Lisa Kollins, director of JCC's Halle Theater
  • May 13, 2001 - Interview with Hebron community leader Elisheva Federman
  • . 70's Jewish rock by Ralph Schlossberg, The Rock Cantor
  • May 6, 2001 - Torah Commentary by Rabbi Daniel Roberts of Temple Emanu-El
  • April 29, 2001 - Interview with George Ressler of the Jewish Relief Society. The music and Jewishness of Joey Ramone of The Ramones

  • Judy Lash Balint, author of The Jerusalem Diaries talks about why the news media produces biased articles against Israel from her personal perspective as a journalist.
  • Sam Friedman, author of Jew Vs. Jew on the Beachwood Green Road controversy.
  • Candy Loeb, student rabbi of Etz Hayyim.
  • Dr. Jonathon Epstein, director of the Ohio Jewish Defense League on the shooting attacks in Pittsburgh and at the California JCC
  • Mimi Sheritan, author of The Bialy Eaters
  • Nomi Teplow, Israeli singer and former Clevelander
  • Don Rosenberg, Plain Dealer music critic on Jewish people in the Cleveland Orchestra
  • Anita Grey - talk with Cleveland Hillel students on Israeli-Arab conflict
  • Shlomo Stern of Taylor Road Synagogue - unique Torah commentaries of the week
  • David Seltzer on the Cleveland Hillel student Purim party
  • Jerusalem Post writer David Horvitz, author of A Little Too Close to G-d
  • Melaine Aboody on the Jewish Relief Society's Passover food drive
  • Prof. Pam Guang on the Jewish community of China
  • Chaya Fuerst's on-the-spot tapes of Israel including the Golan Heights.
  • Raphaella Segal of the West Bank community of Kedumim.
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