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. njcohen@​aol.com

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: 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.

How to Found 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 (Details upon request about this talk and others listed below)

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)

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

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.
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.
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.