Photo Credit: Jodi Samuels

New York City’s Jewish community would never be the same after Jodi and Gavin Samuels’ arrival in December 2000. On this week’s show, Jodi tells Heather what compelled them to launch Jewish International Connection New York (JICNY) just months after they moved to Manhattan, and why 10,000 people from 40 countries have come to JICNY’s events and classes.

JICNY provides its participants with the resources and opportunities to develop personal relationships with like-minded Jewish professionals, and connect with Jewish observance at an optimal personal level. The organization is also an access point for all aspects of the Jewish experiences, including networking, volunteering, Israel advocacy, Shabbat dinners, Jewish cultural programming, and content-rich classes that appeal to individuals of all backgrounds and affiliations.


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Later in the show, “Big Mike” Gondelman returns to “Conversations with Heroes” to tell Heather about The Jerusalem Sober House, a 12-step based recovery program he developed in Israel which is appropriate for the religious as well as secular population.

Contact info for “Big Mike” Gondelman:
Facebook: Big Mike Addiction Specialist/Crisis Counseling
Call within Israel: 052-6999-878
Call from USA: 845-738-2389
Call from the U.K.: 442-037-691-517
All of these numbers ring on Mike’s Cell Phone in Israel

Conversations with Heroes 18Jan2017 – PODCAST

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