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My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays One Wondering Jew
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About Abigail Pogrebin

About Abigail Pogrebin

ABIGAIL POGREBIN is the author of the upcoming book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew, which chronicles her experience researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish calendar. It comes out next March 2017, with a foreword by A.J. Jacobs.

Pogrebin is also the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which she interviewed everyone from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Steven Spielberg about Jewish identity-- a book that became a bestseller in the Jewish world and was adapted for the Off-Broadway stage, produced by Tony winner Daryl Roth. Pogrebin's second book, One and the Same, delved into every aspect of growing up as a twin, including the author’s personal experience as an identical double. 

Abigail was formerly a broadcast producer for Fred Friendly, Charlie Rose and Bill Moyers at PBS, then for Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers includingNewsweekNew York Magazine, The ForwardTablet, and The Daily Beast. She moderates her own interview series at The JCC in Manhattan called “What Everyone’s Talking About,” where her guests have included Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Brokaw, Nora Ephron, Nicholas Kristof and Mario Batali. Pogrebin lives in Manhattan and is currently the President of Central Synagogue.  

Abigail Pogrebin is available for select appearances or virtual book group discussions via Skype.  Contact


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