Interview with Pamela Braun Cohen

Pamela Braun Cohen, named by human rights activist Natan Sharansky “a Five-Star General of Students and Housewives,” became an activist in the Soviet Jewry movement of the early 1970s. She served as co-chair of Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry from 1978 until 1986, following which she became the national president of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ). Her leadership role took her to the halls of Congress and the White House and, of course, on numerous trips to the Soviet Union. Continue reading “Interview with Pamela Braun Cohen”

Interview with Ahuvah Gray

Ahuvah Gray is an African-American convert to Judaism, proud of a 23-year career with Continental Airlines, who lectures worldwide on her unbelievably uplifting spiritual journey to orthodox Judaism. She is the author of six books about her spiritual journey: My Sister the Jew, Mind Over Matter, In Search of Hidden, Call Upon Me, Journey to the Land of My Soul, and Gifts from a Stranger. A movie about Ahuvah Gray’s spiritual journey is in the making by B’nard Lewis of Columbus, Ohio. Ahuvah lives in Jerusalem, Israel.  Continue reading “Interview with Ahuvah Gray”

Interview with Chaya Malka Abramson

Chaya Malka Abramson worked as a fashion designer in Connecticut, after which she emigrated from the USA in the 1970s and moved to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. When a raging fire broke out in her apartment, she singlehandedly saved her three small children and her grandmother from the searing blaze. Following this harrowing experience, Chaya Malka wrote about her story in the book Who by Fire? Continue reading “Interview with Chaya Malka Abramson”

Interview with Adrienne Gold Davis

Adrienne Gold Davis was a Canadian television personality specializing in fashion, style, and beauty before becoming a senior lecturer and community liaison at the Village Shul in Toronto, as well as an international Jewish educator. Today she is the Director of Experience and Engagement for Momentum, an international movement focused on Jewish mothers, in the effort to bring a renaissance of Jewish values into the home, the community, the world! Continue reading “Interview with Adrienne Gold Davis”

Interview with Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko lives in Monsey, New York, with his wife and 11 children. He founded, which provides Shabbos accommodation hosting across 120 countries for Israeli and American soldiers, converts, single mothers, and more. Rabbi Klatzko and his family host around 65 guests each Shabbos! He is also a composer and singer, and has produced a music video to commemorate the 2021 Lag B’Omer tragedy in Meron. Continue reading “Interview with Rabbi Benzion Klatzko”

Interview with Sherri Mandell

Sherri Mandell was born in New York City and graduated from Cornell University and Colorado State University, where she received an M.A. degree in creative writing. She taught writing at the University of Maryland and at Penn State University before moving to Israel with her family in 1996. Sherri Mandell is an Israeli-American author, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is best known as the mother of Koby Mandell, a thirteen-year-old American teen who was tragically murdered by terrorists near their home in Tekoa, Israel, on May 8, 2001. Continue reading “Interview with Sherri Mandell”