About the Author


Heather Dean

Heather Dean’s career as a broadcast journalist began in 1988 at MTV: Music Television’s news division in New York City. In 1992, she began producing celebrity interviews and news stories for other outlets, including the Associated Press (AP) Radio Network; E! Entertainment Television; TV Guide; People Magazine Online; Teen People Magazine; and Family Circle Magazine. Heather has also been interviewed on camera for such networks as NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox 5 New York to comment on various breaking entertainment news stories. She became a regular student at Aish NY in the late 1990s, and traveled to Israel many times on Aish NY trips. Heather met her future husband in Israel, less than a month before 9/11, and made Aliyah in 2001. They remain in Israel, and it is the birthplace of all of their children. She speaks to many audiences about her incredible career interviewing celebrities – and especially why she walked away from it. Her memoir, “Searching for Heather Dean” is due out later this year.


PODCAST: Mistakes Assertive People Make on Dates

Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman on what goes through the minds of singles who feel pressured by forceful people.

PODCAST: How to Protect Pre-teens and Teens from Undesirable Relationships

Rabbi Menachem Nissel’s guide to setting boundaries, rules and curfews.

PODCAST: The Top 4 Qualities to Look for in a Spouse

Rabbi David Aaron on what matters most in marriage.

PODCAST: How Parents Can Use Improv Comedy Techniques to Get Through the Summer

With Debbie Hirsch’s tips, there’s no reason to freak out now that school’s out.

PODCAST: The Keys to a Long-lasting Marriage

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb explains why communication, commitment, and shared vision are essential in marriage.

PODCAST: What Boys Need from their Dads

Rabbi David Schoonmaker’s advice for dads: encourage, acknowledge and discipline with love.

PODCAST: Anxiety, Worry, and Letting Go

Author Chana Studley on staying present and not obsessing over the future or past.

PODCAST: Dating: Stuck in Limbo

Aleeza Ben Shalom on what to do when you’re not feeling a big yes or no.

PODCAST: Successfully Parenting the ADD Child

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky’s advice for helping children whose attention span doesn't conform to society’s standards.

PODCAST: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Praying

Dina Coopersmith on the dynamics of prayer and knowing that God is listening.

PODCAST: Dating with Purpose

Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman on getting to know your date, and when it’s time to get personal.

PODCAST: We are Still Going Out of Egypt

Rabbi Berel Wein on the relevance of Passover in our modern times.

PODCAST: The Busy Parent’s Guide to Quality Time

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on maximizing those moments we have with our children.

PODCAST: Life After Growing Up with a Mentally Ill or Addicted Parent

Dr. Jacob Freedman on becoming the capable, loving parent you wish you had.

PODCAST: The Soul Reason for Drinking on Purim

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb explains what we are actually celebrating on Purim.

PODCAST: Choosing to Be Happy Even in Times of Challenge

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser explains happiness on Purim and all year round.

PODCAST: Soup’s On!

Chef Jamie Geller dishes about soups that will satisfy the whole family.

PODCAST: How to Attract Positive, Healthy People

Dating columnist Aleeza Ben Shalom on the Laws of Attraction for singles.

PODCAST: Is this the Love of My Life?

Dina Coopersmith on the Jewish view of love and dating.

PODCAST: Low Self-Esteem, Relationships, and Healing

Chana Studley’s post-Hollywood career in counseling and redefining low self-esteem.

PODCAST: Listening to Our Kids, Teens, and Everyone Else

Rabbi David Schoonmaker helps us fine-tune our listening skills at home.

PODCAST: Accepting the Person I Married

Rabbi David Aaron on establishing unconditional love in your marriage.

PODCAST: When Your Child is the Classroom Troublemaker

Rabbi Berel Wein explains how parents can understand and advocate for their little rascal.

JPODCAST: Just Married and We’re Already Arguing

Rosie Einhorn & Sherry Zimmerman on how newlyweds can develop problem-solving skills together.

PODCAST: My Child is Being Bullied. Now What?

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser’s four steps to helping a child who’s being bullied.

What is Faith in God?

Orit Esther Riter explains the Jewish concept of emuna and how it is the key to overcoming our challenges.

PODCAST: All the Lonely People

Rabbi David Aaron on what we can do to overcome a sense of loneliness.

Podcast: Praying in My Own Words vs. the Prayer Book

Rabbi Menachem Nissel explains the benefits of informal and formal prayer

PODCAST: Jamie Geller’s Festive Chanukah Dishes

A modern, unexpected twist on traditional Chanukah food.

PODCAST: Marriage: Building a Home and Each Other

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on shared values, gratitude, and relinquishing control of one’s spouse.

Podcast: Parents and Prayer: Will This Actually Help My Family?

Dina Coopersmith explains why God wants us to speak to Him.

PODCAST: The Introvert’s Guide for Dating Success

Aleeza Ben Shalom explains whether love means having the same temperament and interests.

PODCAST: Dating Criterion and Life Goals

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb on finding a suitable match for marriage.

PODCAST: Wanting My Child to Treat Me Like a Friend

Rabbi Zev Leff on blurring the line between being an authority figure and peer.

PODCAST: Marriage: When Tension Mounts

Dr. Lisa Aiken on putting out marital fires with humor, diplomacy, and love

PODCAST: Everlasting Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman’s guide to giving and getting the most from your marriage.

PODCAST: Sukkot: Recapturing Our Inner Child

Rabbi David Aaron on the excitement and vitality of this joyful holiday.

PODCAST: Yom Kippur: Hitting the Reset Button

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser on shame, pain, and the gift of a clean slate

PODCAST: Jamie Geller’s Regal and Relaxed Rosh Hashanah Feast

Simply sweet salads, brisket, dessert and decorations.

Rosh Hashanah: I’ve Got the Power

Rabbi David Aaron on how our choices affect the world and how to get ready for the ultimate performance review.

PODCAST: Stressed Out? Try This One Thing.

Rabbi Menachem Nissel’s #1 remedy for stress.

PODCAST: Why is My Teenager So Defiant?

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on positive parenting through teen angst.

PODCAST: Help! I’m Dating my Opposite!

Aleeza Ben Shalom on why some odd couples end up happily married.

PODCAST: Little Kids; Chronically Ill Parent

How Orit Esther Riter and her family adjust to her physical limitations.

PODCAST: Jamie Geller’s Guide for Parents of Picky Eaters

How to get your kids to enjoy nutritious food, veggies included.

PODCAST: The Period of Tisha B’Av: Are We in a Battle between Good vs. Evil?

Rabbi Ken Spiro on why our enemies attack and how we can bring light to a dark world.

PODCAST: Those Maddening Power Struggles at Home

Dr. Lisa Aiken on the root causes of anger and what to do about it.

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