Friends In Deed Launches Podcast


First published in the June 16 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Friends In Deed has launched a new podcast.
If you are a fan of podcasts, be sure to bookmark the new Friends In Deed podcast featuring Executive Director Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater. The 2022 season is well underway with regularly released episodes ranging from approximately 15-40 minutes long and covering a wide variety of local topics and special guests.
“We publish a weekly email every Friday that shares stories, news, and covers topics of interest to our work and our community, but wanted to enhance our local presence to get the word out about Friends In Deed through other mediums,” Grater said. “This podcast allows us to open up to a whole new audience and is more conducive to guest appearances and conversations.”
Several fan favorite episodes include episode 2022-7 “Najwa Jones: From Being on the Streets to Getting People Off the Streets,” and episode 2022-2 “Space Race and Poverty.” Also, be sure to tune in to hear a regular segment called “Stories from the Street,” where Grater tells stories of people the nonprofit helps and interviews clients so they can tell their own stories.
Friends In Deed, a social services agency founded in Pasadena in 1894, focuses on alleviating the effects of poverty for the community’s most vulnerable citizens.
Funds raised by Friends In Deed support its food pantry, The Women’s Room (a day shelter for homeless and at-risk women), a bad-weather shelter, street outreach (working to end homelessness on the streets of Pasadena) and an eviction-prevention and rental-assistance program.
To listen to the Friends In Deed podcast, visit For more information, call (626) 797-2402 or email