Frank Goldman on His Grandfather’s Role As an Advocate for Israel

October 9, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin is joined by Frank Goldman, the grandson of former B’nai B’rith International president Frank Goldman. As B’nai B’rith’s president, Goldman spearheaded the first openly pro-Zionist position that the organization had ever taken by publicly calling for the unrestricted immigration of European Jewish refugees into then-British controlled Palestine. This was a highly controversial stance to take at the time. Goldman also organized a succession of meetings that eventually led to the formal recognition of Israel by the U.S.

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Bill Benson On Interviewing Holocaust Survivors

September 13, 2018

In this podcast episode, guest Bill Benson sits down with host and B'nai B'rith International CEO to discuss his work interviewing Holocaust survivors before live audiences at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Benson shares what it is like to hear these poignant and deeply thought-provoking stories.

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Author Bob Wechsler Discusses The Jewish Baseball Card Book

August 20, 2018

In this podcast episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin sits down with Bob Wechsler, author of The Jewish Baseball Card Book, to talk about the role of Jews--and their baseball cards--in the history of baseball.

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Author Eugene L. Meyer On His Book “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army”

August 3, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin sits down with B'nai B'rith Magazine Editor Eugene L. Meyer Meyer to discuss his latest book, "Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army." Very little is known about the five African American soldiers who fought in John Brown's army, and Meyer aims to shed light on these courageous men. 

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24 Years Later: The AMIA Jewish Center Bombing

July 16, 2018

July 18, 2018 marks the 24th anniversary since the tragic bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin talks with B'nai B'rith International's Special Advisor on Latin American Affairs Adriana Camisar about a critical recent development in this case. Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who had been investigating the case, was found dead in his apartment in January of 2015, right after accusing the Argentinian government of giving cover to Iran for planning and executing the bombing via its proxy Hezbollah. A federal chamber ruled--three and a half years later--that Nisman's death was indeed a murder and not a suicide.

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B’nai B’rith and the Jews of Romania

July 2, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin sits down with B'nai B'rith International's Archivist Cheryl Kempler to discuss the relationship between B'nai B'rith and the Jews of Romania. As the first European country to establish B'nai B'rith lodges, Romania has a special place in B'nai B'rith's history. Listen to learn more about this history and the ways in which B'nai B'rith is helping Jews of Romanian origin today.

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Challenges and Solutions for Seniors in Affordable Housing

June 13, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin talks with the Associate Director of B'nai B'rith International's Center for Senior Services Janel Doughten about several challenges and solutions for residents of B'nai B'rith's affordable housing buildings. In particular, they discuss the challenge of bullying in these residential communities, as well as the role of residents’ associations in addressing these and other challenges for seniors in B'nai B'rith's buildings. With a network of 38 apartment buildings located in 28 cities across the U.S., affordable housing for seniors is a key part of B'nai B'rith's mission.

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CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin and Dr. Erica Miller

May 23, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin is joined by Dr. Erica Miller, a clinical psychologist whose life has taken her from Romania, where she and her family were forced into a concentration camp during the Holocaust when she was a child, to Israel, where her family immigrated when Miller was 15 years old. In Israel, Miller eventually joined the Israeli Air Force, where she served from 1954 to 1956. Miller next relocated to Los Angeles, where she earned a PhD in clinical psychology and raised two children. Miller has written three books, including her most recent book Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto, and currently manages a family real estate company in Austin, Texas. During this episode, Mariaschin speaks with Miller about her life’s journey, from surviving the Holocaust to serving in the Israeli Air Force as a woman, to starting an entirely new life in the United States.

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B’nai B’rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin with Guests Alan Schneider and Avraham Huli on Jewish Holocaust Rescuers

May 4, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin talks with guests Alan Schneider, director of B'nai B'rith's World Center-Jerusalem, and Avraham Huli, B'nai B'rith's international vice president. They discuss the phenomenon of Jews rescuing other Jews during the Holocaust; many of their stories have remained largely unknown until now. They also discuss a film currently in production that is focused specifically on Jewish rescuers, as well as the film's funders, its target audience and the stories that the film explores.

To learn more about the Jewish rescuers' program, visit its website: www.en.jrj.co.il.

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CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin and Stefanie Halpern on the History of Yiddish Theater in America

April 17, 2018

In this episode, B'nai B'rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin talks with Stefanie Halpern, the assistant director of the archives at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. Halpern received her Ph.D. in Jewish Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where she focused on the influence of the Yiddish stage on American theatrical culture. During this episode, Mariaschin and Halpern discuss the history of Yiddish theatre, as well as Halpern's work as the assistant curator of the highly successful exhibition "New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway," which was shown at the Museum of the City of New York in 2016. Halpern also mentions the upcoming debut of YIVO’s new online class called “Oh Mama, I’m in Love! The Story of the Yiddish Stage!” 

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