Tour and Events

Online Events

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7:30 pm EDT
In conversation with Liz Spikol, editor, Jewish Exponent
Shusterman Lecture, Gratz College
Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, TBA
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Suzanne and Stuart Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Friday, October 30, 2020, Noon ET
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Tampa JCC Festival of Jewish Books and Conversation
Tampa, FL

November 6, 2020, TBA
Keynote: Celebrating the Stories of America’s Jewish Women Past and Present
Women of Reform Judaism Northeast District Convention

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
“It Can Happen Here”: Antisemitism, Gender, and the American Past
David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, December 6, 2020, Noon EST
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Adas Israel Sisterhood
Washington, DC

Friday, December 18, 2020, 7:00 pm ET
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Temple Beth Ahm
Parsippany, NJ

Friday, March 12, 2021, Noon ET
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Congregation Or Chadash Book Club
Damascus, MD

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:30 pm ET
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival
Naples, FL

Monday, May 10, 2021, 2:00 pm ET
America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
People of the Book Author Lecture Series
Sarasota, FL


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
“Down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room”: Politics and America’s Jewish Women
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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)

Past Events

  • 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)

Online Events

Book Talks & Conversations
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; 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)

Other Topics

  • Antisemitism in America (Smithsonian Associates)
  • 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, in conversation with Elaine Weiss (Moment Magazine)
  • Votes for Women: Jews and the Suffrage Movement (Hadassah 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