Rabbi Mark S. Golub: The Jewish Broadcasting Service (Shalom TV)
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many different types of programs are shown on JBS, and where and how can you watch them?
JBS, the Jewish Broadcasting Service, which was formerly known as Shalom TV, is America’s Jewish television network, covering the many aspects of Jewish life.
Programs on JBS reflect and address the diversity and pluralism of the Jewish experience. The service does not represent any specific movement or organization in the Jewish community.
JBS is primarily directed to every Jewish person with a sense of Jewish identity, and for members of the Jewish community seeking their roots. However, their televised offerings are also for anyone, Jewish or not, with a passion for learning and a desire to gain a greater understanding of Jewish tradition, Jewish life, and the land of Israel.
Rabbi Mark S. Golub is the president and CEO of JBS. He has had a very successful career in both teaching and the media. He created the Russian Television Network of America, (RTN) which serves the needs of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union. He has taught in the City College of New York’s Jewish Studies Department and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Cantorial School and School of Education. In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer throughout the country on the meaning of being Jewish and on Midrash, Jewish commentaries to the Bible.
Rabbi Golub has received many awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the prestigious Tree of Life award from the Jewish National Fund in recognition of his significant work in media in promoting Jewish life.