Authentic & Candid

A New Conversation with Chanie & Peretz engages in authentic conversations on a variety of topics which in turn empower listeners, especially students and young adults, to think critically and thoughtfully, and grow to become better people.

All podcasts are done in person to ensure that they are nuanced and authentic, and hosted by either Chanie or Peretz.

Every podcast will be accompanied by an essay to highlight some of its points or to delve deeper into it. Some will be followed by a conversation with a group of Brandeis students and posted here.

The podcasts are divided into three groups, Lives, Leaders, and Conversations with Chanie & Peretz.


Will focus on conversations with individuals who've gone beyond their comfort zone and are willing to discuss it.

Not wanting to draw attention to themselves and to ensure the highest level of authenticity, they can choose to be anonymous.


Will focus on conversations with individuals who are leaders in a particular field and want impact it meaningfully.

This includes authors, philanthropists, educators, and non-profit leaders.


C & P

Periodically, conversations between Chanie and Peretz will be featured so that listeners can enjoy their perspectives and thoughts on a range of topics.

Topics will range from current events, books they are reading, or reflections on life in general.


Latest Episodes

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Under the Hood of our Podcasts

A view under the hood of the making of a New Conversation with Chanie and Peretz as we conclude our first year and two seasons of podcasting.

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The SynaGym – Synagogue & Gym; Prayer in a new perspective

Often, for both the frequent and infrequent visitors to the synagogue, it feels more like entering a classroom where you’re expected to follow the instructions of the Prayer Book and Rabbi, than a place of spiritual connection to the Divine. Listen to a new language that transforms the experience from a classroom to a playground.…

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Latest Essays

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Each podcast is accompanied with an essay highlighting some of its points to further develop the conversation.

Students and Giving; Our Responsibility


A summary of our podcast Students and Giving; Our Responsibility. Peretz: This past week we re-introduced our students to a concept we developed a few years back, inviting them to become Shareholders of Chabad at Brandeis at $10 a month. Becoming a Shareholder is a lot more than a financial gift, it’s a statement of value and partnership.…

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EP 6: The Antidote to Narcissism: Investment


When Chanie and I married, 19 years ago today, the 11th of Shevat, we were committed to living our lives together and raising our future family as Shluchim (emissaries) of the Rebbe. In simpler terms that meant to be wholly dedicated to positively impact the lives of individuals and the world. It also meant to do…

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Live Conversations

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To bring these podcasts to life we discuss some of them with students at Brandeis University in an open and engaging forum. The conversations are  held when school is in session. They are streamed on Facebook Live, then posted

Sponsorhip Oppurtunities

Support our efforts and sponsor a single podcast, or become partner in all our podcasts, essays and conversation.

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About us and our conversations

Through our leadership of the Chabad House at Brandeis University we have been engaging in nuanced and authentic conversations with a broad and diverse group of people.

Now we are highlighting these trademark conversations with the public so that its impact can expand beyond Waltham, MA.