Media Appearances & Talks

LECTURES/​​TALKS/​​PANELS

Upcoming Appearances in 2017

"Doing Well By Doing Good: Activism, Feminism, and You"
Event in the "Proud To Be a Woman" series
Josefinas, 252 Elizabeth St., NYC
Tues, June 6, 6-8 PM
Contact: Olga@​josefinas.com

"Black/​Jewish Relations"
Cultural Leadership:Understanding through the African American & Jewish Experience
@​ Hostel International
891 Amsterdam Ave, NYC
Contact: Kendra Johnson 314-725-3222
kjohnson@​culturalleadership.org
Wed, June 7, 4-5 PM

"Feminism, Faith & Freedom: Women's Socioeconomic Empowerment Forum
Sponsor: Safe Port Initiative
Private estate in the Chicagoland area
Fri, Sept 15- Sun, Sept 17
Contact: Christine Buckley 630-360-1814
cbuckleyMBA@​gmail.com

"Feminism & Faith"
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Muslim Jewish Women's Leadership Conference
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Contact: Sheryl Olitzky 609-306-1221
Sheryl@​sosspeace.org
Sun, November 5th, all day conference

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COMPLETED TALKS in 2017

Tribute to Elie Wiesel
Marathon reading of his novel, "Night."
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Battery Park, NYC
Contact: Zalmen.mlotek@​gmail.com
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 3-11 PM

Book talk on "How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick"
Hadassah Pacific Northwest
Portland, OR
Contact: Peg Elefant, 541-740-3827
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7-9 PM

"The 10 Plagues of Women"
City Winery Annual Downtown Seder
NY, NY
Contact: Michael Dorf md@​michaeldorf.com
Mon, April 3

Shabbat talk
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Wayne, NJ.
Contact Janice Paul 973-790-3290
Friday, April 7, 2017, evening

"Women in Jewish Life: What to Cherish, What to Change."
Lake Success Jewish Center
Great Neck, NY
Contact: Rabbi Michael Klayman 516-466-0569
Mon, May 8, 2017, lunch


Chicago-North Shore Hadassah
Wed, May 10, 2017, Evening talk 7-9 PM
"Turning Passion Into Action: Outreach, Organizing, Coalition-building, Advocacy journalism, Constructive philanthropy, Creating Dialogue groups, Petitions, Protests, Art activism, and more" @​Mosdon Kol Chadash, 2464 N. Clybourn Avenue Chicago 60614

Thurs, May 11, 2017 lunch talk, 11:30 a.m.
"Personal history: childhood, faith, feminism, families and Jewish life"
@​Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL
More info on both talks: http:/​/​www.hadassah.org/​regions/​chicago-north-shore/​
Contact: Ronna Ash, 847 205 1900. or



COMPLETED TALKS IN 2016

"Three Writers, Three Stories, One Family"
Eldridge Street Museum
(with daughters, Abigail & Robin)
Sun, Jan 31, 2016, 3 PM

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Temple B'nai Jeshurun
Short Hills, NJ
Contact: Rabbi Joshua Stanton jStanton@​​tbj.org
Feb 5, 2016, 5:30 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Jewish Book Festival
St. Louis JCC, St. Louis, MO
Contact: Scott Berzon sberzon@​​jccstl.org
Feb 16, 2016, 7:30 pm

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
at The Hotel on North, 297 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
Contact: jayebrowdy@​​gmail.com
Sat, March 19, 2016, 1:30-3 PM

Book talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Center of Conservative Judaism
Flushing, NY
Contact: Arlene Ratzabi aratzabi@​​gmail.com
Sun, March 27, 10 AM

"Men, Women, & American Jewish Culture"
guest lecture at Prof Shuly Schwartz's class
Jewish Theological Seminary
Mon, March 28, 2:40-5:30 PM

Book talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
New Bedford, Mass
Contact: Prof. Mel Yoken, myoken@​umassd.edu
or Ken Turkewitz, 508-997-3171
Sun, April 3, 10 AM

Judaism & Gender
Plenary discussion with Prof. Michael Kimmel
SUNY- Stony Brook University
Contact: Michael_Kimmel@​yahoo.com
Sun, April 10, 1 PM

Book talk: Single Jewish Male
JCC of Mid-Westchester
Contact: Liat Altman altmanl@​jccmw.org
Wed, April 13, 2016, 7:30 pm

Book talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
East End Synagogue
245 E. 17 st., New York, NY
Contact: Barbara Ringel, 212-689-2155
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1 pm

Book talk: Single Jewish Male
NCJW of Essex County, NJ
Contact: Ruthann Fish, 973-736-2857
or TwoGups@​aol.com
Tues, May 3rd, 7 to 9 PM

Book Talk: Single Jewish Male
Women's Group of the Greens
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
Contact: Irene Bochner easthillsib@​optonline.net
May 12, 2016, lunchtime

Book Talk, Single Jewish Male
Westchester Jewish Center
Rockland & Palmer Aves
Mamaroneck, NY
Contact: Arlene Ratzabi 917-854-7944
or aratzabi@​gmail.com
Wed, June 1, 8 PM

Talk on "The American Jewish Family: Cherish or Change?"
One Day University
at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, NYC
Tues, July 26, 7:45-9:15

L'dor v'dor with daughter, Abigail Pogrebin
Hadassah Biennial Convention
Atlanta, GA
Contact: jweinman@​​hadassah.org
Wed, July 27 4:15 PM

Celebrity sous-chef at
SHARE cancer support benefit
Contact: Leah Cooper, lcooper@​sharecancersupport.org
or 212-937-5584
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC
Monday, Sept 19, 6-9 PM

Scarsdale Synagogue
2 Ogden Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Contact: Sandy Rothstein
redstonepsr@​gmail.com
Wednesday, Nov 2 12:30 PM

Book & Author Luncheon
Brandeis Women's Committee
Yale Club, NYC
Contact: Pat Glickman 212-486-3976
or melapatb@​aol.com
Monday, Nov 7, 11:30-2 PM




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COMPLETED TALKS IN 2015

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
JCC Memphis, Memphis, TN
Nov, 18, 2015, 7:30 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Bucks County Kol Emet
Bucks County, PA
Sun., Nov 15, 2015 11 AM -1 PM

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Cherry Hill JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ
Nov 13, 2015, 10 am

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Austin JCC, Austin, TX
Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 7 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Atlanta Dunwoody JCC, Atlanta, GA
Tues, Nov 10, 2015, 12 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Rollins College
Winter Park Fl
contact: kdavis@​​Rollins.edu
Mon., Nov 9, 2015

"Working Through Interfaith Complexities in Fiction"
Union of Reform Judaism Biennial
Orlando, FL
Sat., Nov 7, 2015 1 PM

Talk on Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
American Jewish University
LA, CA
Sun., Nov 1, 2015, 11:30am

Book Talk and Signing: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday Oct 30th, 2015

Pop-Up Book Group discussion of SJM
Manhattan location (private home on CPW)
Tues, Oct 27, 2015 7:30 PM
Register with Jean Hanff Korelitz jeanhanff@​​gmail.com

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Albuquerque JCC, Albuquerque, NM
Sun, Oct. 25, 2015, 2 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
The Harmonie Club
Tues, Oct 20, 2015, 12p - 3p

Jewish Museum of New York
Mon, Oct 19, 2015, 11:30 AM

Letty interviewed by Thane Rosenbaum
Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
Oct 14, 2015, 7pm

Honored by Eldridge Street Museum
w/​​ daughters Abigail and Robin
Tuesday October 13, 2015

Berkshire Jewish Federation
Great Barrington, MA
Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Anita Altman's Book Club
NYC
October 5, 2015 evening
Women & Children First bookstore
Chicago, IL
Thurs, Oct 1, 2015 evening

Talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
The Standard Club
Chicago, IL
Wed, Sept. 30, 2015, 11:30-1:30

Share Cancer Support
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011
Mon., September 21, 2015

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
West Stockbridge Historical Society
Sun., September 20th, 2015, 3-5pm

In Conversation with Marcia Ann Gillespie
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY
Thurs., Spet. 17, 6:30 pm

Letty Interviewed by Anita Hill
Hadassah Brandeis Institute
at Rapoporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Thurs., Sept. 10, 2015, 6:30 pm

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Schenectady Public Library & Open Door Bookshop co-sponsors
99 Clinton St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
Wed, August 12, 2015, 6:30 PM

Book Talk: SJM Seeking Soulmate
Lenox Library
Lenox, MA
Fri., July 24, 2015, 6:30pm

Tribute to Leonard Nimoy
Symphony Space
Mon., June 29, 2015, 7 pm

Book Talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston, IL
co-hosted by CuRr's Cafe
Wed, June 24, 2015, 11 AM

Book Talk: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
Beth Emet Synagogue
Evanston, Illinois
Tues., June 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

Sonya Hamlin Book Group
Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:30pm

Jewish Feminist Telecourse
www.jewfem.com
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Book Talk: SJM Seeking Soulmate
Politics and Prose
Washington, DC
Fri., June 19th, 2015, 7pm

Tape Sam Roberts Show
Clyde Haberman substitute host
June 18th, 2015

Jewish Federation of Monmouth County
New Brunswick, NJ
June 3, 2015, 7pm

Power of Legacy: In Conversation with Marcia Ann Gillespie
Sponsored by the Feminist Press, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Location: The Graduate Center at CUNY
Mon., June 1, 2015, 6:30-8 PM

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate book launch event
Book Culture on Columbus (book store)
New York City
Wed. May 20, 2015, 7 pm

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
Jewish Federation of Ohio
Toledo, OH 43606
Wed. May 13, 2015

Generation to Generation, a talk w/​​ daughter Abigail Pogrebin
Rabbinical Assembly
Jewish Theological Seminary
April 28, 2015 4-6pm

How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
Bnai Jeshurun
March 24, 2015

A History of the Feminist Seder
Green Valley Country Club
Lafayette Hill, PA
March 19th, 2015, 5pm


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Completed Talks in 2014

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick book talk
Stockbridge Library Association
46 Main St.
Stockbridge, MA
August 12, 2014

Book Talk presented by Jewish Federation of Berkshires
at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire at
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA
July 18, 2014

Book Talk: How To Be a Friend...
Abramson Center
North Wales, PA
May 28, 2014

Book Talk: How To Be a Friend...
Jewish Community Project
May 8, 2014

Keynote speech, Limmud New Haven
JCC of Greater New Haven
Woodbridge, CT
May 4, 2014, 10am

Book talk: How To Be a Friend...
Congregation Agudath Israel
Caldwell, NJ
April 30, 2014, 8pm

Luncheon and Talk
Friends of Rabin Medical Center
Empire Hotel
44 W 63rd street
New York, NY
April 8, 2014

Book Talk
JCC Rochester
Rochester, NY
April 2, 2014

Book Talk
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
107 East 70th Street
New York, NY
March 26, 2014, 5:30pm - 7pm

Panel on Lilly Rivlin's film on E.M. Broner
JCC of Manhattan,
March 24, 2014

Book Talk
United Synagogue of Hoboken
Hoboken, NJ
March 23, 2014, 10:30am

Book Talk
First Presbyterian Church
5th Avenue at 12th Street
New York, NY
March 20, 2014

Letty interviewed by ALAN ALDA
Jewish Theological Seminary
New York, NY
March 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Book Talk: How To Be a Friend...
Greenburgh Hebrew Center
Dobbs Ferry, NY
March 9, 2014, 10am

Women's Health Symposium
Boca JCC
Boca Raton, FL
March 6, 2014, 1:30-3:30 pm

Talk about Conflict and Healing
National Leadership Conference
Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA
Feb. 7 - Feb. 9, 2014

Book Talk: How To Be a Friend...
Brotherhood Synagogue
New York, NY
Jan. 26, 2014, 10am

Book Talk: How To Be a Friend...
Adolph and Rose Levis JCC
Boca Raton, FL
Jan. 23, 2014, 11am

Book talk: How To Be a Friend...
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Wilmette, IL
Jan. 12, 2014, 10am

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COMPLETED TALKS IN 2013

How To Be a Friend To a Friend Who's Sick
Washington DC JCC
Dec. 16, 2013, 7:30pm

Lecture after Shabbat Services
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
New York, NY
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013, 1:00 pm

Dinner and Talk
Bet Torah of Mt. Kisco
Mt. Kisco, NY
Dec. 11, 2013

Lunch and Talk
JCC of Harrison
Harrison, NY
Dec. 11, 2013

Lecture
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
Bridgewater, NJ
Dec. 4, 2013, 12pm

Lecture
Central Queens YM & YWHA
Forest Hills, NY
Dec. 2, 2013, 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn
Springfield Jewish Community Center
Springfield, MA
Nov. 21, 2013, 12pm

Lecture
JCC of Greater Buffalo
Getzville, NY
Nov. 19, 2013, 7:30pm

Lecture
JCC of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Nov. 18, 2013, 3pm

Honoree
Brast Cancer Luncheon
Braeburn Country Club
Purchase, NY
Nov. 14, 2013

Lecture
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 12, 2013, 7pm

Lecture
JCC of Metro Detroit
West Bloomfield, MI
Nov. 12, 2013, 12pm

Lecture
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
St. Louis, MO
Nov. 11, 2013, 12pm

Talk and Award Ceremony
New York State Psychological Association
New York, NY
Nov. 10, 2013, 1pm

Lecture
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Dunwoody, GA
Nov. 8, 2013, 12pm

Lecture
David Posnack JCC
Davie, FL
Nov. 7, 2013, 7:30pm

Brandeis
Emerald Ballroom
Radison Hotel
Freehold, NJ
Nov. 6, 2013

Lecture
Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Dadeland Marriott
Miami, FL
Nov. 7, 2013, 11am

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
Houston, TX
Nov. 4, 2013, 8pm

Laurel Hills Cemetery
Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 4, 2013, 9am

Honoring Gloria Steinem
Shalom Center
Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 3, 2013

Am Shalom Synagogue
Chicago, IL
Oct. 29, 2013, 7pm

Arthur M. Glick JCC
Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 28, 2013, 7pm

Wreath Award Ceremony
Hadassah
New Jersey
Oct. 27, 2013

Talk
New Center for the Arts
Boston, MA
Oct. 24, 2013, 7:30pm

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston, MA
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jewish Women CEOS
National Council of Jewish Women
New York, NY
Oct. 23, 2013, 4:30pm

Talk
Denver JCC Denver, CO
Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00pm

Talk
Westchester Reform Temple
Scarsdale, NY
Oct. 17, 2013, 7:15pm

Talk
Central Synagogue
New York, NY
Oct. 10, 2013, 6:30pm

Talk
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
East Hills, NY
Oct. 15, 2013, 7:30pm

Breast Cancer AwarenessTalk
JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches
Palm Beach, FL
Oct. 14, 2013, 7:00pm

Honoree at Pioneer Gala
Gomez Foundation for Mill House
Park Lane Hotel
New York, NY
Oct. 7, 2013, 6pm - 9:30pm

JCC of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
Oct. 3, 2013, 6:30pm

Honoree at 10th Anniversary: A Second Helping of Life
SHARE
New York, NY
Sept. 23, 2013, 6pm - 9pm

Talk and Reading [event info]
Lenox library
Lenox, MA
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7pm – 9pm

Talk [event info]
Health Advocates for Older People
New York, NY
Wed., June 19, 2013

Phone Conference [event info]
Booktalk Nation
Conversation with Will Schwalbe
Thursday, May 30, 7 PM, 2013

City Arts event w/​ Gloria Steinem
@​ Nourse Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Monday, June 3, 7:30pm–9:30pm, 2013

Talk and Book Signing [event info]
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
Tuesday, June 4, 7pm–9pm, 2013

Talk and Signing [event info]
Rockland Jewish Family Service
West Nyack, NY
Wednesday, June 5, 7:30pm–9:30pm, 2013

Talk and Signing [event info]
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
Tuesday, June 11, 7 PM, 2013

Letty Interviewed by Abigail Pogrebin
"What Everyone's Talking About"
JCC of Manhattan
New York, NY
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm, 2013

Talk for National Council of Jewish Woman
@​ Temple Emmes
Teaneck, NJ
Tues, May 21, 1:30 PM, 2013

TV Interview [video]
One to One with Sheryl McCarthy
CUNY TV
May 10, 2013

Radio Interview [audio]
"Think"
KERA Dallas Public Radio
Tues, May 7, 2013

JDC Ambassador Symposium
@​ Joint Distribution Committee
New York, NY
Monday, May 6th, 5:15 PM, 2013

Conversation with Phil Donahue [video]
@​ 92nd Street Y
New York, NY
Sunday, May 5, 7:30pm, 2013

Talk and Signing
Barnard College
Thurs, May 2, 2013

Moment Magazine Breakfast
Chevy Chase, MD
Thurs, May 2nd, 2013

Book Reading and Signing
@​ Politics and Prose Bookshop
Washington DC
Wednesday, May 1, 7pm, 2013

Talk
@​Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:30pm, 2013

Afternoon Tea
Rabbi Lynda Targan
Tues, April 30, 2013

Radio Interview
"Joan Hamburg"
WOR
Monday, April 29th, 2013

Radio Interview [audio]
"St. Louis On Air"
St. Louis Public Radio
April 29, 2013

Talk
@​Westchester Jewish Center
Mamaroneck, NY
April 28th, 2013

Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin
@​ Park Ave. Synagogue
New York, NY
Friday, April 26, 2013

Conversation w/​ Leonard Nimoy
@​ Temple Sinai
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, April 24, 7:30pm, 2013

Talk for "Printers Row" Series
@​ Chicago Tribune
Trib tower 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
Mon, April 22, 5:45pm – 7:45pm, 2013

Radio Interview
Project Independence and You Radio Show
Friday, April 19, 2013

Talk
@​ The Transition Network
New York, NY
Thursday, April 18th, 6:15pm - 8pm, 2013

Lunch & Interview w/​ Pat Mitchell [photos]
@​ Paley Center
New York, NY
Tuesday, April 16, 12:30pm - 2pm, 2013

Radio Interview
"Moncrieff w/​ Sean Moncrieff"
Newstalk Ireland
Thurs, April 11, 2013

TV Appearance [video]
The Today Show
NBC
Wednesday, April 10th, 9:15 am, 2013

Radio Interview [audio]
Brian Lehrer Show
WNYC
Tuesday, April 9, 11:40am, 2013

Radio Interview with Dave Light
WKPT/​ABC Radio
Tues, April 9, 2013






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