The Jewish Review Podcast

by Rockne Roll

Hosted by Rockne Roll, the editor of Portland, Oregon's The Jewish Review newspaper, The Jewish Review Podcast is an extension of the Review’s award-winning reporting on Portland’s vibrant Jewish community. Covering the personalities and stories that shape Portland’s Jewish culture and sharing perspectives on issues that affect local and global Judaism, with more than a dash of humor and fun thrown in.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Campfire Kehillah with Rabbi Avi Orlow

    Campfire Kehillah with Rabbi Avi Orlow

    Host Rockne Roll talks with Rabbi Avi Orlow from the Foundation for Jewish Camp about how Jewish overnight camp took on its modern form, how essential the experience is to the Jewish community as a whole and how to address the barriers that keep kids from going to camp. Learn more about the Foundation for Jewish Camp at jewishcamp.org Check out local resources to help find the right camp and make camp more affordable at jewishportland.org/inclusion-camping. Read the first of The Jewish Review's "Letters From Camp" series in today's edition at jewishportland.org/jewishreview.

  • Pride and Progress with Rabbi Rachel Joseph

    Pride and Progress with Rabbi Rachel Joseph

    On this Pride-themed episode, host Rockne Roll talks with Rabbi Rachel Joseph of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland about her experiences as a leader in Jewish and LGBTQ+ spaces. They look at the history of queer Jews in organized Jewish life and how important representation is in leadership roles, how far equal rights have come and what's left to be done. Get involved with Jewish Pride Greater PDX - learn more at jewishportland.org/pdxjewishpride.

  • CEO Chat with Marc Blattner

    CEO Chat with Marc Blattner

    On this episode, host Rockne Roll sits down with Jewish Federation of Greater Portland CEO Marc Blattner, who recently passed 30 years working in Jewish Federations in the United States. From Baltimore, Atlanta and Philadelphia to Portland, Marc discusses his career thus far, his ideas on Jewish community in the future, and the secret to the perfect corned beef sandwich. Read more on Marc's career thus far in today's Jewish Review - online at jewishportland.org/jewishreview. Your gift to the Federation's 2024 Campaign for Community Needs supports all the things that put the "community" in Portland's Jewish community - including this Podcast. Donate before June 30 online at jewishportland.org/give.

  • Campus Encampments with Rabbi Meir Goldstein

    Campus Encampments with Rabbi Meir Goldstein

    On this episode, host Rockne Roll speaks with Rabbi Meir Goldstein, Senior Jewish Educator at Oregon Hillel in Eugene, about the protest encampment that has popped up at the University of Oregon, how these occupations are impacting Jewish students and how they differ from protest movements of the past. Register for the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland's 104th annual meeting today at jewishportland.org/jfgpannual24.

  • The Passover Playbook with Leora Troper

    The Passover Playbook with Leora Troper

    In this episode, host Rockne Roll talks with Leora Troper, the librarian of the Feldstein Library at Portland's Congregation Neveh Shalom, about haggadot - the plural of haggadah, the book that lays out the events of a Passover seder. They discuss the history and diversity of haggadot, as well as ideas for personalizing a haggadah for your own seder. The Feldstein Library at Congregation Neveh Shalom is open to the public for a small membership fee. Learn more at nevehshalom.org/feldstein-library. Haggadot.com is a great resource for getting started crafting your own haggadah. Greater Portland Hillel is looking to borrow haggadot of all kinds from Portlanders for their upcoming Pluralistic Passover Seder. If you have some you're willing to loan, email info@pdxhillel.org.