Welcome to our webseries.
When Kirsten was the Community Engagement Coordinator at my congregation, she lived just a few blocks from my son’s school. After I did the morning drop off I needed to pass by her house on the way to work. So I offered to give her a ride…
We are now in Season 3, new episodes every Tuesday. Check them out below or on my YouTube channel.
You can binge watch Season 1 here:
And you can binge watch Season 2 here:
Episodes (Season 3):
Episode 27: “Self”
From Rabbi Hillel to Hugh Prather, Rabbi and Kirsten discuss the importance of taking time for self.
Episode 26: “Punctuation”
Is punctuation really that important? Rabbi and Kirsten discuss the secret meaning of ellipses…and how the exclamation point is the new period.
Episode 25: “SNBR”
Kirsten and Rabbi discuss what it means to be spiritual but not religious. And we may sing a little Alanis Morissette in the process.
Episodes (Season 2):
Episode 24: “Killing”:
Sometimes we need to let something go, in order for something new to take its place.
Episode 23: “Prophesy”
Can dreams tell the future? Or do we make them real? Kirsten and Rabbi talk about prophetic dreams. And whether or not the 5 second rule applies to milk.
Episode 22: “Thirteen”
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his bar mitzvah, Rabbi reflects on his “rabbarmizvah”–his 13th year as a rabbi. It’s also laundry day!
Episode 21: “Not OK”
It’s OK to be not OK.
Episode 20: “Connection”
After a discussion of “good” versus “bad” days, Rabbi and Kirsten discover that they are becoming more alike each day.
Episode 19: “Futuretripping”
While Kirsten and Rabbi discuss the dangers of worrying about the future, Rabbi reveals a secret from his past.
Episode 18: “Impostor”
Do you have Impostor’s Syndrome? Rabbi and Kirsten talk about accepting complements and how we often misunderstand what “humility” means.
Episode 17: “Lipstick”
What do you do when you start having a bad day? Rabbi and Kirsten talk about following-and ignoring-others’ advice.
Episode 16: “Forgiveness”
Just in time for Yom Kippur, Kirsten and Rabbi take on forgiveness. (And continue their conversation from episode 13)
Episode 15: “Golden Calf”
What is Yiddish for “FOMO”? Kirsten and I talk about her favorite story from the Torah.
Episode 14: “Letting Go”
Sometimes is more than about clothes. A planned trip to donate the Temple’s unclaimed lost and found–and the Rabbi’s “new” shirt–prompts a conversation on holding on and letting go.
Episode 13: “Yom Kippur”
Over the summer, Rabbi picks up Kirsten at the supermarket after she buys something for lunch, which prompts a conversation about the best and worst holiday, Yom Kippur.
Episodes (Season 1):
Episode 12: “Enneagram”
It’s the end of our first season! Kirsten (“the giver”) and Rabbi (“the mediator”) talk about their new favorite personality quiz, the enneagram.
Episode 11: “WiFi”
Kirsten’s WiFi goes down. The morning is off to a great start.
Episode 10: “Revelation”
How do you get your best ideas? Kirsten and Rabbi talk about the nature of revelation and inspiration in their creative pursuits.
Episode 9: “Life Hacks”
Rabbi shares a few of his “life hacks” and he and Kirsten talk about how it is sometimes the little things that make a big difference.
Episode 8: “Spies”
After an in-depth conversation about smoothies, it’s “the Torah as told by Kirsten.” Rabbi and Kirsten talk about the story of the spies from the week’s Torah portion.
Episode 7: “Self-Care”
It’s #FieldtripFriday as Kirsten and Rabbi make a run for supplies on the way to work and discuss self-care, secret snacks and a few hypotheticals.
Episode 6: “Grief”
Kirsten and Rabbi talk about something “heavy,” with references to Tarot, sitting shiva and the Facebook “like” button. (And some minor technical difficulties…)
Episode 5: “Political”
Rabbi gets involved in an online political conversation, and Kirsten shows him the error of his ways.
Episode 4: “Siri”
Rabbi’s new haircut prompts Kirsten to tell him about her BFF, Siri, and talk about the importance of reminders.
Episode 3: “Mystery”
Kirsten brings up “He Who Shall Not Be Named” for an early morning theology conversation.
Episode 2: “Detox”
After a pitstop on the way to the office to pick up the newspaper, Kirsten learns a little yiddish and shares about giving up social media as a spiritual practice.
Episode 1: “Dreams”
On our first ride together, Rabbi shares about a dream about work after he and Kirsten agree about the importance of hydration.