Broadcast every Sunday morning, (for almost 25 years) Awake, Alive and Jewish is a unique blend of joyous music, interviews, educational features Israeli news and irreverent banter between the hosts. Regular educational features include "Torah portion of the week" "Jewish holidays - what why and how" "Ethics of the Fathers." Live interviews with authors, Jewish personalities and other Jewish "mitzvah'nicks" from across the country is also a weekly feature.
This lively blend is geared to appeal to a cross section of the community particularly, young families. As the longest running Jewish program in the Washington area Awake, Alive and Jewish is not just a radio program but a Jewish experience.
Since its debut in 1980 Awake, Alive & Jewish with Rabbi Kaplan has developed a very substantial listening audience and has established itself as an important part of Jewish Washington.
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Notable and Quotable
“The girls [whom the Times reporter] interviewed cited wholesome-seeming celebrities as their favorites. . . Is it possible that today’s teens have seen enough to inoculate them against the pressures of their teenage years?”
--Stephanie Rosenbloom, "Grade-School Girls, Grown-up Gossip," New York Times, May 27, 2007