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Jews You Should Know

Aug 22, 2017

Eric Fingerhut joins us for a fascinating conversation covering his life journey and professional arc as a United States Congressman, The Ohio State University Chancellor and President of Hillel International.

Eric shares amusing anecdotes - such as his role in the Cleveland Browns departing town - as well as more poignant reflections of hearing Nelson Mandela address a joint session of Congress, and standing on the White House lawn for the signing of the Oslo Accords.

Eric also tackles head-on his dreams of Jewish unity, his passion for collegiate Jewish life, and the challenges he faces at the helm of the world's largest organization dedicated to this population.


Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.