Streaming the best music, talk and Torah 24/6 from an undisclosed location, deep inside Nachlaot - Jerusalem's coolest neighborhood - to the World!

Nachlaot is the Greenwich Village / Haight Ashbury of Jerusalem - rhymes with "rock the boat, skin the goat"


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

So Long, Joe. Baruch Dayan Emet!



Joe Cocker may be gone ( he lost his fight to cancer at 70) but his memory will linger on.
We will "play" tribute to Joe, tonight on Steve's "That's Rock and Roll" show, between 10 PM and Midnight, Jerusalem Time, right here on Radio Free Nachlaot.
Don't miss it!
C Ya on the Radio

Monday, December 8, 2014


We Miss You John.
Your Soul should go higher and higher.
Keep on Rockin' the Shamayim.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"The Hope Merchant" Author Adam Berkowitz Interview on RFN

"Heart to Heart with Lorelai" is back with a new episode!

Airing at 6:30pm Israel time on Wednesday, November 26th, Lorelai interviews Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, author of the new "magical realism" novel "The Hope Merchant".

Is it "magical realism" to write a novel about the workings of a hidden tzadik amongst us? It's a little like the now-defunct TV series "Touch", a little like Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "1000 Years of Solitude" and a lot like something the author is calling "Tikkun Olam Literature".

Listen to this recording HERE

Check out the book (available on Amazon - click HERE)

Enjoy the interview!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

You Say It's Our (Fifth) Birthday....!!!

Rosh Chodesh Kislev Tov!

Tov M'od, in fact - it's Radio Free Nachlaot's 5th Birthday!

Join us as we celebrate our Birthday Month on the radio all month long (yeah, we like to milk it!)

WE'RE NOT THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO, WE'RE THE ONLY ONES WHO DO IT.
Streaming the best music, talk & Torah 24/6 from Jerusalem to the World for the last five years, Gevaldt!







 Give a big Mazal Tov Shout-out to the RFN Crew!
Papa Radio Steve Levine
Mama Radio Lorelai Kude
DJ Maya Queen of Monday Night Radio
Tzadekis Gadolah & DJ Rena Meriash-levine
Brainiac "Brainwaves" Brian Blum
"Jerusalem Stories" Producers & Creators Jay & Renee Garfinkel...
and so so many more friends who have joined us on-air over the last 5 years, helping to make Radio Free Nachlaot the best Internet radio station in the world! 


 Here are 5 reasons why we're awesome: 
1) We broadcast 24/6 and shut down for Shabbos. No automatic loop play, nothing. Dead air = Kiddush HaShem! 
2) ALL our music is hand-programmed. None of this Pandora-ish pick a genre and we'll fill in the blanks for you. Steve Levine and Lorelai Kude take turns programming (throwing the stream back and forth between us every 12 hours) and we're sensitive to the MOOD of the moment, what's happening in the Parsha, in the news, in our lives and the lives of those we care about, etc. - and the music reflects that. 
3) We don't have advertisers or play ads during our programming because we wanted to build a listener-supported model. Is it working? You tell us! Both Steve and I have other jobs that pay the bills and we do it anyway. 
 4) We're a safe place. When things are stressful you can always listen to other Internet radio stations which broadcast news from Israel - we broadcast LOVE from Israel. You won't get hurt listening to our radio station (unless you're allergic to the Grateful Dead). and finally 
5) We've created a world-wide community of listeners who have become friends in real life. You write to us. You visit us, we visit you! It's more than interactive, it's RELATIONSHIP RADIO. Yeah we rock!

To support us please make a contribution via PayPal using the PayPal icon on the left top of this web page. Throw some spare change into our virtual guitar case, please and thank you! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lazer Lloyd "King of Israeli Blues Rock" Coming to San Francisco!

Gevaldt! Our beloved holy brother Lazer Lloyd Blumen, known and loved universally (Reva l'Sheva, Yood) is coming to spread the holy sparks of Blues Rock to the Bay Area!

Lazer Lloyd will play two shows at Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco on Sunday, November 23rd (7pm and 9pm). At only $20 per ticket, you'll want to see both shows!

Radio Free Nachlaot's JET BLUE BLUES HOUR (Wednesdays 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern/11pm Israel time, sponsored by JetBlue Airways) will rebroadcast this show on November 26th, but IT'S SO MUCH BETTER TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE IN PERSON! Join RFN's own Lorelai Kude and a bunch of merry Blues revelers at Biscuits and Blues on November 23rd!
 

Lazer Lloyd, Israel's King of Blues Rock, brings to Biscuits and Blues on Sunday Nov. 23th fresh sound, new songs, and deep roots with all-star backing from Felton Crews and Kenny Coleman, the world famous rhythm section of the Chicago Blues Kings. Lazer is an Israeli singer/songwriter and an international recording artist influenced by blues, gospel, southern rock, and the great guitar traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Wes Montgomery. His music takes the audience into his world from the tender moments of a traveling musician in "By Your Side", to a man struggling with life "Talk", he opens hearts with "world soul groove" on "Way Down" and "Back Porch" and then rocks with intensity and joy on irresistible tunes like "Good Man Down", "Set My Soul Free", and "Rockin' in the Holy Land".

The Lazer Lloyd Band, which has successfully crossed over into the Israeli mainstream music scene, been featured playing live on Israeli Channel 8 TV’s “Guitar Heroes” hosted by Tal Friedman, Channel 10′s “London and Kirschenbaum”, 88FM with Gedi Livneh, as well as on Yoav Kutner’s Army Radio program. Kutner commented, “From the moment the sounds of his blues guitar reached the air it was completely clear that this is an international-level guitarist. His shows are worth every minute. One of the great musicians.”

Coming to San Francisco fresh from his second tour of Russia, Lazer has opened for such artists as Johnny Winter, Prince, Snowy White, and Olie Brown. Lazer Lloyd's singing and guitar playing has been honed to perfection by his constant touring in Israel and he takes it to the next level with the deep groove and power backing of Chicago stars bass player (Felton Crews) and drummer (Kenny Coleman). They will be playing a riveting set of songs previewing Lazer's upcoming 2015 album of new music and some of his greatest classic tunes.

Washington Post: "One of the most popular blues singers and guitarists in Israel is Lazer Lloyd"

"Lazer Lloyd’s show was intense never taking his foot off the pedal and demonstrating guitar playing reminiscent to the great players of the 60s." - Bruce Maltby, Owner Violet's Venue, Barrie, Ontario.

“This is the best Rock N Roll Blues that I have seen in Israel. Amazing, you have to see him live.” Ben Red, 88FM (Israeli radio)

“Lloyd’s guitar skills are impeccable, along with a rich, vocal delivery. A consummate musician, writer and storyteller.” Nashville Blues Society

“He handles his guitar like it was an extension of his lanky, but sturdy body, and the glorious noise that it emits emerges directly from his soul. He’s the best guitarist in Israel.” Jerusalem Post
Sunday Nov. 23, 2014
7PM & 9PM
Cost - $20
401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
TICKETS:
http://biscuitsandblues.com/lazerlloyd

Website: http://www.lazerlloyd.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm2H5sOXZZs

Facebook: Lazer Lloyd

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Connections, Connections, Connections

We all need good connections, no?
Especially when it comes to listening to the Radio!!!!
So, we have made the I.P. changes and as you can hear, the radio is now playing, once again, from our web page. 
If you are having any other connection difficulties - Tune In Radio problems, or whatever, please let us know.
We are diligently fixing all the apps that connect to RFN, but we may miss one or two, so be our ears, and let us know.
Thanks
RFN

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Shana Tova u'Metuka - Happy New Year 5775!

Shana Tova u'Metuka, Ketivah VaChatimah Tovah
 
Radio Free Nachlaot wishes all our friends and family world-wide a sweet, happy, healthy, prosperous, peaceful and illuminating New Year!


Gevaldt we'll be offline for 3 whole days - Rosh HaShanah two days plus Shabbos - it's our biggest "rest" of the year! 


Please remember us if you're giving pre-New Year Tzedaka. We're 100% listener-supported. Look for the PayPal icon on the left side of our web page (that's right, right HERE on our web page)
HAPPY 5775 EVERYONE!

We'll be back on-air after Shabbos ends in Jerusalem on Saturday Night!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Save Steven's Garden!

Lorelai's back with a new episode of "Heart to Heart".

Her interview with Shirel Levine, mother of Steven z"l for which "Steven's Garden" in Tzfat is named, will air on Radio Free Nachlaot Wednesday 6pm Israel time.

It's a short but sweet interview about how losing her son Steven to cancer in 1996 inspired another tzadekis, Tamar Bittleman of blessed memory to launch the project that would become "Steven's Garden".

Shirel has, with the significant help of Wendy Kenin (who produced this segment for Mitzvah Media / RFN) launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help take care of a special place that has meant so much to so many people over the last 18 years. Now that Tamar is gone and can't keep up the garden herself, it's up to us to lend a hand. 

Please visit the fundraising page at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/steven-s-garden and even the smallest contributions will - like the small seed that began the garden 18 years ago - grow into a beautiful, flourishing "Tree of Life".

If you miss the broadcast, you can listen to the interview with Shirel at: https://app.box.com/s/aoecnawhezs1gkes5j47

Find more great "Heart to Heart" content at http://heart2heartlorelai.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's Wednesday, and we've got some changes!

So, it's after the 9 Days of Jerry, and it's time for some changes.
Ready?
Please take Note:

The Jet Blue Blues Hour will now air at 11:00 PM Wednesday Night (Jerusalem Time). Yes, 2:00 AM in Jerusalem is a bit late for a "live" Blues Hour, and we are all about "live" radio 'round here, so the Jet Blue, Blues Hour will now air at 11:00 PM Jerusalem Time. (4:00 PM East Coast U.S. time, and 1:00 PM West Coast U.S. time)
What, you say that's too early for you to have the Blues or to take a Blues Getaway?
Well, we'll replay the Blues Hour Sunday at 2:00 AM Jerusalem Time, which is 7:00 PM U.S. East Coast time and 4:00 PM West Coast time.

Change number is 2 is:  The weekly episode of our new feature, Jerusalem Stories will continue to air on Sunday Night at 11:00 PM and will be replayed 2:00 AM Thursday Jerusalem time (7:00 PM East Coast U.S. and 4:00 PM West Coast U.S.) and then on Friday, 11:00 AM Jerusalem Time (4:00 AM East Coast U.S. and 1:00 AM West Cost U.S.).
Got it?
Hey, just stay tuned, we'll keep you posted

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It was 45 Years ago.....



Where were you in 1969?
Well, whether you were at the original festival, or not, Woodstock (like Nachlaot) was/is a "State of Mind!"
Join us today, Sunday August 17th for our celebration of Woodstock!
4:00 - 7:00 PM
With our friends Renee and Jay Garfinkel, through the music and stories, we re-visit Woodstock.
So, whether you were there, or not, we can be there now!
Join us, it's gonna be fun!


...and if that isn't enough!
Right after our Woodstock celebration, stay with us for Sunday Night Live,
7:00 - 10:00 PM
This week featuring an in studio appearance with
Noah Lehrman.

Noah survived last week's guest D.J. spot during the 9 Days of Jerry, 
and is brave enough to return,
this time to play his music and talk about all things Noah.
You don't want to miss this chance to get to know Noah.

We asked the question - after 9 Days of Jerry, what's next?
Well, Woodstock and Noah, that's what's next - today, anyway!
C Ya on the Radio!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Shabbos Nachamu - Shabbos Jerry!

The 9 Days of Jerry always includes one Shabbat, which is of course called "Shabbos Jerry".
The greatest Kiddush HaShem we at Radio Free Nachlaot get to perform all year long is when we TURN OFF THE BROADCAST when Shabbat begins in Jerusalem!
Imagine - our little Internet radio station, with hundreds of people all around the world listening - the biggest audience we have all year - and we turn it off for Shabbat. Gevaldt.
It's always such an amazing feeling - and always wonderful to turn it back on again after Shabbos to have many more listeners return!
We're off the air l'kavod Shabbos Kodesh before 6:55pm Jerusalem time and we'll be BACK with the rest of the entire WEEK of 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY on Saturday night, sometime after Rabbaynu Tam time (yes as always all times are Jerusalem times!)
The 9 Days of Jerry continue through "Isru Jerry" (Friday August 15th). Much more Jerry to come next week!
From Jerry's Shabbos table to yours - Shabbat Shalom!
(Original photo by Rosie McGee, which I only found out about last December at Blues for Challah - I've been using this picture for years as "Jerry's Shabbos Table." It's really a picture of Jerry at a French chateau in 1971! But what can I say, it's obviously a perfect image to use to celebrate Shabbos Jerry!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RFN'S 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry Begins TODAY!

It's finally here - what we've all been waiting for, what the world NEEDS right now - The 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry on Radio Free Nachlaot!

Beginning about 12:46pm Israel time (2:46am Pacific / 5:46am Eastern) on Wednesday, August 6th and continuing non-stop through the end of "Isru Jerry" Friday August 15th (except for Shabbos, of course) it's all things Jerry on Radio Free Nachlaot!

Jerry with the Grateful Dead
Jerry with the Jerry Garcia Band
Jerry with David Grisman
Early Jerry - Acoustic Jerry - Jerry and Sarah - Black Mountain Boys Jerry
"Sons of Jerry"
... AND SO MUCH MORE!

Join us LIVE from JERUSALEM for your favorite 9 days of the year!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia!

August 1st - HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY GARCIA!
"Jerry Garcia" by Sheva Chaya www.shevachaya.com

We really, REALLY hope the war in Gaza is over with before the 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY begins on Radio Free Nachlaot.


Of course no matter what, the show must go on. RFN's 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry starts at 1pm Jerusalem time on the 10th of Av (Wednesday August 6th and continues non-stop (except for Shabbos of course) through "Isru Jerry", Friday August 15th.


For those who are not familiar with Radio Free Nachlaot's minhagim, during Jewish leap years when Tisha b'Av occurs during the REAL 9 Days of Jerry (August 1st - 9th) we don't start broadcasting our Jerry and Jerry-related music until after Tisha b'Av is over. This has happened to us so far twice during the last five years and because this year is one of those years on the Jewish Calendar, we have to adjust the start of the 9DOJ for after Tisha b'Av.


Mark your calendars! If the war in Gaza isn't over with, someone should set up GIGANTIC speakers all around Gaza's periphery so the population will be forced to listen to non-stop Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and other Jerry-related music at top volume during the 9DOJ, which will either cause peace to descend upon them (G*d willing) or force them to cast themselves into the sea simply to relieve the aural pressure. Either way, it's a win/win.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The 9 Days of Mourning - Followed by The 9 Days of Jerry!

It's Rosh Chodesh Av, the beginning of The 9 Days - that period of time on the Jewish calendar when we turn inward for extreme introspection. 

From Rosh Chodesh Av until Tisha b'Av, the Jewish People undergo a 9 day period of acute mourning for the loss of the Holy Temple. We do this every year, and one of the ways we experience this acute mourning is restricting ourselves from hearing music.

As we do every year on Radio Free Nachlaot, we're preparing to do our annual switch-over from 24/6 music, talk & Torah to all-Torah programming during the 9 Days on Radio Free Nachlaot

This is the most challenging programming time of year for us, but it's our 5th consecutive year doing it this way so we've sort of established a rhythm. 

We'll be in our all-Torah programming mode from 8pm Jerusalem time on Sunday July 27th until 1pm Jerusalem time on Wednesday, August 6th (10th of Av) when we'll start off with the ultimate bang - the 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY - until then, hang on and we'll get through this together! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"AstroloJew" does Bibi's Chart - The Gloves Are Coming Off!

THURSDAY July 24th 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time on the Astrolojew Radio Show - Lorelai will be discussing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו's Natal Chart with Transits.

Jupiter and the Sun in Leo Transiting Bibi's 8th House (things he shares with "others" - shared values, shared resources, as well as sex / death / reincarnation - 8th House displays the "Phoenix rising from the ashes" symbolism - new birth from death of the "old") - how will that play out in his role as Prime Minister?
Mars has been Transiting through Bibi's 10th House (his public persona, career and vocation) in the Sign of Libra - "The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove". THE GLOVES ARE COMING OFF when Mars, "god" of War, moves from diplomatic Libra to ruthless, single-minded, determined, focused, intense Scorpio on July 25th!!!
Don't miss the show, it's going to be a zinger.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday Night Live - Something special - Let's talk about Peace!



That's right, we have something special for this Sunday's, Sunday Night Live.
So, you know what happens when people finally make it to "Undisclosed Studio B," they feel comfortable and want to come back.
In the case of Renee and Jay Garfinkel, not only are they coming back, but they are coming back with something special to share with all of us.
That's right, this Sunday, July 20th, Jay, Renee and Steve (and Lorelai, although she won't be in Studio "B") will launch the first episode of a new weekly series, Jerusalem Stories. Hosted by veteran radio host Renee Garfnkel, Jerusalem Stories merges music with stories told by inventive magical dreamers, artists, and authors who live in Jerusalem.  

This week's program features Renee in conversation with Yehuda Stolov.  Most people know Jerusalem for two things; Torah and conflict…but on this week's guest has made it his life’s mission to make Jerusalem famous for peace.  Dr. Yehuda Stolov has spent 20 years fostering mutual respect and trust among Jews, Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land.  His approach to interfaith dialogue is a personal, intimate, person-to-person approach.  As executive director of the interfaith Encounter Association, Dr. Stolov has brought together rabbis, sheikhs, students, scholars, and ordinary people from many walks of life whose lives are transformed by the encounters. Yehuda Stolov the peacemaker is a Jerusalem Story worth sharing.


Episode 1 of Jerusalem Stories - Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. 
We’ll tell you a Jerusalem Story ….  All you have to do is listen.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

StarCyles - The AstroloJew Show - Thursday 9am Pacific/12N Eastern/7pm Israel time

TODAY (Thursday)
9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time


Join RFN's own Lorelai Kude live on Radio Free Nachlaot for "StarCycles: The Astrolojew Radio Show"

 
Lorelai will  be discussing the current Astrological "situation" and how it may be reflected in both world events and in the personal lives of actual humans - she'll be looking at her brave friend and astrology client Rahel Jaskow's chart together.



Here is a picture of Rahel's Chart with Transits so you can follow the discussion!


 



If you'd like a personalized Natal Chart reading with Lorelai, she'd love to hear from you. Email her at: lorelaikude@yahoo.com and/or visit her astrology web site at www.astrolojew.com

Sunday, July 13, 2014

World Peace Begins With Shalom Bayit

 
"Free Spirit" author and domestic violence advocate Joshua Safran sits with his mother Miriam Reed who offered tremendous depth to his presentation with her special appearance at Creating Hope, the annual luncheon of the California-based Jewish domestic violence agency Shalom Bayit. View more photos here.
 The war in Israel against Hamas aggression and terror is on everybody's mind. Everyone wants "World Peace" but how many of us realize peace begins at home - and in our own hearts? 
In light of that thought, Radio Free Nachlaot is proud to air Creating Hope: Joshua Safran at Shalom Bayit's Annual Gala in San Francisco" this week

Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time

Some have called violence against women a national security issue and the numbers speak for themselves. In Israel and globally, it has been estimated that 1 in 3 women experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. In April, the White House announced a new initiative to combat violence against women, stating that 1 in 5 women in college experience sexual assault in the USA.

Intimate partner violence is rampant everywhere. "Studies show that 20 to 30% of Jewish families in the US and Israel experience domestic violence," reports Shalom Bayit, a domestic violence prevention and response center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now in its 22nd year, Shalom Bayit is known nationally for its culturally-specific model and as a pioneer - as US federal policy to prevent violence against women was only established in the 1990's.

This year's keynote address at the Shalom Bayit annual gala, Creating Hope, featured tremendous people sharing their stories. Renowned attorney and author Joshua Safran - made famous by the film "Crime after Crime" for freeing domestic violence victim Debbie Peagler from prison after serving 19 years - offered some stories from his new autobiographical book "Free Spirit." 
Extra special at this event, Safran's mother Miriam Reed presented from her perspective about what it was like to endure the violence that her son describes in his book. You can watch a previous reading from Reed's appearance at an October 2013 Shalom Bayit fundraiser here.  
Recordings from the Shalom Bayit event that will air on RFN's program include words from Julie Robbins, LSCW, Author Joshua Safran, Memoir Coach Miriam Reed and Shalom Bayit Executive Director Naomi Tucker.

This broadcast is a special MITZVAH MEDIA PRODUCTION for Radio Free Nachlaot, produced by Wendy Kenin. Don't miss it! 

Listen to Wendy introduce the show CLICK HERE

To listen to Joshua Safran's recorded presentation CLICK HERE
  
To listen to Shalom Bayit's Julie Robbins recorded introduction of Joshua Safran CLICK HERE

To listen to Shalom Bayit's Executive Director Naomi Tucker's concluding remarks CLICK HERE



 

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

STARCYCLES - THE ASTROLOJEW RADIO SHOW - DEBUTS ON RFN THURSDAY!


STARCYCLES - The Astrolojew Radio Show debuts on Radio Free Nachlaot 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time today (Thursday)

Join RFN'S own Lorelai Kude (a.k.a. "AstroloJew")  live on the radio with her courageous special guest Shifra Shifra as they discuss the current Astrological configurations and the "Transit of the Week" which is the upcoming FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN, they'll be using Shifra's own Natal Chart with Transits to illustrate how this is relevant to an individual person's life!

Here is a picture of Shifra's chart with Transits that well be discussing so you can follow along!

and...
If you missed today's show you can DOWNLOAD IT AND LISTEN HERE
Visit the Archives at ASTROLOJEW 
 www.astrolojew.com
 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Radio Free Nachlaot's Undisclosed Studio B in a War Zone

From Lorelai:

My Radio Free Nachlaot co-founder and Musical Director Steve Levine just sent me an email on his way home from work in Rehavia to "Undisclosed Studio B" in another neighborhood of Jerusalem:

"mamash just head siren in jslm then 2 muffled pops
news reports missle fell in empty area btween armon hanatziv and talpiyot.
rfn is in the war
does that make me a war correspondent
ill be on air by 11"


I'll be listening to our radio station when Steve takes over soon! I'm sure he has a few things to say PLUS the perfect playlist for a night of going back and forth to the bombshelter!
 

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR IDF SOLDIERS!
PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS EVERYWHERE!
PRAY FOR MOSHIACH!
 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We have a "live" one for you!

Yes, it's been a few weeks, but Sunday Night Live will have not one, but two live guests in Studio "B" this evening.  At 7:00 PM we will welcome Jay and Renee Garfinkle to our radio-station so you all can meet each other.  Jay and Renee have media backgrounds, so they're not just new "olim," new immigrants to Israel, but "contemporaries" from the "radio-side" (kinda like cousins once removed...) new "olim" that deserve to be greeted ON THE RADIO!
You know how we roll 'round here, "Live," you sneezed you missed it.
So I give you fair warning.
Tonight, July 6, 2014, 7:00 PM, Sunday Night Live welcomes Jay and Renee Garfnkle to Israel.
Join us, won't you?
C Ya on the Radio!

"STARCYCLES - The AstroloJew Radio Show" Debuts This Week on Radio Free Nachlaot!

"STARCYCLES - THE AstroloJew Radio Show" debuts on Radio Free Nachlaot this week!
Thursday July 10th

9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time
 
RFN's own Lorelai Kude (a.k.a. "AstroloJew") will be be giving you an update / snapshot of the current Celestial situation from a Torah-centric, Kabbalistic perspective, as well as practical perspective of how the current Astral configurations are reflected in the natal charts of real, live people - with her special guest Shifra who has courageously volunteered to be Lorelai's first on-air guest!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

IT'S ALMOST THAT TIIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!

GEVALDT, Radio Free Nachlaot's 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY is only 6 weeks away!!!

Because it's a Jewish Leap Year (the Tisha b'Av issue), our annual 9 Day celebration of the life, legacy and music of Jerry Garcia will begin on Wednesday, August 6th at 1pm Jerusalem time, and go non-stop (except for Shabbos of course) until Friday, August 15th ("Isru Jerry") at 7:30pm Jerusalem time.

GUEST DJ OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN BOTH JERUSALEM AND BERKELEY!!!
Email: radiofreenachlaot@gmail.com to inquire about being a Guest DJ on Internet Radio's most anticipated annual event!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Start Me Up!

Monday night 9pm Israel time Radio Free Nachlaot's very own DJ Maya will report on her adventures at the Rolling Stones concert last week in Tel Aviv, and explain how she came to be in possession of a copy of the set list from on-stage. 
Y'all got to listen!
We spare no effort to bring you the inside of the inside of the inside on music from the Holy Land, yo! 
 

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Rolling Stones are coming! The Rolling Stones are coming!


And who better to get us ready to greet the Stones than Maya?
Tonight, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Maya's Monday Night Musical Journey will feature,
The Rolling Stones!
The best part of course, is you don't need no ticket to listen!!!


...as Bob Dylan ( Who btw told Ron Wood to bring the Stones to Israel) says,
" Everybody must get Stone...sssssssss"  (or something like that!)
C Ya on the Radio!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The JetBlue Blues Hour - Coming June 11th!

Radio Free Nachlaot is so pleased and proud to present The JetBlue Blues Hour - a special hour of hand-picked Blues, designed to be your mid-week Internet Radio Vacation Get-Away!

Wednesdays at 7pm Eastern (4pm Pacific, 2am Thursdays Israel time) beginning on Wednesday, June 11th, the JetBlue Blues Hour is surely destined to become destination radio!
Join us on the radio and if you're listening, Tweet #jetblueblueshour with your requests to @NachlaotRadio on Twitter

When you're ready to get away (mid-week or any time) visit JetBlue Airways - they go everywhere in the USA you need to go (and more recently they've expanded to include destinations from Anchorage to Lima, Peru - click here for where JetBlue flies)

Are you ready to get away with the JetBlue Blues Hour on Radio Free Nachlaot? Please fasten your seat belt and make sure your tray tables are folded and put away and that your seat is in an upright position, and that your carry-on items are safely stored beneath the seat or in the overhead bin - because we're ready to TAKE OFF!

Sunday, May 11, 2014



“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.


Now, we know the Torah is for everyone, all the time.  We should be honoring our Moms every day, all the time! But sometimes we need to make a day special just to give us a chance to remember!
So, for all the mothers out there - 
Happy Mother's Day!
We Remember you,
We Honor you, and 
We Love You!

Hey everyone, "Hug a Mother, Today!!!"

Tonight's Sunday Night Live show will be starting later than usual - but will be dedicated to Mom's Day!
Tune in around 11:00 PM Jersualem Time for our official tribute to Mothers.
It should be fun!
C Ya on the Radio!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Yom Hashoah - A Time To Remember



Join us at 9:00 PM tonight, the 28th of Nisan, 4/27/14 for a special SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE dedicated to Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day.

"May Hashem avenge their blood"  / "Hashem yinkom damam

Friday, April 11, 2014

RFN's Own Lorelai Coming to Portland!

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Radio Free Nachlaot's own Lorelai Kude, coming to Portland, Oregon April 17-23rd!

Y'all know that in addition to being the "Mother of Radio Free Nachlaot," co-founder and programming director, Lorelai is a renown world-class astrologer 
("Astrolojew ) and invites all our Portland Chevre to be in touch next week for stars, music or just to say "Shalom"!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Night Live - Tonight - 8:30PM

Meshenichnas Adar, Marbe B'simcha. We know that the Month of Adar (this year the months of Adar) is a time of happiness.  In fact, that's what we say: "He who enters Adar, increases in Simcha - happiness." 
Question is, how do we exit Adar. 
I would like to invite you to join us and exit Adar "b'ONEG."
We should exit Adar in Joy, or as we will be doing 'round her, with special "live" music from Studio "B" with our friend Oneg Shemesh.


Oneg is visiting from the U.S., and what would a visit to Israel be without stopping by the radio!
Catch us tonight as we catch up with Oneg - 8:30 PM - Sunday Night Live.
C Ya on the Radio!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's Wednesday - "Mit Voch" - Mid week, or "Hump" day.

That's right. Wednesday. It's not last Shabbos, and it's not yet Shabbos. Mid Week. How do we get over the hump, and down the slide to Shabbos?
Well, we have an idea.
7:00 PM - TONIGHT - Let's meet a "new" friend, and see if he can give us a bit of a boost (or push) over to the other side (not the OTHER SIDE Chas v'shalom)!


So, tonight, Live from Studio "B" in Jerusalem, 
Meet MAX JARED.
He's Rory's friend from Pardes, he's a singer/songwriter who we featured just last night on the Homegrown Hour, and he's coming to hang out/sit in with us this evening.
What better way to spend Wednesday, don't you agree?
Well I bet if you listen in you will!!!


....and don't forget, at 9:00 PM - "Rambling with Rena" (Yes, Radio with Rena has changed it's name) -
Music only Rena would think to play, which is why we love playing Rena's music.
10:00 - The album of the week, which even if I knew what it will be, I wouldn't tell you.....
and then we'll just go on, and on, and on....
Happy Mid-Week everybody.

C Ya on the Radio!

Monday, March 17, 2014

GOOD PURIM, GOOD PURIM!

Good Purim Everybody.


Today's Programming brought to you by the Holy One Blessed Be He.
In fact, everyday the programming is brought to you by the grace of G-d - it's just that its' well hidden.

Today, all is revealed!!!! Today we know where the "Programming" comes from!
Gevaldt! Gevaldt! Gevaldt!

Have a Happy Purim.
....and speaking of Programming - we have some great concerts and some great Shlomo scheduled for all day long! 
Enjoy !!!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Not Just a Neighborhood, A State of Mind!"


That's Right. "...a State of Mind."
Join us, tonight, at 7:00 PM Jerusalem Time for Sunday Night Live....Nachlaot meets Oakland, California!
Our friend, musician/composer/performer Ariel Elisha put together a special night of Torah and Music with Rabbi Raz Hartman in Oakland last Monday Night, March 3, 2014. 

Of course Lorelai was there, and now "there is here" and we can all sit and hear and experience a night of Nachlaot in Oakland, a night of Raz Hartman, one of Nachlaot's most beloved and well-known rabbis/teachers/musicians/congregational leaders

7:00 Raz Torah on Purim

8:00 Raz in Concert!

Don't miss it! All times are Jerusalem times, don't forget about Daylight Savings Time if you're in America!

C Ya on the Radio!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lorelai and Steve - Seperate but together!

Yes, tonight, Sunday Night Live, starting at 7:00 PM Jerusalem Time will feature 2 interviews, recorded live within the past few weeks. This is "live" enough for Sunday Night Live!
First up, Lorelai Kude's Mitzvah Media Production interview with Chloe Valdary. 


Chloe is an outspoken young woman from New Orleans who supports Israel and is receiving quite a bit of "social media flak" for it.  You may have listened last Thursday, or maybe you've already downloaded the interview, but maybe you haven't -- and maybe you should just listen to what Chloe and Lorelai have to say.
Then, 8:00 PM'ish, we'll go back a few weeks to Tuesday night's Homegrown Hour with our special guest Rory Michelle. 


Steve and Rory settle back for a real warm and intimate session featuring live performances by Rory of some originals and a whole bunch of covers.  This too will be available soon for download, but why wait. Catch it as it happened, tonight on the radio.
There are a few other items of importance that Steve is bound to talk about, but you never know what will be 'cause pre recorded or not, it is Sunday Night Live!

C Ya on the Radio!!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Is it KOSHER to Play the "Race Card"? We Think it's TRAIFE.

Chloe Valdary
Is it KOSHER to call an intelligent, articulate, passionately pro-Israel African American woman a "Negro Uncle Tom" on social media? We think NOT!!! In fact, we think it's TRAIFE!!! 

Thursday - Listen to Lorelai's interview with 20 year old New Orleans student and social media sensation Chloé Simone Valdary whose pro-Israel video has gone madly viral, making her a target of racism on Twitter.


"Heart to Heart with Lorelai" airs Thursday on Radio Free Nachlaot at 6:30pm Israel time/8:30am Pacific/10:30am Central/11:30am Eastern RIGHT HERE at www.radiofreenachlaot.com ( H2H is a Mitzvah Media production, produced by Wendy Kenin).


To download the interview with Chloe, CLICK HERE.

Also on RFN's Thursday programming schedule - "Israeli Soul Afternoon" music from Raz Hartman (don't forget to catch him in Oakland, California on March 3rd!), the Bat Ayin Band, and music from previous JEWLICIOUS FESTIVALS (Jewlicious X is this weekend in Long Beach), plus "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute (5pm Israel time).

 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

It was 50 Years Ago Today - Again???!!!




Yes, for the 3rd week running, it was 50 years ago today that the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 3rd week in a row.  America was crazed over the Beatles, and Ed Sullivan, the master promoter and "barker" that he was knew a good thing when he saw it. His ratings were through the roof, and although we had to sit through a whole bunch of other stuff, we got to see the Beatles on Sunday Night T.V.
Now, for the record, the performance was actually recorded on the afternoon of February 9th.
As Wikipedia reports:
"That afternoon The Beatles recorded Twist And ShoutPlease Please Me and I Want To Hold Your Hand, in front of a different audience to the one that saw their live debut that evening. This set was broadcast on 23 February as the group's third Ed Sullivan appearance, after they had left the US. Before the recording, Sullivan introduced the group thus:
All of us on the show are so darned sorry, and sincerely sorry, that this is the third and thus our last current show with The Beatles, because these youngsters from Liverpool, England, and their conduct over here, not only as fine professional singers but as a group of fine youngsters, will leave an imprint of everyone over here who's met them.
Ed Sullivan


So tonight, Sunday Night Live - radio - will feature (once again) the Beatles!  We'll do a quick review and play appearances numbers one and two, and then, sometime around 8:30 PM Jerusalem Time, we will have appearance number 3 just as it sounded 50 years ago today.

Yes, it was 50 years ago today, and Ed Sullivan introduced the band to play.....

So stay tuned, we might have some other sixties goodies for you, as well.

C Ya on the Radio!

(and for those who are wondering -- the Rory Michelle Homegrown appearance will be re-broadcast NEXT Sunday night - without any interference from the Beatles!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tonight - From Long Island to Jerusalem -

Homegrown Hour - Live from Studio "B" Presents:  RORY MICHELLE

Rory is a singer/songwriter who is living here in Jerusalem.  Let's get to know Rory's music and maybe a bit about her life, as well.  
Tonight 7:00 PM - Homegrown Hour featuring - Rory Michelle.
Join us, won't you?!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

It's Monday Night at the Movies, with Maya!



That's Right.  Let's all go to the Movies with Maya!

Great Movies need Great Soundtracks and Maya has put together the best of the best!
We'll hear music from some of the new "blockbusters", the classics, thrillers, comedies, drama, romance....all you need to do is supply the visuals, the memories and the POPCORN!!!
Sit back in your favorite chair/couch or pillow on the floor and let's all go to the Movies.
Tonight - Monday, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Jerusalem Time.
C U at the Movies!!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Night Live - It's going to be a surprise!!!!

Well, we thought we had a guest scheduled, but cancellations/postponements are all part of the game -- so,
Rory will be on the air, but probably not for a week or so, and probably on a Tuesday Night, 'cause sometimes Sundays are just hard....
having said all that, what will we do?
Well, we don't really know, so what you'll have to do is to listen --
we'll all find out together!!!
C Ya on the Radio!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"G-d's counting on Me, G-d's counting on You."

Of all the songs that Pete Seeger wrote, arranged, sung, and led us in singing, I think that this song should be his lasting testament. (At least this week.) Read the Lyrics. Listen tonight, after 10:00 PM on Steve's "Cookin' for Shabbos" show - he'll certainly be playing it. But understand what Pete is saying:
1)  Take Personal Responsibility  (notice G-d's counting on ME, is before G-d's counting on You)
2)  Trickle Up not Trickle Down - we can't trust the "leaders" we need to work from the ground up - Grassroots and all of that....

Pete Seeger. The true FOLK SINGER. Telling us about what's going on (this song originally came out in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill) and encouraging us to keep going on.

You can find the song on the album, A More Perfect Union - Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt, released in 2013.

Pete - we thank you for all you gave us, and for all you will continue to give us.
Pete Seeger, we bid you good night.

GOD'S COUNTING ON ME, GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU

Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album version



Pete Seeger:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Lorre Wyatt:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Wyatt and chorus:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:Now don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:Don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:What we do now, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:What we do, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Hey, kids!

Kids choir:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
Kids choir and Seeger:God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger, kids choir, and chorus:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Singing again!

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

C Ya on the Radio!!!