radio rabbi



An interview broadcast on a Florida radio station 16 years ago when Rabbi Barbara was asked to speak about Jewish ritual and culture around the world led to Rabbi Barbara’s hosting her own radio program – and the Radio Rabbi was born!

Now in its sixteenth year, the Radio Rabbi program continues its record of service to the local, national and international community with timely topics, new and traditional Jewish music  and interesting guests.




The Radio Rabbi is back on the air starting Sunday July 15, 2018. Thanks to the tremendous help from our GoFundMe fans and the support of our new sponsor, Sarasota Watch Company, The Radio Rabbi is once again on the air, now on Sunday mornings 9-10 am on AM 930 The Answer. Listen live or as a podcast from our website on demand, any time.


Some of our listeners are traditionally observant while others are only marginally connected to their Jewish communities. Listeners include Christians who strongly support Israel, interfaith and diverse families, as well as grandparents who are looking for ideas to share Jewish traditions with their interfaith grandchildren. We are also joined by listeners worldwide who live in communities where there is no Jewish presence. All these have found a home with the The Radio Rabbi.


Why? The Radio Rabbi is a Pluralistic program. This means that listeners from all streams of Judaism, including Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Humanistic and  Reconstructionist, and from all cultural backgrounds including Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews, crypto-Jews, marranos and conversos, and even secular and gastronomical Jews – As Rabbi Barbara says, “We are all part of the “meshpucha,” a worldwide, wonderful Jewish family so we say to you, “Welcome Home.”


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“I listen to your program every Sunday morning and I plan my schedule in order to listen. Your programs are so enjoyable and informative and I am amazed at how talented you are!” ~Sami H from Sarasota Florida


“My name is Marian from the Ukraine . I love music. I think that music is the one of most important things in our life. One day I’ve heard your radio station, you have a great variety of fine songs and useful programs. Needless to say, that I continue to listening your radio station through the internet. With sincerity I want to say that you are one of the best!” ~Marian from Ukraine