This week, Heather talks with three visionaries who have, as Captain James T. Kirk says, “boldly gone where no man has gone before.” We’ll meet an educator founded an amazing all-English school for students whose …Keep Reading!
Heather Dean’s career as a broadcast journalist began in 1988 at MTV ‘Music Television’ when she interned in the network’s News division, in New York City. Soon after, she was hired to work on various programs in MTV’s Production department. In 1992, Heather began producing media news stories and celebrity interviews for such global outlets as The Associated Press (AP) Radio Network; E! Entertainment Television; TV Guide; People Magazine Online; Teen People Magazine; and Family Circle Magazine.
Heather has also been interviewed on camera for such networks as NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox 5 New York to comment on various breaking entertainment news stories. When she wasn’t covering movie premieres and album release parties, she visited The Holy Land when her schedule permitted. Eventually, Heather decided that living in Israel is vastly more desirable and meaningful to her, and so she made Aliyah in 2001. Heather met her future husband in Israel, less than a month before 9/11. They remain in Israel, and it is the birthplace of all of their children.
Heather’s show, “The Modern Jewish Home” is an hour-long program with a variety of dynamic segments, and is targeted to Jewish women, yet relevant to all Jewish adults.
Heather’s years of broadcast interviewing experience help her bring out the best in her guests, experts in such fields as: Jewish holidays, the Land of Israel, relationship dynamics, inspiration and useful tips for working moms, health and nutrition, home organization, Jewish entertainment, and fantastic kosher recipes. Occasionally, Heather spotlights a star in the Jewish world whose community service or ‘celebrity’ benefits the Jewish people, and another guest who humorously talks about the complexities and quirks of a Jewish woman’s life.
If Ivanka Trump is the modern world’s most famous convert to Judaism, best-selling author Ahuva Gray is probably the next most famous! On this week’s edition of Conversations with Heroes, Ahuva tells Heather how she …Keep Reading!
Groucho Marx famously said, “Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?” Ah, love and marriage. The Torah is replete with examples of exemplary Jewish marriages. Long before there was …Keep Reading!
This week’s edition of “Conversation with Heroes” is proof positive that a Chassidic rabbi can also be an elite surfer, mountain biker, musician and family man! Meet Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser, one of this generation’s …Keep Reading!
As the world watches and celebrates victorious Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro, Jews everywhere solemnly reflect on the murders of eleven Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. During these solemn …Keep Reading!
Got “Olympic fever?” … or do you prefer a real life thrill-of-victory story? Heather’s guest this week is Professor Shaul P. Ladany, the only person who survived both a Nazi concentration camp, and the massacre …Keep Reading!
How did the global conversation about the Middle East become a free-for-all attack against Israel? Despite being the only fully functioning democracy in the region, Israel has to defend its every action, while the systematic …Keep Reading!
When it comes to Jewish women’s mode of dress, must looking “frum” mean “frumpy?” NO WAY, says Heather’s guest this week, best-selling author Gila Manolson, who is living proof that a religious woman can wear …Keep Reading!
The Gottlieb family had front row seats from their home in Germany during Kristallnacht and the rise of the Nazi Party. As Hitler Youth marched along their street, loudly and joyously chanting about a bloody …Keep Reading!
On the debut episode of Conversations With Heroes, host Heather Dean is joined by Chana Jenny Weisberg, the creator of the popular blog, jewishmom.com. They discuss the dreaded Superwoman Complex and the fears that all …Keep Reading!