It’s become the norm to consume information in the form of a podcast. Whether you’re into news, comedy, storytelling, or what’s happening in Israel, the best way to devour information is with your earbuds in and a podcast on. We have searched the world of Jewish/Israel themed podcasts and curated this list for all our Birthright Israel fans.
If you’re considering going on a trip, then you’ll love Birthright Israel Lecturer and Middle East Expert, Neil Lazarus’ informative podcast series focused on politics in the region. Or, if you’re a parent or grandparent of a Birthright Israel alumni, you can get an inside look into Israeli life and culture through the podcast Israel Story. Most of all, if you’re just a big Jewish/Israel history buff, you’ll appreciate the newest addition, The Jewish Lives Podcast, which explores the lives of influential Jews.
Ready to dive into some podcasts?
Funny, They Don’t Look Jewish!
Why You Should Listen: “Our purpose is to find characters, stories, and issues of comics that explore explicitly Jewish content. This includes stories that contain quotes from Jewish texts/liturgy, characters that openly embrace their heritage. Characters using Hebrew, praying in a synagogue, celebrating Jewish holidays, and living a Jewish experience.” Listen Now »
Unorthodox by Tablet
Why You Should Listen: Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. Listen Now »
The Jewish Lives Podcast
Why You Should Listen: “The Jewish Lives Podcast is a monthly show that explores the lives of influential Jews. Hosted by Stanford Storytelling Project veteran Alessandra Wollner, each episode includes an interview with an acclaimed Jewish Lives author. Join us as we explore the Jewish experience together.” Listen Now »
Two Nice Jewish Boys
Why You Should Listen: “Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.” Listen Now »
Why You Should Listen: Israel Story, or Sipur Israeli, is a radio initiative that brings high quality, long-form non-fiction content to, and about, Israel. Listen Now »
Why You Should Listen: Neil Lazarus is the CEO of awesomeseminars.com and an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy, and effective communication training. Listen Now »
Why You Should Listen: Judaism Unbound, a project of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, is a project that catalyzes and supports grassroots efforts by “disaffected but hopeful” American Jews to re-imagine and re-design Jewish life in America for the 21st Century. Listen Now »
Can We Talk?
Why You Should Listen: Each month on Can We Talk?, JWA’s podcast team brings you stories and conversations about Jewish women and the issues that shape our public and private lives. Listen Now »
Jew Oughta Know
Why You Should Listen: From ancient history to current events, take yourself on a journey through the story of the Jewish People, from someone who has led hundreds of Jewish young professionals on trips throughout Israel. Listen Now »
Why You Should Listen: A bite-size podcast showcasing modern Hebrew and its slang. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about Israeli psyche, society, and culture through the Hebrew language. Listen Now »
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