Albert Einstein is known to have said, “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” Nice thought. And then there is Jerry Seinfeld’s famous line, “There is no such thing as fun for …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.
Esther was not born into royalty, yet she became the Queen of Persia. And then she became truly regal in her life’s defining moment. We’re not reading Megilla/Scroll of Esther today – that’s for Purim. …Keep Reading!
Masks, costumes and yummy hamantashen! Let’s get in the mood for fun, great food, and the unavoidable chaos that is Purim as we also remember what Purim is really all about. Professional Organizer Nahva Follman …Keep Reading!
Exclusive to Israel News Talk Radio – Heather sits down with scholar, author, and distinguished leader Rabbi Nachman Kahana on location at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem. Spend an unforgettable hour with Rabbi Kahana …Keep Reading!
Exclusive to Israel News Talk Radio – Heather sits down with historian, lawyer, author, and internationally-renowned lecturer Rabbi Berel Wein. He discusses Jewish destiny, the “rear-view mirror” of history, Israel and America in addition to …Keep Reading!
Join Heather on her exclusive behind-the-scenes peek of the musical production, “Ruth & Naomi in the Fields of Bethlehem” this week. Hear first-hand from Toby Klein Greenwald (Artistic Director of Raise Your Spirits Theatre), and …Keep Reading!
Heather is on location this week at the OU Israel Center headquarters in Jerusalem! Get an inside look at their many programs, services and opportunities for English speakers of all ages to learn, connect, and …Keep Reading!
Why would someone risk life and limb to rescue someone whose life or limbs hang in the balance? This week, Heather learns all about the life and career of Dovie Maisel, one of Israel’s most …Keep Reading!
New York City’s Jewish community would never be the same after Jodi and Gavin Samuels’ arrival in December 2000. On this week’s show, Jodi tells Heather what compelled them to launch Jewish International Connection New …Keep Reading!
Warning: Content May Be Disturbing to Some Listeners. After having been repeatedly abused as a boy, and a subsequent years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction, Mike Gondelman (also known as “Big Mike”) turned his …Keep Reading!