In light of the current US election, 36 Minutes LIVE returns to offer insight into the burning issue of healing a divided nation, striving for a “good” society of potential and hope for the United States and to explore how to move away from the feelings of cynicism and despair that have prevailed over the last year.

In that spirit, President of The Wexner Foundation, Rabbi Elka Abrahamson will speak with Wexner faculty and WHP Alum and Psychiatrist Dr. Elli Kranzler (NY/Seagram) and WGF Alum, Rabbi Shira Stutman (Class 14), Senior Rabbi Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington, DC.

They will address how we have been impacted over the past year, how Jewish and American history can teach us to come together for the good of the people and how we — as individuals, as leaders and as a community — can take steps to heal.  We hope you will join us. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
9:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM ET – 19:00 Israel time
Rabbi Shira Stutman and Dr. Elli Kranzler
“A Call for Healing”
Facilitated by Rabbi Elka Abrahamson, President, The Wexner Foundation

The conversation will last 36 Minutes
Please click here to RSVP and receive dial-in instructions. 

Tech and RSVP Information

We will be using a videoconference technology platform called Zoom, which is similar to Skype.  Zoom is free, harmless to download and allows us to see and hear each other so that we can have deep conversations in real time across the globe.  To participate fully, you will need to be at a computer, iPad or smartphone with internet, a camera, mic and speakers.  If you don’t have a camera or mic on your device, you can still “zoom in” and just listen.  You can also dial in from a phone as you would for a regular conference call.  To register and receive dial-in information, email Aliza Storchan at 


Dr. Elli Kranzler, WHP Alum (NY/Seagram), is a well-known practicing psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.  He is also the Chazzan at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and has been involved in composing and performing Jewish music since his teens.  Like thousands all over the world, Elli was deeply influenced by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, from his early childhood when Reb Shlomo stayed in his home in Baltimore.  He has recorded numerous albums with D’veykus and Journeys and recently released a new CD, “Ki Ata Imadi”, with his daughter Ravital.  He has performed throughout the US as well as in other countries.

Rabbi Shira Stutman, WGF Alum (Class 14), is the Senior Rabbi at Washington DC’s innovative Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.  Shira was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Jewish Forward in 2013 and a JWI “Woman to Watch” in 2014.  At Sixth & I, she and her colleagues strive to create a spiritually connected, reflective, intellectually challenging and engaging Jewish community for the area’s large millennial population.  Shira also serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program at the Jewish Federations of North America.  Shira graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and is an alum of Columbia University.