Lecture Topics

Should you wish to invite Letty Cottin Pogrebin to speak before your community, business, university or religious group, please contact: Susie Cohen. njcohen@​aol.com. Possible topics include:


How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
What to say and when to shut up; how long to stay and when to leave. Common pitfalls when dealing with a friend who's physically ill or sick at heart: choosing the just-right get-well gift (hint: it's not a bunch of flowers); bedside manners when making a hospital visit; how to offer comfort to someone who's grieving, and much, much more.

Feminism and Faith: Jews, Christians, Muslims create the Sisterhood of the Several
A wide-ranging survey of feminist spiritual expression, how women have transformed faith communities for the better, learned to treasure each other, and work together to achieve equality within their religious institutions and communal organizations.

Diving Into the Breach: How to Start and Sustain a Black/​Jewish Dialogue, or a Jewish/​Palestinian Dialogue in Your Community
The bible refers 36 times to our obligation to love "the stranger." In this talk, Pogrebin will amplify that frequently mentioned commandment by providing a roadmap to help you build harmony and promote mutual understanding between and among disparate groups in your neighborhood or 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 (Details upon request about this talk and others listed below)

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


Among Friends: Men, Women, and Friendship

Family Politics: Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier

Being Jewish and Female in America


Raising Free Children in a Sexist Society

Women, Money, and Power

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

BOOKS by .................... Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Fiction
The leftist son of Holocaust survivors who promises his mother on her deathbed that he will marry a Jew and raise Jewish children falls in love with a black activist talk show host.
An ebullient, deeply engaging novel about the enduring ripple effect of family secrets and the triumph of sisterly love.
Non-fiction
Pogrebin's advice about friendship and illness -- infused with sensitivity, warmth, and (believe it or not) humor--is interwoven with boldly candid stories from her own journey through the land of the sick and her sometimes imperfect interactions with friends of hers who are sick or suffering.
In this insightful and wonderfully personal book, a bestselling author writes with unflinching honesty and uncommon cheer about the feelings that accompany the universal experience of growing older.
The struggle to integrate a feminist head with a Jewish heart can lead to a greater appreciation of both identities and the rewards of a passionate, well-examined life.
In this landmark book, Letty Cottin Pogrebin draws on nearly 150 interviews, personal experience, and current research to explore every aspect of friendship in all its pleasurable and problematic complexity.
A penetrating inquiry into the nature of the traditional family, the diverse forms of current families and how to create "democratic families" that effectively prepare children for life in the modern world.
Growing Up Free provides a new blueprint for raising children in today's world of challenge and change.
Getting Yours is a down-to-earth, informative, and compassionate guide to the working world, a world that can serve your needs as well as you have always served the needs of others--if you know how to make it happen.
How To Make It In A Man's World is the 1970s classic that instructed women who wanted an exciting career, a husband, children, a fascinating social life, challenges, rewards and money (simultaneously) on how to get it in the Mad Men era.
Consulting Editor
The classic, award-winning, bestselling collection of nonsexist stories, songs, and skits that has captivated and influenced three generations of children.
This follow-up volume to Free To Be, You and Me is a paean to the diverse ways people form families, support one another, and honor difference. Stories, songs, poems, and pictures that help ease the path for children and grown-ups to discuss sensitive issues.
Editor
A child-cheering parent-pleasing book, Stories for Free Children reaffirms the joyful spirit of girls and boys who are free to be themselves and be true to themselves.