A New York entrepreneur this week launched “Extraordinary Jewish Women,” a free online interview series that aims to spotlight how to live a purpose-filled passionate life rooted in Jewish values.
Starting on Monday, Risa Borsykowsky is releasing 21 video interviews — one per day for 21 days — that will remain online for a limited time only. Subjects include Author Faye Kellerman, Professor Phyllis Chesler and Vicki Schneps, the co-publisher of The Queens Courier, QNS and the Long Island Press.
“My vision is to inspire Jewish women by learning the attitudes and behaviors of successful Jewish women and the role that Jewish values play in their lives,” said Borsykowsky, who also runs the online Judaica gift shop jewishgiftplace.com. “This interview series will explore how these women followed their hearts into a vocation that they are passionate about, while staying grounded and helping others.”
Borsykowsky recently helped raise more than $10,000 for the Holocaust Resource Center by donating proceeds from sales of a special menorah based on a sculpture that commemorates a Holocaust hero, Janusz Korczak.
That project inspired her to launch the interview series to highlight contributions that Jewish people make in the world.
Each video goes live at 8 a.m. Viewers can register to watch the videos at extraordinaryjewishwomen.com.