Hevruta Podcast

Jewish texts and their influence on our lives.

Now as part of the Jewish Federation family, Hevruta explores Jewish identity, wisdom and connection within our community. Ali Viterbi and Rabbi Philip Graubart interview great teachers, scholars, artists and writers, who share with us their favorite Jewish text.

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Meet the Podcasters

Rabbi Phil Graubart

Philip Graubart is a writer and rabbi living in San Diego. He's served pulpits in Massachusetts and California, and worked at leadership positions at the National Yiddish Book Center, the Shalom Hartman Institute, and the San Diego Jewish Academy, where he now teaches. His latest novels include Women and God, Rabbis and Gangsters, and Silwan. He recently published his latest essay collection Notes from the Narrow Place.

Ali Viterbi

Ali Viterbi is a playwright, television writer, and educator from San Diego. Her play In Every Generation received its world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in 2022, and its West Coast premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in 2023. Ali’s work has been developed and/or commissioned by Geffen Playhouse, The Kennedy Center/NNPN, La Jolla Playhouse, Round House Theatre, San Diego REP, HERE Arts Center, The Barrow Group, and North Coast Repertory Theatre, among others. Ali won the 2019 National Jewish Playwriting Contest and has developed projects in TV. She was a member of the Geffen Playhouse Writers' Room and was the associate artistic director of the annual Lipinsky San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. Ali received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from UC San Diego.