Public appearances

I moderate panels and speak to general audiences on topics including the history of Jewish literature in America and the role of Jews in the development of American obscenity law.

If you’d be interested in bringing me to speak to your group, please send me an email.

Past events (selected):

  • Making It New: Contemporary Novelists and the Jewish Literary Tradition, with Tova Mirvis and Jonathan Rosen. Eldridge Street Synagogue. New York, March 9, 2014.
  • In the Night Kitchen and the Censors” at The New Britain Museum of American Art. January 30, 2014.
  • Screening of “Melting Away” (dir. Doron Eran), with Joy Ladin and Idit Klein, Mandell JCC. West Hartford, CT, April 10, 2013.
  • Emerging Writers/Contemporary Literary Landscapes at the Center for Jewish History with Ruth Ellenson, Nadia Kalman, Austin Ratner, Francesca Segal, and Adam Wilson. New York, NY, February 7, 2013.
  • Moishe House Learning Retreat. Santa Barbara, CA, December 25, 2012.
  • The Tenement Museum, with Joshua Henkin. New York, October 16, 2012.
  • JCCSF with Cynthia Ozick. San Francisco, CA, February 26, 2012.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage with Andre Aciman. New York, December 8, 2011.
  • Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT, with Joseph Kaufman. August 17, 2011.
  • Jewish Historical Society of New York. New York, NY, February 13, 2011.
  • Greenburgh Hebrew Center. Dobbs’ Ferry, NY, October 3, 2010.
  • JCC Jewish Book Festival, with Dara Horn. New Haven, CT, May 4, 2010.
  • 92YTribeca with Gary Shteyngart and Amy Sohn. New York, April 9, 2010.
  • Jewish Community Center. Buffalo, NY. December 9, 2009.
  • Congregation Sukkat Shalom. Wilmette, IL. November 15, 2009.
  • Merage JCC with Austin Ratner. Orange County, CA. November 10, 2009.
  • Jewish Federation of Lee County. Fort Myers, FL. November 5, 2009.
  • Westhampton Synagogue with Sana Krasikov. Westhampton, NY. July 9, 2009.
  • Congregation Beth Elohim. Brooklyn, New York, November 9, 2008.