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September 27

Noah Rauch 

Senior Vice President, Education & Public Programs,

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Noah is Senior Vice President for Education & Public Programs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, where he oversees the Museum’s educational, interpretive, public and professional programs.


He has worked on the project since 2010 and was a senior member of the team that conceived, planned and implemented the inaugural education and interpretive programming for the institution.


Prior to that, Noah managed grants for the Center for Informal Learning and Schools at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and worked in the education departments at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.


He received an Ed.M in Arts-in-Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University.

October 4

Kay Rubacek 

Filmmaker, author, documentary journalist  

Kay is a celebrated author, award-winning filmmaker and distinguished documentary-journalist. Her work has appeared on such platforms as PBS, NTD, RiseTV & Amazon.


Her films have garnered attention on the international film festival circuit winning numerous awards. Many educational institutions across the country have benefitted from her works and projects.


A third generation fighter of communism, Kay’s personal and family history has instilled in her a deep appreciation for freedom and democracy. In 1920s Russia, her grandparents fled to China to escape the Bolshevik regime. However soon after they arrived, Mao Tse Tung rose to power in China, which had them flee once again to Australia, where Kay grew up.  

Kay now lives in the United States with her husband and is committed to fighting for the truth and repelling all the components of Communism and Socialism in the U.S. To Kay, The United States is the last best hope for the world.

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September 27

David Lim


Port Authority Police Department (ret.)


David joined the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) in 1980, where he was assigned to the World Trade Center for much of his career.

In 1996, Lim joined the PAPD K-9 Unit, working at the area’s three airports. In March 2000, he and his partner Sirius, a Labrador Retriever, were re-assigned to the World Trade Center, where they were stationed on 9/11.

In 2005, Officer Lim was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to JFK International Airport. In 2008, Sergeant Lim was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He retired in July 2014.

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October 11

Pat Mitchell

Media Executive, Producer, Curator... 


Throughout Pat's multifaceted career as a groundbreaking media icon, Emmy-winning producer and pioneering executive, she has focused on sharing women’s stories as a global advocate for women's rights. 

Pat is the editorial director of TEDWomen and is chair of the Sundance Institute Board, chair emerita of the Women’s Media Center board and a board member at Participant. She is also a trustee of the VDAY movement, the Skoll Foundation and The Woodruff Arts Center and served as a congressional appointment to The American Museum of Women’s History Advisory Council.

She is also the author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World and the host of the new "Dangerous Women: Leading Onward" interview series on FINTECH.TV.


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SSR at a Glance


Stone Soup Ripple brings people together for connection that moves us forward, personally and professionally.  This is what Founder Christine Leuthold refers to as ‘the ripple"... those planned and unplanned forces that transform initial encounters into much more. 

Here are a few ways we do this:

  • We create unique opportunities that blend compelling content with Featured Guests and meaningful group interaction,

  • We provide a way for participants to Add a Ripple via voluntary contributions, of which 100% go to support the vision and work of Featured Guests,

  • We offer single-session Pop-Up Gatherings for a taste of our community,

  •  For deeper dive into content and each other, we offer programming in a series format.

  • In our Private Discussion Groups where participants in a specific series or pop-up can connect as a group

  • On our Members page, where we can follow and connect one-on-one with each other.  At individual pop-up gatherings which offer a taste of our community.

  •  The SSR Blog is an open forum for all who visit and invites contributors.

We are always open to  screened content and featured guests ideas. Your suggestions add richness to our evolving community!

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