Meet Our Guest: Archie Gottesman
Archie Gottesman knows in her kishkes that warm, meaningful Jewish rituals are the key to keeping Jewish people connected to their roots. This includes people who have a regular Jewish practice as well as those who are new to Judaism through marriage or haven’t thought about their Jewish practice in a while.
This is what led her to founding JewBelong.com, a groundbreaking website focused on rebranding Judaism to younger generations. JewBelong creates ads like, “Even if his mother still calls you ‘her’,” and “Even if the closest you get to a synagogue is walking by one on the way to SoulCycle.”
Archie knows about connecting with people through compelling branding. For 20 years, she was the voice behind Manhattan Mini Storage’s iconic billboard and subway ads.
Archie has sat on various boards including: Animal Haven Shelter, Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Women’s Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and is a new board member of Zioness.org. She is also a guest lecturer about family business at Columbia University.
Archie is a graduate of Northwestern University and a Wexner Heritage Program alum. She lives in Summit with her husband, Gary DeBode. They have three daughters and an ever-changing number of shelter dogs.
- Archie’s Rosh Haggadah an other Rosh Hashanah resources
- Shabbat Dinner at Archie Bunker’s Place (different Archie, no relation)
- Gandhi goes to a yoga class (from College Humor…colorful language)
Shout-Out to the Designers of Our New Podcast Cover
- Small + Sole – Go-t0 design services for small business and solo entrepreneurs looking to launch or re-launch their brand online with clean, simple, and beautiful design.
Musical Shout-Out for Our Intro & Outro Beats
- Nola Nigun by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble
NEW CLASSES Coming Soon with Rabbi Carrier
- Miller Introduction to Judaism Class (I’m teaching the AJU August 2018 session)
- Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning (I’m teaching the Wednesday Year 1 CORE class & the Jewish Denominations graduate class)
One More Thing
If you’d like to learn more about these holidays, I highly recommend you join us for the Jewish Holidays Fall Challenge. If you join us for this unique learning experience, you will get:
- A downloadable guide to all the major Jewish holidays, with their dates for the Hebrew Year 5779 (2018-2019)
- A new video for every single day in August teaching you some aspect of the Fall holidays
- Your chance to win a Starter Jewish Library of the 6 books I recommend as a rabbi to people learning about Judaism
To learn more & accept this challenge, click on this big gold button: