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This week's guest is Avram Mlotek, a rabbi, cantor, writer and actor. In 2015, he co-founded Base Hillel, a new model for Jewish practice that reaches out to unaffiliated young adults, now operating in nine cities, and works as rabbi for its Manhattan location.
He serves as Director of Spiritual Life for the international Base program as well as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The Forward, Tablet, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and elsewhere. The New York Jewish Week has called him a “leading innovator in Jewish life today” and in May 2016, Mlotek was listed as one of America’s “Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Forward.
A grandchild of Holocaust refugees and native Yiddish speaker, his most recent book Why Jews Do That or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered is available for purchase.
Previous guests in this series include JW3 Scholar-in Residence Clive Lawton, Teacher at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi Rabbi Alex Israel, Director of National Learning Initiatives at the Hadar Institute Rabbi Avi Strausberg, LSJS Teaching Fellow Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Rabbi Jeremy Borovich, and senior scholar for the JDC Rabbi Michael Paley.