Antisemitism Talks and Other Topics

  • Great Debate: Is the Golden Age of American Jewry Over?, with Bret Stephens, American Jewish Committee Global Forum, New York
  • Jewish Women at Hunter College, in conversation with Prof. Leah Garrett, Hunter College, New York
  • “Down from our Pedestal and Up from the Laundry Room: Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution, Eckstein Scholar-in-Residence, Arizona State University
  • American Antisemitism: An Old Problem Returns”: Sutton Place Synagogue (New York); Central Conference of American Rabbis; Pittsburgh Synagogues (Congregation B’nai Abraham, Beth El Congregation of South Hills, Temple David, Temple Sinai, Tree of Life Congregation); Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
  • Set the World on Fire: How Antisemitism Fuels White Nationalism
    A panel discussion with Eric Ward, Daryl Johnson, and Derek Black for PBS Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism Extremism
  • Through Women’s Eyes: Antisemitism in America, Indiana University
  • Henry Ford and Antisemitism Between World War I and World War II, in conversation with Daniel Greene Moment Magazine
  • Antisemitism and the American Past, 3-session course, Association for Jewish Studies Academy
  • In conversation with Scott Seligman about his new book The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 , Capital Jewish Museum, Washington, DC
  • Becoming an “all-of-a-kind” Jewish Historian, Brandenburg Lecture, Department of History,
    American University, Washington, DC
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Out of Tragedy Comes Social Justice: Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford and Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Connecticut; Temple Beth Jacob of Newburgh, NY; Partners in Jewish Programming, national consortium); B’nai Havurah Reconstructionist Congregation (Denver)
  • Antisemitism in America, Smithsonian Associates; Catholic Theological Union (Chicago)
  • Antisemitism and the American Past, Council of American Jewish Museums
  • “It Can Happen Here”: Antisemitism, Gender, and the American Past, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan; Beth El Temple Women’s Network (W. Hartford, CT); Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lecture at the University of Florida; Temple Beth Shalom (Livingston, NJ)
  • 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, in conversation with Elaine Weiss (Moment Magazine)
  • Jewish Women and Health Crises in History, American Jewish Archives
  • Facing the Spanish Flu and the Great Depression, National Museum of American Jewish History
  • The Plot Against America: Antisemitism Run Amok, National Museum of American Jewish History
  • From Emma Lazarus to Natalie Portman: America’s Jewish Women, Zionism, and the State of Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Votes for Women: An Event Exploring Jews and Suffrage, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America

Book Talks for America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today


  • Washington, DC Metropolitan/Maryland: Politics and Prose Bookstore, with Rabbi Shira Stutman; Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies (at JCC of Northern Virginia and Kol Shalom, Rockville); Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Potomac, MD); Cantors Assembly (Potomac, MD); American University High Impact Research Conference; Women of Reform Judaism Social Justice Conference; National Archives; National Museum of American Jewish Military History; Jewish Study Center; B’nai Israel Congregation (Rockville, MD); Bet Aviv Congregation (Columbia, MD); American University book talk and panel with Jewish Studies students; Baltimore Jewish Literary Festival (at Jewish Museum of Maryland), Tifereth Israel Congregation (DC); Live and Learn (Bethesda, MD); Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism Author Roundtable
  • New Jersey: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (Short Hills) The Book House (Millburn); Congregation Gesher Shalom/Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee
  • New York: American Jewish Historical Society, with Jane Eisner; 92nd Street Y, with Rona Sheramy; New York Public Library, with Gal Beckerman; Yeshivat Maharat, with Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Columbia University; Streiker Center, Temple Emanu-El, panel “Create Meaning or Fade Away”
  • Philadelphia: National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Book Festival; University of Virginia Jewish Studies Faculty & Graduate Students Workshop
  • Massachusetts: Boston: Porter Square Books; Amherst: Yiddish Book Center
  • Charleston, SC: College of Charleston, Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program;
    Women’s League for Conservative Judaism – Southern Region
  • Ohio: Central Conference of American Rabbis (Cincinnati); Jewish Community Center, Columbus; Cleveland Jewish Book Festival
  • Seattle, WA; Third Place Books–Ravenna
  • Eugene, OR: University of Oregon – Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
  • California: Green Apple Books on the Park (San Francisco); Stanford University; American Jewish University; University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Santa Barbara; Temple Beth Am (Los Angeles); Merage Jewish Community Center (Orange County)
  • Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
  • Michigan: Eastern Michigan University
  • Arizona: Limmud Arizona (Tempe), Women’s Leadership Institute Learning and Leading  Jewishly (Scottsdale)
  • Texas: Margot Rosenberg Dallas Jewish Bookfest
  • Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center for Judaic Studies
  • Florida: Alper Jewish Community Center (Miami)
  • Book Clubs: Summer Reading Schmooze, Center for Jewish History, Jewish Women’s Archive Book Club, Women of Conservative Judaism: Women’s League Reads  (May 2019 book of the month)


Peninsula Jewish Historical Society (VA); American Jewish University B’yachad Together (Los Angeles); Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (Rockville, MD); Ring House (Rockville, MD); Rhodes College/Memphis Jewish Community Center/Memphis Jewish Historical Society in conversation with Jonathan Judaken; Hadassah- Brandeis Institute (Waltham, MA); Zioness; Temple Sinai (Atlanta); Bender Jewish Community Center (Rockville, MA); Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (West Hartford, CT co-sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, The Emanuel Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel, and the University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies); Shusterman Lecture, Gratz College, in conversation with Liz Spikol; Tulane University Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience; Temple Bat Yam Sisterhood (Tahoe, CA); Tampa Festival of Jewish Books and Conversation; Women of Reform Judaism Northeast District Convention, in conversation with Susan Weidman Schneider; Adas Israel Sisterhood (Washington, DC); Montgomery County (MD) Public Libraries; Temple Beth Ahm (Parsippany, NJ); Congregation KAM Isaiah Israel (Chicago, IL); Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (South Orange, NJ); Rice University, in conversation with Joshua Furman and Melissa Weininger; Beth El Temple (West Hartford, CT); Temple Emanu-El (San Diego, CA); Stamford (CT) Jewish Community Center & Stamford Hadassah, in conversation with Betsy Stone; Congregation Or Chadash Book Club (Damascus, MD); Association of Jewish Libraries; Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, in conversation with Rabbi Rachel Ain; American Jewish Committee New Jersey Region, in conversation with Laura Shaw Frank; Falmouth Jewish Congregation, Vilna Shul, & Worcester Jewish Community Center (MA); Edlavitch District of Columbia Jewish Community Center; Great Naples Jewish eBook Festival (FL); Lions of Judah and Pomegranates (Greater Naples, FL); North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (Highland Park, IL); Temple Beth Shalom (Livingston, NJ); People of the Book, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (FL); Hadassah Tzedekah Chapter Tivoli Lakes (FL); Olney Public Library Jewish Book Club (Montgomery County Public Library, MD); Hadassah Aliza Chapter (Monroe Township, NJ); L’Chaim (New York High Schoolers); Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies at Young Israel of New Rochelle (NY); B’nai Havurah Reconstructionist Congregation (Denver, CO); Congregation Rodeph Shalom (New York City); Sisterhood Book Group of Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth (Rockville Centre, NY); Ring House Hadassah (Rockville, MD); UJA-Federation New York/Westchester; Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; Lappin Foundation (Salem, MA); Temple Emanuel (Kensington, MD); Shir Shalom Hadassah of Greater Washington; Orange County (CA) Jewish Community Scholar Program