Community with Rabbi Herschel Gluck


This week we bask in the warmth of Rabbi Herschel Gluck – an incredible Orthodox Jewish leader  – whose entire life seems to be one big act of love. 

Aside from being in awe of Rabbi Gluck’s gentle soul and kind nature, we talk about his life-long dedication to his community, his outlook on the good that could come from the pandemic and his belief that we can work together to create a better future; without losing sight of our own traditions, cultures and values.

Rabbi Gluck also shares how he still struggles to grasp the effect that the Holocaust had on his family, and speaks of the continuous trauma generations of Jewish communities still experience because of it.

Plus, Katherine and Paul update us on the plans for Prospect Farm and get an unexpected visit from our new podcast sponsors, Hello Fresh.
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Links, resources and episode timestamps (for all you skippers out there) below.

Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE is a British Rabbi based in Stamford Hill in North East London. Born in London and based in the city for most of his life, he is a committed member of a wider ‘global village’, having studied at Yeshivos in France, Canada and the USA and working with communities across the world. Rabbi Gluck was appointed an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to interfaith understanding. In the past year he has been quoted in British Parliament for his lifetime commitment to inter-communal understanding and his work countering Anti-Semitism in the UK.



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The Scream

Rabbi Herschel Gluck’s talks at Greenbelt Festival


00:00 – Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In
00:48 – Katherine and Paul catch up
05:00 – Katherine and Paul on Prospect Farm
06:46 – Introducing Rabbi Herschel Gluck
07:22 – Rabbi Gluck joins the conversation
08:10 – Rabbi Gluck on becoming a Rabbi
09:47 – Rabbi Gluck on duty and care
11:40 – Rabbi Gluck on finding precious moments
12:45 – Rabbi Gluck on lockdown
14:09 – Rabbi Gluck on community
15:30 – Rabbi Gluck on modern Judaism
20:30 – Rabbi Gluck on generations of Jewish experience
23:50 – Rabbi Gluck on change
27:00 – Rabbi Gluck on Greenbelt Festival
28:10 – Rabbi Gluck on being interfaith and refugees
34:00 – Rabbi Gluck on charity
36:50 – Rabbi Gluck on being humble
38:08 – Rabbi Gluck on art as connection
40:57 – Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Rabbi Gluck
57:54 – Next week on the podcast
58:41 – How to get in touch with us 
59:30 – Thank you’s
01:00:19 – Hidden track


A huge thanks to the Greenbelt Volunteer Talks Team for all their hard work on editing this episode. Our podcast music is ‘I Can Change’ by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.