From Leeds to Israel, via Bob Dylan / Journeys Podcast

Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd are the founders and producers of Israel's Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival. They share their journey with Rogel Alpher.

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd. (Photo courtesy)

Originally from Leeds, England, Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd met at an afternoon Hebrew class when they were 14. A few years later they were newlyweds living on a kibbutz.

Today they are known in the Israeli Anglo-American community as the founders and producers of the successful and beloved Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival, which began in 1978 and takes place twice a year in northern Israel.

They join Rogel Alpher in the studio to speak about their life's work and share memories from past festivals. They also end up sharing a small but significant anecdote about the time they encountered Bob Dylan on a kibbutz in Israel.

Alex Hood – Botany Bay
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin'
Arthur Johnstone - Bandiera Rossa
Eva Peron – Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Hans Theessink – Green Green Rocky Road
Akli D – Salam
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs – Foggy Mountain Top