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GroundWaves weaves together beautiful music, deep Torah and transformative wisdom that unfolds over a brief dialogue with someone either within or beyond the Jewish community who has important insights to share. This weekly online gathering opens up a gate of spiritual fellowship and personal reflection prompted by this unique moment of the pandemic, with a purpose and spirit that will carry us far beyond it. Neither a prayer service nor a class, GroundWaves touches the heart and opens the mind, leaving us yearning for the next week’s unlocking and opening of our souls...


Listen to all past GroundWaves recordings as a podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms! GroundWaves is also livestreamed on Dini's Facebook page.

Past Guests   2021

June 14, 2021        Jonathan Ornstein

June 7, 2021          Annamie Paul

May 31, 2021         MEMORIAL DAY - NO PROGRAM

May 24, 2021         Bonnie Stern You Are What You Eat: Cooking and Jewish Identity

May 17 , 2021        SHAVUOT - NO PROGRAM

May 10, 2021         Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum Yom Yerushalayim and the Ending of                                                                                             a Pandemic

May 3, 2021           The Honorable Patricia A. Torsney The Inter-Parliamentary Union to                                                                                                    the United Nations: Global                                                                                                                Diplomacy for Local Change

April 26, 2021           Dr. Brynn Levy Personalized Medicine: The Future is Now - Are We                                                                   Ready?

April 19, 2021           Raffi Schieir Plastics Recycling and the Art of                                                                                                     Climate Justice (in honor of Earth Day 4/22)

April 12, 2021           Steven Klein Minority Faces of Israel

April 5, 2021             Melissa Hacker Kindertransports: Remembering the Future

March 29, 2021        PESACH - NO PROGRAM

March 22, 2021        Zion Ozeri Images as Sacred Texts

March 15, 2021        Yad B'Yad's Lee Gordon & Alumni Studying our Way to Peace

March 8, 2021           Vanessa Wruble Co-Founder of the Women’s March and                                                                                       Executive Director of March On 

March 1, 2021           Susan G. Roy, Esq. Immigration Reform and Caring for the Stranger

February 22, 2021    Jonathan Hausmann Greening the Markets

February 15, 2021     Allie Cannington Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

February 8, 2021       Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz The Future of Conservative Judaism

February 1, 2021       Marques Hollie Celebrating Jewish Racial Diversity in Honor of                                                                          Black History Month

January 25, 2021      David Marks and Kathy Peck Marks Reflections for International                                                                                                             Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 18, 2021      Rabbi Sandra Lawson Racial Diversity and the Jewish Community

January 11, 2021      Selaedin Maksut Executive Director of CAIR-New Jersey (the                                                                                 Council on American-Islamic Relations New                                                                               Jersey chapter), America’s largest Muslim civil                                                                           rights and advocacy group

January 4, 2021         Dr. Jennifer Ashton Taming the Pandemic and the Ethics of                                                                                        Rolling Out Covid-19 Vaccines


Past Guests  2020

December 28, 2020   NO PROGRAM

December 21, 2020   Jodi Bromberg Multifaith/Multiheritage families and the Growing                                                                      Diversity of the Jewish Community

December 7, 2020     Miriam Hartman Music as a Cultural Unifier and a Catalyst for                                                                              Social Change

November 30, 2020   Anita Diamont Writing The Red Tent and Making Jewish Ritual                                                                         Accessible

November 23, 2020   Julie Garreau Jewish-Indigenous Solidarity on the Eve of                                                                                 Thanksgiving

November 16, 2020   Dr. Robert Pollack Science and Religion, Genes and Jews: The Full                                                                          Picture 

November 9, 2020     Phil Weiser What Now: The Future of American Democracy

November 2, 2020     Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer The 2020 US Presidential Election and the                                                                                   Jewish Community

October 26, 2020      Rabbi Jennie Rosenn A New Jewish Movement for the Environment

October 19, 2020      Nadav Greenberg (Miznon) The Global Appetite for Israeli Food

October 12, 2020      Dan Nadel Dan Nadel’s Musical Journey

October 5, 2020        Idit Klein Covid-19 and LGBTQ Jewish Youth

Sept 28, 2020            YOM KIPPUR - NO PROGRAM

Sept 21, 2020            Rabbi Daniel Siegel Jewish Renewal: A Mandate and a Movement

Sept 14, 2020            Ruth Messinger A New Year’s Social Justice Resolution

Sept 7, 2020               NO PROGRAM

August 31, 2020        Juan Sanchez Material Art as Social Protest 

August 24, 2020        Leslie Rockitter Images of Covid-19 in NYC

August 17, 2020        Rabbi Menachem Creditor/Neshama Carlebach Music as a Source                                                                                                                              of Spiritual                                                                                                                                          Resistance

August 10, 2020        Ron Gold Living and Loving Beyond Trauma

August 3, 2020          Dr. Ken Prager The Ethics of Covid-19

July 27, 2020             Aziz Abu Sarah ( Travel as Peacemaking

July 20, 2020             Lecia Brooks, SPLC Black Anti-Semitism and Jewish Racial                                                                                       Justice Work

July 13, 2020             Yoav Peck/Sulha Bringing Israeli Jews and Arabs Face to Face

July 6, 2020               Rabbi Jenny Solomon Mikvah and the Power of Embodied                                                                                               Spirituality 

June 30, 2020            Ezra Oliff-Lieberman The Kids Who are Saving the Planet

June 23, 2020            Lily Hughes-Robinson A Trans Coming Out Story  

June 16, 2020            Khary Lazarre-White Building a Just World for the Next Generation

June 9, 2020              Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg Black Lives Matter, Jews and                                                                                                         Bridges of Change

June 2, 2020              Rav Haim Ovadia Halakha and the Covid Crisis

May 26, 2020             Rabbi Sharon Brous Contemplating Silence and Stillness: The                                                                                    World as it Was and the World as it Could Be

May 19, 2020              Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie From Ritual Counting of the Omer to                                                                                            Making Every Day Count

May 12, 2020              Yakir Englander  The Journey from the Ultra-Orthodox World to                                                                           Hassidic Understandings of the Pandemic     

May 5, 2020                Rabbi Eric Solomon Walking the Wilderness of the Pandemic          

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782