The Franciska Show

Franciska Kosman

Enjoy the all new relaunched show on which Franciska hosts interesting conversations. Franciska launched her career as CEO of Kay Productions LLC, a white glove podcast production & promotion agency from building an audience for her Jewish original music through podcasting herself. If you are thinking of launching a podcast or simply are looking to outsource the production & promotion - book a call with Franciska to get you started. www.franciskakosman.com www.franciskamusic.com read less
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Life’s Transitions: Reinventing and Navigating Every Step of the Way - with Chanie Delman
5d ago
Life’s Transitions: Reinventing and Navigating Every Step of the Way - with Chanie Delman
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Email Franciska: franciskakay@gmail.com I love hearing from you!   In this podcast episode, Franciska reflects on podcast burnout and future topics, including the desire to have conversations with listeners about influential books. The featured guest, Chanie Delman, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in reproductive and maternal mental health, discusses the various stages and challenges women face throughout their life cycles. The conversation covers topics such as infertility, postpartum mood disorders, marriage adjustments, parenting, and supporting elderly parents. The episode emphasizes the importance of self-care, empathy, communication, and seeking support in navigating these transitions, as well as the need for recalibration and finding balance amidst life's ongoing demands. About Our Guest: Chanie Delman is a reproductive and maternal mental health therapist. Chanie supports women experiencing infertility, infancy and miscarriage loss, postpartum mood disorders, motherhood and loss of all ages. Chanie maintains a private practice in Queens, the Five Towns and offers virtual sessions as well. Chanie can be reached at at chaniedelman@gmail.com and 917-755-9437. Follow Chanie: https://frumtherapist.com/profile/chaniedelman https://open.spotify.com/episode/1hwo6KZ9klQH161FCuQSqW?si=JlGY6HVLQzmwM_vCGLrxtA https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/119-chanie-delman-lcsw-climb-it-because-its-there/id1479167734?i=1000552494063     Check out: www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
"The Silence Was So Loud" [Malka Leifer] - with Nicole Meyer
04-06-2024
"The Silence Was So Loud" [Malka Leifer] - with Nicole Meyer
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Email Franciska: franciskakay@gmail.com Surviving the Silence: Nicole Meyer's Journey Through Abuse and Healing In this heartfelt and revealing episode, Nicole Meyer opens up about her harrowing experiences of abuse by Malka Leifer, a charismatic yet manipulative school principal who groomed and abused her and fellow students over several years. Nicole highlights the grooming process, the abuse, and the dire effects on her life, education, and intimate relationships. She discusses the community's reaction, or lack thereof, the legal battles to bring Malka to justice, and her personal journey from the initial trauma to healing and advocacy. Nicole's story sheds light on the often-overlooked issue of female abusers and the importance of breaking the silence surrounding abuse in tight-knit communities.   About The Guest: Nicole Meyer is a victim/survivor of Malka Leifer. She is committed to raising awareness of the impact of sexual abuse and supporting survivors both in and out of the community. She uses her own lived experience to support others and feels it’s of absolute importance that communities, especially religious or insular communities realise how abuse thrives in silence. Nicole hopes that speaking out will be inspiring and helpful for other survivors to feel validated and heard, particularly those in religious communities who may not be able to speak up yet. She hopes to inspire change is the stigmatisation and the approach by community leaders to survivors of sexual abuse. Nicole lives in Melbourne, Australia and has taught for 13 years.  She has been campaigning for 6 years.   Breakingthesilencenow - Instagram NicoleMeyer - TikTok Nicole Meyer - Facebook NicoleYMeyer - X The BOOK: https://www.audible.com.au/author/Dassi-Erlich/B0CS1RX19L https://www.amazon.com.au/Bad-Faith-Inside-ultra-Orthodox-betrayal-ebook/dp/B0CH135LSY?ref=d6k_applink_bb_dls&dplnkId=1748e30c-e467-4578-a84f-7347f1d7adef   Check out: www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
Rabbinic Crisis Management - with Rabbi Avraham Shmidman
28-05-2024
Rabbinic Crisis Management - with Rabbi Avraham Shmidman
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Email Franciska: franciskakay@gmail.com   In this episode, Franciska speaks with Rabbi Abraham Shmidman who shares insights on being a community rabbi, addressing the challenges of community growth and unity, particularly in relation to neighboring Lakewood. He delves into various topics, including halachic issues, financial dilemmas, crises such as mental health emergencies and divorces, and the Shidduch (matchmaking) process. Rabbi Shmidman also shares his experiences helping families with LGBTQ+ members and discusses the importance of supporting Israeli soldiers amidst current conflicts. Throughout, he emphasizes the importance of knowing one’s limitations and working with appropriate professionals. Link to Donate: https://www.lowermerionsynagogue.org/ierf     00:00 Welcome & Personal Updates 01:09 Introducing Rabbi Abraham Schmidman 01:34 Rabbi Schmidman's Journey: From Manhattan to Balacan 03:33 Challenges of Being a Community Rabbi 04:22 Addressing the Needs of a Neighboring Community to Lakewood 07:07 Navigating Financial and Halachic Queries 14:05 Crisis Intervention and Community Support 20:09 Understanding the Role of a Rabbi in Sensitive Cases 24:06 Navigating Marital Disputes and Coercive Measures 26:03 Addressing Enablers and Community Accountability 27:11 The Rabbi's Role and Influence in Community Dynamics 32:59 Challenges in the Shidduch Process and Modern Dating 41:20 Navigating Family Dynamics with LGBTQ+ Members 45:21 Supporting Israel: Personal Stories and Community Efforts 48:54 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement for Engagement   NEW MUSIC VIDEO "Tfilat Haderech" (KOL ISHA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BHycQrHvNo   CITRON & ROSE TAVERN: https://www.citronrosetavern.com (BALA CYNWYD RESTAURANT)   Check out: www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
Proud Living Kidney Donor - with Aviva Breda
14-05-2024
Proud Living Kidney Donor - with Aviva Breda
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Email Franciska: franciskakay@gmail.com   The Life-Changing Journey of a Kidney Donor: Aviva's Story In this episode Aviva shares a captivating story of altruism and the profound impact of kidney donation of Aviva Breda, a 42-year-old mother of three from Teaneck, New Jersey. Aviva recounts her journey from learning about kidney donation at a community awareness event, facilitated by the organization Renewal, to ultimately deciding to donate her kidney. This decision was inspired by a profound belief that we are given two kidneys for a reason, and the 'extra' is not ours to keep but to share. She navigates through the emotional and physical process of kidney donation, including the rigorous screening and the surgery itself, leading to a successful transplant in May 2019. Aviva's story highlights the incredible support of Renewal, an organization that aids Jewish kidney donors and recipients, but also serves non-Jewish individuals. Despite facing personal challenges and recovery post-surgery, Aviva's tale is one of resilience, gratitude, and the unanticipated joy of giving. Her experience has not only affected her recipient and his family but has also inspired others within and outside her community to consider kidney donation. Moreover, Aviva's openness about her journey serves as a beacon of hope and encouragement, stressing the importance of spreading awareness and the undeniable fulfillment that comes from saving a life.   About Our Guest: Aviva Breda is a 42 year old mother of three. She lives in Teaneck NJ where she runs her own business, Aviva Breda Consulting, specializing in personal shopping  and style consulting. When not working or busy with her family, Aviva spends her time  reading, taking barre classes, and speaking about the importance of kidney donation awareness. To learn more about Aviva and her story check her out on Instagram @avivabreda or email her at avivabreda@gmail.com. You can also check out her podcast A Piece of Me with Aviva Breda on all streaming platforms.   About the Charlamagne Prize (Karls Prize) Award Ceremony in Aachen. https://www.deutschland.de/en/news/international-charlemagne-prize-for-chief-rabbi-goldschmidt   Check out:  www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
From Puberty to Menopause: A Deep Dive into Women's Health & Jewish Life - with Dr. Elissa Hellman
07-05-2024
From Puberty to Menopause: A Deep Dive into Women's Health & Jewish Life - with Dr. Elissa Hellman
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Email Franciska: franciskakay@gmail.com Navigating Women's Health and Life Stages This episode features Dr. Elissa Hellman, an OBGYN with 17 years of experience, including telemedicine practice for Jewish women. The discussion covers a comprehensive overview of women's health issues, focusing on gynecological concerns, the challenges and nuances of practicing Taharasan Mishpacha, and transitioning through various life stages from puberty to menopause. Dr. Hellman emphasizes the importance of education, awareness, and open conversation about women's health, addressing topics such as pregnancy, contraception, and the psychological aspects of dealing with pregnancy loss.  About Our Guest: Dr. Elissa Hellman is an experienced board-certified OBGYN. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed her residency at Northshore University Hospital in Long Island in OBGYN. Dr. Hellman was in clinical practice for over thirteen years in Milwaukee, WI and recently made Aliyah to Israel. She also runs a telemedicine gynecology practice focused on the needs of Jewish women who observe Taharas Hamishpacha. Throughout her career, she noticed a gap in women's health awareness and education. This developed into a special interest in patient education and being a resource for the Jewish community in relation to body awareness and women's preventative health, starting from a young age   www.Instagram.com/drelissahellmanmd   Check out:  www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
How Far Does The Chain of Enabling Enablers Go?- With Shana Aronson
16-04-2024
How Far Does The Chain of Enabling Enablers Go?- With Shana Aronson
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska (Kol Isha) Vehi Sheamda: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27B0kkDt7w Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2vKDIunaBE5iBj2p6F7wZ0?si=2721f920a22049b8 Melody Of Miriam (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBi6o4H_ak   Twitter Thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1479976609226661892.html JCW Wall of Shame: https://www.jewishcommunitywatch.org/wall-of-shame/aaron-teitelbaum Account that documents the singers and vendors who knowingly work with on IG @theyworkwithaaronteitelbaum  https://www.instagram.com/theyworkwithaaronteitelbaum?igsh=MXA1YWoxejVtMTR6cQ==   Link to video: TRIGGER WARNING https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0QwE_8uK5I/?igsh=MWsyenFwNnJudXA1bQ==     This episode addresses the critical need for supporting abuse survivors within religious communities and delves into the complexities of confronting abusers and enablers. It highlights the importance of maintaining distance to not endorse abusers, discusses the challenges in exposing abusers sensitively, and advocates for informed and compassionate approaches by community leaders. Furthermore, it explores issues of sexual assault, consent, and the impact of pornography on adolescents, emphasizing the necessity of addressing boundaries and toxic messages around sexuality.   Shana Aaronson holds a Bs. in Psychology, as well as certification and training in educational guidance counseling, abuse prevention, and IFS Therapy. Her experience began with mentoring at-risk youth within several programs. She was assistant director at Tzofiah, a residential, therapeutic home for adolescent girls where she supervised staff, co-facilitated DBT group sessions, and coordinated Tzofiah’s administrative needs. She became the social services coordinator for Magen Child Protective Services, supporting families where children had been physically and sexually abused, then case manager and Magen’s executive director. Shana volunteers as Jewish marital law coach and birth assistant for women with histories of sexual and physical abuse. She lives with her family in Mateh Yehuda, Israel   Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
Double Trouble:  Stories of Resilience  & Hope in Hard Times - with Shira Nebenzahl Meuchas
02-04-2024
Double Trouble: Stories of Resilience & Hope in Hard Times - with Shira Nebenzahl Meuchas
New Franciska Release: First official Cover of "Vehi Sheamda": https://open.spotify.com/album/2UnmpGxaMahVms9guRGGhs?si=DkTols2TRj2k-BC4WAQayA Delve into a family's poignant experience in Israel amidst conflict, portraying resilience, community support, and the struggle to maintain normalcy. Through displacement, coping strategies, and global solidarity, the narrative unveils the intertwining themes of trust, adversity, and steadfast determination.   About Our Guest: Shira Nebenzahl Meuchas is a freelance project manager. She works for the International Resilience Center of Sderot, where she and her family have been living for the past 4 years. In her "free time" Shira is part of the leadership of a community on Sderot, believing that community is a tool for resilience.   Shira is married to Yedidya, who is serving currently in Miluim, and they have 2 sons. Since Simchat Tora, she has moved around with her kids for over two weeks after the war broke out until they settled temporarily in Jerusalem where they were B"H able to create stability.     https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100026813442817  https://www.instagram.com/shiranebenmeuchas/ Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
Saving Lives: Vital Conversations on Suicide Awareness and Prevention - with Menachem Hojda, LMSW-C
05-03-2024
Saving Lives: Vital Conversations on Suicide Awareness and Prevention - with Menachem Hojda, LMSW-C
This episode conversation primarily revolves around the sensitive issue of suicide.   Menachem Hojda, a trained mental health professional, enlightens listeners on understanding and responding to signs of suicidal thoughts in individuals. He emphasizes the importance of open discussion about suicide to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness experienced by those with suicidal thoughts. He also stresses the need for suicide intervention training for professionals and community members alike to enable effective support for those needing it. This conversation also involves discussing the concepts of suicide awareness, suicide alertness, and suicide intervention.   Suicide Helplines from around the world: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html?fbclid=IwAR2yMY1QYPof5sWiSa6t2FyCL5fkYF4hulyjwHjt8JFZb92Rxe71rOcQh-o   Amudim Crisis Line https://amudim.org/domestic-violence/#crisis   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) https://988lifeline.org/   Resources for those who have lost someone to suicide https://afsp.org/ive-lost-someone/   Kevin Hines' story of surviving suicide https://youtu.be/NlyrDLQuPbo?si=aaLCoRjZWj5AvUv3   Living Works Suicide Trainings https://livingworks.net/   Recommendations for Media Covering Suicide https://reportingonsuicide.org/     About Our Guest: Menachem Hojda LMSW-C is the grandson of 4 Holocaust survivors. He was given the name Menachem because its meaning “the one who comforts” describes the hope his grandparents felt as they healed from the cruel genocide of their families with the birth of a new generation. Menachem strives to live up to that legacy by doing his part to value the miraculous healing made possible when people experience connection and belonging. As an Adjunct Professor at Touro University Graduate School of Social Work, and a Field Instructor at University of Michigan School of Social Work he explores the application of these concepts with students. He is a Master Trainer at Living Works and trains for Oakland Community Health Network. He practices Clinical Social Work and provides Clinical Supervision at Fairsky Foundation, and serves on the Board of Nefesh International.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/menachem-hojda-7522652b/   NEW SONG- "MY VOICE" (Kol Isha)    Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
Mentoring Orthodox Jewish Women in Science - with Dr. Daniel Edelman
27-02-2024
Mentoring Orthodox Jewish Women in Science - with Dr. Daniel Edelman
Melody of Miriam: https://open.spotify.com/track/48ZamQlV3BYQ0Y2V3nVQsq?si=KPviRnejR8eJWuvPQYctdA&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A5rcHF9LH4YGyXzkJXnbnoj   This episode features Dr. Daniel Edelman sharing his journey from a traditional Jewish upbringing to pursuing a career in science, despite initial aspirations for a Kollel life. They discuss challenges faced by Orthodox Jewish women in secular fields and initiatives to integrate them into science careers. Dr. Edelman talkes about a mentorship program he founded addressing cultural clashes and the importance of maintaining personal values. The program's impact is evident through participant achievements, culminating in presentations at NIH poster day. Over 60 women have benefited, underscoring the importance of mentorship and community support for Orthodox Jewish women in science. The discussion also raises questions about gender-specific mentorship needs within the community.   About Our Guest: Daniel Edelman, PhD, initially wanted to be a Rebbe in a Yeshiva Gedolah. However, Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg, ZT”L, suggested Plan B; as in B in Biology! Dr. Edelman earned his M.S. in Applied Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1993. He then worked as a research associate at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore and as a molecular technologist at the University of MD Medical Center in Baltimore. In 1997, Dr. Edelman began dissertation research in infectious disease and earned his PhD in medical pathology in 2005. From 2006-2007, he worked as a scientific reviewer with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Next up was 13 years at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as the laboratory manager of the Clinical Molecular Profiling Core supporting NCI clinical cancer research. While there he also began a program to provide a mentored pathway into the sciences for Orthodox Jewish women. From 2020-2023, Dr. Edelman returned to the FDA as a policy analyst. Now back at NCI since last fall, he now works as a program officer focusing on cancer screening and clinical trials. All statements by Dr. Edelman are his alone and do not reflect those of the US Government.   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
“MY LOVE OF LEARNING”, From Rabbinical School to Yoetzet Halacha - with Stacey Goldman
20-02-2024
“MY LOVE OF LEARNING”, From Rabbinical School to Yoetzet Halacha - with Stacey Goldman
Dear Soldier: https://open.spotify.com/album/24hUv3sIZwdeTZrC9A7jLB?si=uhkL4lnsQTqK-51tTMgtlA   In this episode, we delve into the transformative journey of Stacey Goldman from a conservative Jewish background to becoming a Yoetzet Halacha, a female advisor on Jewish law, particularly focusing on the laws of family purity (Taharat HaMishpacha). Stacey shares her personal and professional evolution, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs she has encountered along the way.   About Our Guest: Stacey Nechama Goldman is a Tanach teacher at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Philadelphia. She also teaches adult education classes all over the greater Philadelphia area including Aish Chaim, Lower Merion Synagogue, and Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the U.S. Yoetzet Halacha Program of Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center and currently serves as Yoetzet Halacha for the greater Philadelphia community and the Young Israel/Aish in Las Vegas. She has published reflective essays and articles on chabad.org. You can find her audio classes on YUTorah.org and outorah.org. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and is the happy mother of many boys and accumulating beautiful daughters in law and grandchildren.   Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/staceyfruengoldman Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.