Speaking Engagements


Thursday, August 5, Women’s Cultural Alliance of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, virtual event 11 a.m. (EDT)

Past Speaking Engagements


Saturday, February 13, virtual Havdalah/Chinese New Year presentation on Jews in China, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee


Virtual “Conversation Starters” premiere interview, Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Private book event, San Francisco


Tuesday, July 10, Osher Lifelong Learning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 27, North Shore Chavurout L’Chaim group, Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, 12 p.m.


Thursday, January 26, Women’s Cultural Alliance of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, Naples Daily News Community Room, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110, 2 p.m.


Wednesday, July 20, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 11:30 am

Wednesday, June 1, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (sponsor), Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, 94108, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19, 7 pm, KOH Library and Cultural Center and NCJW-Sacramento Section co-sponsors, at KOH, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825

Thursday, January 21, 7 pm, Lehrhaus Judaica and Temple Sinai, c0-sponsors, at Temple Sinai,  2808 Summit Street, Oakland, CA 94609

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7-8:30pm, Gershman Y, 401 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Friday, April 8, 2016, Shabbat evening service, Congregation Beth Emeth, DC suburbs, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Monday April 11, 2016, 11 am to 12 noon, Hadassah Greater Baltimore Lunch & Learn, 3723 Old Court Road, Suite 205, Pikesville, MD 21208

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7 pm, Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Thursday, April 14, Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, 1-3pm


Spiro Ark, sponsor, at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue (HGSS), Norrice Lea, London, England

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, NJ, annual Molly Burack Lecture

Stahl Jewish Studies Center of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, co-sponsors, at the synagogue

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties: Lion of Judah & Pomegranate donor luncheon, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Private book party, San Francisco


Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue, WA


Temple Israel, Boston, MA


Friendship Circle of Sonoma County JCC, Santa Rosa, CA

Tycher Library, Dallas, TX 75230

Wild Oak Saddle Club, Santa Rosa, CA

 Jewish National Fund, Las Vegas, NV, luncheon in a private home


Books, Inc., Laurel Village branch, San Francisco

Afikomen, book and gift store, Berkeley, CA

Hadassah, San Francisco Chapter

Limmud LA Conference, Orange County, CA

The Bookcase, Wayzata, MN

Panel on Nazi looted art, Lehrhaus Judaica, JFCS Holocaust Center, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, WI

Foster City, CA, International Writers Contest Awards Ceremony

Talking Point Book Bar & Salon, Beijing, China

Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, San Francisco

Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA

Congregation B’nai Israel, Little Rock

NCJW St. Louis (MO) Section


Rhoda Goldman Plaza Assisted Living, San Francisco, CA

Two Private Book Launch Parties hosted by friends, San Francisco, CA

Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning, Milwaukee, WI

New York: Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County 

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties: Lion of Judah Fall Luncheon

Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA

NCJW San Francisco Section