It's Who You Know! The Podcast

It's Who You Know! The Podcast
Bridging the gap between Jewish leaders and those who follow them.Michelle W. Malkin interviews leaders in the North American Jewish community about working in Jewish organizations and congregations, philanthropy, the changing landscape of the communit…

Help Re-Launch It’s Who You Know!
Oct 22 • 2 min
After a year long hiatus, It’s Who You Know! is ready to start publishing new conversations starting January 2020. We just need your help to cover some of the start-up costs. You can help re-launch the project by contirbuting any amount at…
51 - Michelle W. Malkin, It’s Who You Know!
Dec 31, 2018 • 42 min
Something New: Michelle W. Malkin, Creator, discusses with a special guest host her experience creating this project and her hopes for the future of the podcast. Hear her personal journey and professional advice on this last episode for 2018!
50 - David M. Schizer, American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Dec 17, 2018 • 46 min
Global Impact on Individuals: David M. Schizer, CEO, discusses his work supporting social services for Jews around the world. From the youth to the elderly, from large to small communities, David shares stories of how this large organization’s work has…
49 - Nancy Kaufman, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
Dec 3, 2018 • 48 min
Finding Your Voice: Nancy K. Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer, discusses with me her career in building bridges between the Jewish community and the non-Jewish world around us and how this experience has changed when viewing the work through a gender…
48 - Robert Bank, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
Nov 26, 2018 • 50 min
A Face Onto the Nation: Robert Bank, President and CEO, discusses his work in promoting Jewish values around the world in an attempt to positively influence public policy, thoughts, and the way the American Jewish community interacts with the world around…
47 - Wendy Rosov, Rosov Consulting
Nov 12, 2018 • 43 min
Importance of Evaluation: Wendy Rosov, Founder and Principal, discusses her experience working with Jewish educational institutions in helping them evaluate their programs and create plans for how to move forward in an ever changing world.
46 - Matt Grossman, BBYO
Oct 29, 2018 • 46 min
Putting Others First: Matt Grossman, Chief Executive Officer, discusses the joys and challenges of leading a pluralistic teen movement and how he supports his teen leadership in creating the type of community they want to be a part of.
45 - Idit Klein, Keshet
Oct 15, 2018 • 45 min
Pursuing Inclusion: Idit Klein, Executive Director, discusses how she built the organization from the ground up and how our Jewish institutions have evolved over time in their culture, programming, and outlook in how they adapt to the changing gender…
44 - Doron Krakow, JCC Association of North America
Oct 1, 2018 • 52 min
Accessible Communities: Doron Krakow, President and CEO, discusses the JCC model of Jewish engagement and how it might differ from other legacy organizations in its approach to building Jewish identity and community.
43 - Dr. Betsy Stone, Psychologist and Professor
Sep 17, 2018 • 46 min
Examining Our Values: Dr. Betsy Stone, psychologist, helps us reflect on our personal and professional values as Jewish professionals. This unique episode walks us through a reflective exercise as we engage in the high holy days.
42 - Evan Bernstein, Anti-Defamation League
Sep 3, 2018 • 39 min
Changing Environment: Evan Bernstein, New York / New Jersey Regional Director, discusses how his work has changed over the last few years with the increase in hate related incidents around our nation and what his experience has been like over his years…
41 - Avital Ingber, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Aug 20, 2018 • 38 min
Leadership Transition: Avital Ingber, President and CEO, discusses the process of preparing for taking on this role, the unexpected challenge she faced after hurricane Harvey and what makes Houston such a unique community.
40 - Avrum Lapin, The Lapin Group
Aug 6, 2018 • 34 min
Raising Funds Today: Avrum D. Lapin, President and Creator, discusses with me his work in helping Jewish organizations find their voice in communicating their mission to prospective and current donors.
39 - Mimi Kravetz, Hillel International
Jul 23, 2018 • 48 min
Talent Development: Mimi Kravetz, Chief Talent Officer, discusses her experience creating this new department and managing professional development opportunities for staff at campuses spread around the world.
38 - Josh Miller, Jim Joseph Foundation
Jul 9, 2018 • 60 min
Funding Jewish Education: Josh Miller, Aliza Kline, Chief Program Officer, discussing his work in partnering with Jewish agencies to support the most innovative and forward thinking ideas in Jewish education today.
37 - Lisa Colton, Darim Online
Jun 25, 2018 • 53 min
Shifting to the Digital World: Lisa Colta, Founder and President, discusses her work helping Jewish organizations shift their thinking and operations to better align with the ever-changing digital world we are all living in.
36 - David Katznelson, Reboot
Jun 11, 2018 • 47 min
Re-imagining Jewish Life: David Katznelson, Executive Director, discusses how his organization creates accessible avenues for Jewish engagement on the individual and group level.
35 - Dana Levinson Steiner, NYU Brofman Center
May 28, 2018 • 45 min
Women’s Empowerment: As Senior Associate of Leadership & Strategic Partnerships, Dana discusses her research and the steps she is taking to empower young Jewish professionals to gain the skills they will need to be successful in the field.
Partner Episode: American Hebrew Academy
May 15, 2018 • 18 min
The American Hebrew Academy, in Greensboro, NC, is the international, Jewish college-prep boarding school where students are challenged to reach academic goals and build a foundation for lifelong learning and global engagement.
34 - David Bryfman, The Jewish Education Project
May 14, 2018 • 59 min
David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer, discusses how we can re-frame our thinking around our careers, organizational change, engagement in Jewish life, and more!
33 - Aliza Kline, OneTable
Apr 30, 2018 • 46 min
Aliza Kline, Founding Executive Director, discusses the self-organizing model of this millennial organization and the special nature of Shabbat that brings people together in a unique way.
32 - Allen Adamson, Brandsimple
Apr 16, 2018 • 49 min
Allen Adamson, branding specialist and author of Shift Ahead, discusses some best practices in branding and marketing our organizations in an ever changing environment.
31 - Liz Fisher, Repair The World
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Liz Fisher, Chief Operating Officer, discusses how her organization approaches social action work, her personal journey to her current position, and the trajectory of women in leadership roles in the Jewish community.
30 - Rabbi Leon Wiener Dow, Shalom Hartman Institute
Mar 19, 2018 • 43 min
Leon Wiener Dow, Faculty and Research Fellow, discusses his recent book “The Going” in light of how our “Jewish” organizations express their Judaism and how your staff could benefit from a culture of learning and studying together.
29 - Lisa Hills, Hirsch/Hills Associates
Mar 5, 2018 • 56 min
Lisa Hills, Co-Founder and Partner, discusses talent management in how we can best think about hiring, on-boarding, and playing to the strengths of our employees.
28 - David Cygielman, Moishe House
Feb 19, 2018 • 48 min
David Cygielman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, discusses the history of Moishe House, what he has learned along the way, and his philosophy in running this very successful Jewish engagement organization.
27 - Deborah Fishman, The Avi Chai Foundation
Feb 5, 2018 • 35 min
Deborah Fishman, Director of Communications, discusses her work promoting the skill of being a Network Weaver and the impact this role can have in your organization.
26 - Michael Liepman, The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA)
Jan 22, 2018 • 43 min
Michael Liepman, Executive Director, discusses the unique position of Temple executive directors and administrators as they are tasked with lifting up the leaders around them and keeping the lights on.
25 - Abby Leibman, MAZON
Jan 8, 2018 • 50 min
Abby Leibman, President and CEO, discusses her leadership style and the work of this unique Jewish social justice organization.
24 - Jen Simbol, Jewish Evaluation Network (UJA-FEDNYC)
Dec 24, 2017 • 39 min
Jen Simbol, Manager of Dissemination and Implementation in the Impact and Performance Assessment Department (IPAD), discusses the importance of evaluation in our work and how a network of colleagues could help improve how we incorporate evaluation into…
23 - Rabbi Avi Orlow, Foundation for Jewish Camp
Dec 10, 2017 • 59 min
Rabbi Avi Orlow, Vice President of Program and Innovation, discusses the role the foundation plays in helping create a much needed community for Jewish camp professionals.
22 - Rachel Gildiner, GatherDC
Nov 26, 2017 • 47 min
Rachel Gildiner, Executive Director, discusses how her organization engages young adults in the DC Jewish community and offers advice for being more welcoming.
21 - Mark Rosen, Brandeis University
Nov 12, 2017 • 40 min
Mark Rosen, Associate Professor in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, discusses his experience introducing Jewish professionals to the larger field in NYC as well as his research in serval areas of Jewish life.
20 - Nanette Fridman, Fridman Strategies
Oct 29, 2017 • 57 min
Nanette Fridman, Founder, discusses her work consulting with many different Jewish organizations and what Jewish professionals could do when facing difficult situations.
19 - Andres Spokoiny, Jewish Funders Network
Oct 15, 2017 • 58 min
Andrés Spokoiny, President and CEO, discusses how he views the institutional changes we are experiencing as a community, working with philanthropists, and advice for all Jewish organizations when dealing with funders.
18 - Laura Fish, Federation CJA (Montreal)
Oct 1, 2017 • 51 min
Laura Fish, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, discusses her experience bringing change to her organization and the dynamic of being a Canadian professional in the North American focused network.
17 - Rabbi Josh Weinberg, ARZA
Sep 17, 2017 • 57 min
Rabbi Josh Weinberg, President, discusses his passion for Israel and ways to help Jewish professionals grapple with this controversial topic.
16 - Ruthie Warshenbrot, Wexner Foundation
Sep 3, 2017 • 48 min
Ruthie Warshenbrot, Program Director, discusses her work with the Wexner Field Fellowship and the impact that programs like this have on Jewish professional development.
15 - Rabbi Dan Judson, Hebrew College
Aug 20, 2017 • 58 min
Rabbi Dan Judson, Associate Dean, discusses the history of finances and the model of voluntary dues contributions in synagogues.
14 - Stefanie Rhodes, Slingshot Fund
Aug 6, 2017 • 43 min
Stefanie Rhodes, Executive Director, discusses the history and purpose behind the annual Slingshot Guide and the impact of this work on the larger Jewish innovation sector.
13 - Bob Goldfarb, Jewish Creativity International
Jul 23, 2017 • 43 min
Bob Goldfarb, President, discusses the evolution and shifting nature of Jewish arts and cultural engagement.
12 - Miriam Chilton, URJ Youth
Jul 9, 2017 • 45 min
Miriam Chilton, Vice President, discusses her experience working with a variety of teen based youth programs for the Reform Movement as well as what it was like becoming a Jewish professional.
11 - Mark Gurvis, The Jewish Federations of North America
Jun 25, 2017 • 49 min
Mark Gurvis, Executive Vice President, discusses his lifelong work within the Federation system and his outlook on the future of these institutions.
10 - Abby Saloma, Schusterman Family Foundation
Jun 11, 2017 • 49 min
Abby Saloma , Senior Program Officer, discusses her work with the Schusterman Fellowship, why it was created, the impact it has had so far, and what the program hopes to accomplish in the coming years.
09 - Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Kenissa
May 28, 2017 • 48 min
Rabbi Sid Schwarz, Founder, discusses his new project, Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network, which brings leaders of boutique Jewish organizations together in community.
BE02 - David Master, Timeless Ketubah
May 14, 2017 • 7 min
David Master discusses his experience creating his first sculpture Ketubah and this passion became his profession.
08 - Gali Cooks, Leading Edge
May 14, 2017 • 59 min
Gali Cooks, Executive Director, discusses the emerging work of Leading Edge in the areas of CEO on-boarding, lay leadership development, and evaluating great places to work in the Jewish community.
07 - Drew Kugler, Communication & Leadership Counselor
Apr 30, 2017 • 55 min
Drew Kugler, Founder, discusses dealing with interpersonal conflict management in Jewish organizations.
06 - Dara Klarfeld, DRG Executive Search
Apr 16, 2017 • 58 min
Dara Klarfeld, Managing Director, discusses the process of hiring executive level positions in the Jewish community.
05 - Rabbi Cherie Koller-Fox, NewCAJE
Apr 2, 2017 • 55 min
Rabbi Cherie Koller-Fox, President and Founder, discusses bringing together Jewish educators from all different denominations to share and network together in an effort to improve the field.
04- Rabbi Joshua Rabin, USCJ
Mar 19, 2017 • 53 min
Rabbi Joshua Rabin, Director of Innovation, discusses his work helping synagogue communities discover their unique identity.
03- Aliza Mazor, UpStart
Mar 5, 2017 • 50 min
Aliza Mazor, Chief Field-Building Officer, discusses the efforts to merge four Jewish innovation incubator organizations into one organization: UpStart. Examining the effects of this merger on the broader Jewish community, Aliza also talks about her own…
02 - Mark S. Young, JTS
Feb 19, 2017 • 55 min
Mark S. Young, Managing Director, discusses his work in best HR practices and how he brings business models to the Jewish community.
01- Ilana Aisen, JPro Network
Feb 5, 2017 • 40 min
Ilana Aisen, Executive Director, discusses the role and future of the JPro Network which assists Jewish professionals across North America in their professional development and networking needs.
Intro - Michelle W. Malkin, Podcast Creator, Producer, Host, and Editor
Jan 29, 2017 • 6 min
Michelle W. Malkin, podcast creator, discusses why she started the podcast and her intentions for its purpose to the audience.