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Political punditry, spiritual advice, challenging analysis: this is our weekly current affairs show, breaking down the most important topics for Canadian Jews every Friday morning.


  • Avi Finegold

    Avi is a Canadian rabbi in Montreal. In 2015, he founded the Jewish Learning Lab for adult Jewish education, and from July 2017 to 2018 served as interim rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal. Finegold previously served as executive director of the Montreal Board of Rabbis. He also hosts more podcasts than we could list here.

  • Ilana Zackon

    Ilana Zackon is a multidisciplinary performer, writer and creator. A true wandering Jew, she has lived in Montreal, New York City, Vancouver and Toronto, where she is now based. When Ilana isn’t discussing current affairs, she is also a busy voice-over actor. You may recognize her talent from various radio commercials or on stage, where she has performed across Canada and in Scotland. She aims to create work that evokes social change, as well as inspires audiences to confront their humanity. Ilana is also a freelance writer for The CJN. See more at