Lecture Topics

Should you wish to invite Letty Cottin Pogrebin to speak before your community, business, university or religious group on any of the following topics, please contact: Susie Cohen.

Competing loyalties: What happens when romantic love challenges family loyalty?
Pogrebin will discuss the impact of inherited trauma (the Holocaust and slavery) on multiple generations, the tension between romantic love and responsibility to one's family and people, the challenges of Jewish-Christian intermarriage, and the changing relationship between blacks and Jews in in America.

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
Do's and Don'ts for what to say and when to shut up; how to choose the exactly right get-well gift; common pitfalls when visiting the sick or making a condolence call; dealing with dementia; relating to a friend who is sick at heart; supporting a grieving friend and more.

Feminism and faith
A wide-ranging survey of feminist spiritual expression, how women have transformed faith communities for the better, and what remains to be done to achieve equality within religious institutions and communal organizations.

How to Create a Black/​Jewish Dialogue, or a Jewish/​Palestinian Dialogue Group
The bible refers 36 times to our obligation to love "the stranger." In this talk, Pogrebin will amplify that most-frequently mentioned commandment by providing a roadmap to help you create a dialogue experience that can build harmony and promote mutual understanding between disparate groups in your community.

Getting Over Getting Older
Everything you'd ever want to know about life over 50 and how to adjust to one's aging body, changing values, social relationships, sexual mores, career challenges, and above all, one's attitudes toward the passage and preciousness of time.

Jewish Continuity in the 21st Century

Will Women Change Power -- Or Will Power Change Women?

The path to a two-state solution

Among Friends: Men, Women, and Friendship

Family Politics: Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier

Being Jewish and Female in America

Jews and Gender

Sexism and Youth

Women and Money

You've Come a Long Way...Maybe (Women's Changing Roles)