A surprisingly upbeat conversation about a critically important topic: Fifteen years ago, Dvora Corn, an American olah to Israel, dived head-first into a societal chasm that rapidly altered the prevalent attitudes about end-of-life treatment. Partnering …Keep Reading!
Jerusalem’s own Andrea Simantov hosts a fun and informative show called “Pull Up a Chair!” on Israel News Talk Radio.
Andrea is a frequent columnist for The Jerusalem Post and is a monthly contributor for JLife Magazine in Orange County California and the San Diego Jewish Journal. Until it’s closure, she was the host of the popular ‘Gimme A Break’ radio show on Rusty Mike Radio station. A former Manhattan-based public relations and marketing manager, today Andrea is the owner of Great Cuts & Makeovers beauty company. She lectures to women throughout Israel on health, attitude and laughing, celebrating life to the fullest.
As a divorced, single mother of six, in 2011 New York born Andrea married former South African Ronney Zaltzman, a widowed father of two adults. Together they are the ecstatic grandparents of 26 relatively well-behaved children. Andrea and Ronney have yet to master the art of growing old gracefully as they compete in spinning marathons, are avid snorkelers and were the oldest contestants ever to appear on Israel’s “The Amazing Race.”
“Pull Up a Chair!” will focus on the ‘fun Israel’, introducing listeners to off-the-beaten-path people and places that rarely grace the front pages of the Middle Eastern press: Moms, entrepreneurs, daredevils, closet-pundits, street-cleaners, rabbis, wannabe-rabbis, chefs, eaters and others, all will have a seat at Andrea’s table. We’ll visit the weird and I’ll-be-darned stories of the week and try to make sense of the unsensible.
Whether exploring issues of self-growth, food, spirituality, parenting, relationships, age-discrimination or personal finance, each week Andrea will address exciting topics that speak to you and those you care about.
As Israel News Talk Radio grows better and better, the addition of “Pull Up a Chair!” with Andrea Simantov ensures that an already stellar line-up of top-drawer programming will continue to excite and challenge a broad range of intelligent listeners.
LISTEN LIVE: (call-in show)
US Eastern time: Wednesday nights, 12 midnight (or read it as Thursdays EARLY wee morning 12:08am)
Israel time: Thursdays 7am
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In the 1960’s and ‘70’s, communal housing was the de-rigeur on many college campuses and in surrounding communities. Fifty years later, co-operatives are arising on all continents and Israel is part of this trend. Whether …Keep Reading!
Andrea discusses both the universality of Thanksgiving Day as well as the Jewish attitude toward expressing gratitude. Her special guest is tour guide, composer, cartoonist and jazz pianist Kay Wilson who barely survived a ferocious …Keep Reading!
Andrea interviews Wonderwoman Joanna Shebson, owner/founder of “Fun in Jerusalem”, the ultimate go-to website that any resident or visiting family needs when planning a visit to the capital city.. Joanna shares up-to-the-minute information about activities, …Keep Reading!
Sharon Dobuler Katz is a production manager for two film companies. At night she is either rehearsing for a show or tap dancing in the studio. Sharon is the co-author and co-composer of several musicals …Keep Reading!
Israel is rife with brave souls who, when confronted with the tart-lemons of making ends meet, have rolled-up their sleeves and mastered the art of ‘lemonade.’ Along with bits of her own personal tale, Andrea …Keep Reading!
In a “Welcome Back After the Holidays” show, Andrea speaks with David London, Director of AACI, the Association of Americas and Canadians in Israel. This episode of “Pull Up a Chair” offers an eye-opening account …Keep Reading!
Rabbi Ian Pear, spiritual director of Shir Hadash Learning Center and author of “The Accidental Zionist: What a Priest, a Pornographer and a Wrestler named Chainsaw Taught Me About Being Jewish”, “The Zionist: Why You …Keep Reading!