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Events Archive 2010



Abigail would be happy to answer questions for parents-of-twins groups or book clubs via Skype or conference call if your group is far from NYC.  Please contact Lauren Lavelle at Random House to set one up!  LLAVELLE@RANDOMHOUSE.COM

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Events Archive 2016


Hadassah 98th National Convention: The Power of Our Dreams

More than 950 Hadassah members, speakers, Associates and supporters brought energy and passion to Atlanta for Hadassah’s 98th National Convention. Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin captivated attendees in her opening-night speech, touching on how the Power of Dreams is contagious, ending with a powerful charge that we go “from strength to strength” and “from dream to dream…for women everywhere.” In a conversation about the intersection of Jewish identity and feminism, Ms. Magazine founder and author Letty Cottin Pogrebin talked with her daughter, journalist and author (and synagogue president) Abigail Pogrebin about their very different personal Jewish journeys.

Location: Hadassah 98th National Convention in Atlanta, GA July 25-28 2016


7:00 am – How’s Your Faith? A Conversation with David Gregory and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi Cosgrove speaks with Abigail Pogrebin—author of last year’s popular column for The Forward, “18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew,” Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, and One and the Same—and David Gregory, the former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, former chief White House correspondent for NBC News from 2001-2008, and author of How’s Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue


In Conversation: Letty, Robin and Abigail Pogrebin at the Museum at Eldridge Street

One mother, two daughters, three writers. Activist and author Letty Cottin Pogrebin was joined by her daughters author Abigail Pogrebin and New York Times writer Robin Pogrebin for a conversation about work, family and Jewish identity. This event was moderated by Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at the Tenement Museum. Co-sponsored with Hadassah-Brooklyn Region, Hadassah-New York Region, and the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Location: Museum at Eldridge Street


Interview with Tom Brokaw and Dr. Jennifer Brokaw - What Everyone’s Talking About

Tom Brokaw, a giant of broadcast journalism who spent 22 years in NBC News’ anchor seat, faced a sobering diagnosis in 2013: multiple myeloma—a treatable but incurable blood cancer. He writes about this major life hurdle in a stirring book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope. Join Abigail for a conversation with Brokaw and his daughter, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, who has played a key role in his care.

Location: JCC Manhattan

Events Archive 2015


Gala - Museum at Eldridge Street

Letty, Robin and Abigail Pogrebin are being honored by the Museum at Eldridge Street at their 2015 From Generation to Generation Gala. Award Presenter: Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky.

Location: Museum at Eldridge Street


Interview with Alan Cumming - What Everyone’s Talking About

Fresh from his run in “Cabaret” on Broadway, actor and author Alan Cumming discusses his latest Broadway hit as well as the publication of his memoir, “Not My Father’s Son.”

Location: JCC Manhattan


Interview with Frank Bruni

An informative and engaging conversation about how to survive college application season. Bruni discusses current events and his new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be.”

Location: The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center


A Mother-Daughter Dialogue with Letty Cottin Pogrebin & Abigail Pogrebin

Women and Judaism – How Far Have We Come, Where are We Now, What’s Ahead? – A Mother-Daughter Dialogue with Letty Cottin Pogrebin & Abigail Pogrebin – The Rabbinical Assembly’s Historic Celebration of 30 Years of Women as Conservative Rabbis

Location: The Rabbinical Assembly


Moments that Matter: An Evening with Abigail Pogrebin

A night of conversation with one of America’s most prominent Jewish journalists. Abigail Pogrebin in conversation with Rabbi Paul Jacobson, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Avodat Shalom. The program touches on the series Pogrebin is writing for the Jewish Daily Forward, “18 Festivals, 1 Wondering Jew.” The goal of the talk is not only to entertain attendees, but to make them think about their own Jewish trajectory, to ask, “What path am I taking, and am I finished with it?”

Location: Temple Avodat Shalom


Interview with Dan Barber - What Everyone’s Talking About

Dan Barber, a chef and farmer known for his restaurants Blue Hill (in Greenwich Village) and Blue Hill at Stone Barns upstate, discusses his book, “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.”

Location: JCC Manhattan

Events Archive 2014


Speech: Hillel International: Global Assembly

Abigail Pogrebin opens the 2014 Hillel International Global Assembly as a Plenary Speaker. “When you’re literate, you’re in the game, and when you’re in the game, you can add your two cents, and when you can add your two cents, you’re in the conversation, and suddenly you realize the conversation has been going on for generations and you’re moved. When you’re moved, you keep coming back.”  - Abigail Pogrebin, Hillel International Global Assembly 2014

Location: Hillel International: Global Assembly

Events Archive 2013


Stars of David: Story to Song

My first book, Stars of David, has become an Off-Broadway Musical!  Please come see it.

Location: DR2 Theater


Interview with Dara-Lynn Weiss

Weiss touched the third rail when she wrote about putting her 7-year-old daughter on a diet.  A frank conversation about why Weiss felt she had no choice.

Location: JCC in Manhattan


A conversation about how Jews see themselves vs. how they’re perceived

With fellow panelists James Carroll (Boston Globe columnist, author) and Margot Stern Strom, founder of Facing History and Ourselves.

Location: Boston JCC


7:30 pm – Interview with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Wonderful conversation with Mom about her important book, “How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick.”  (Public Affairs, April 2013)

Location: JCC in Manhattan


7:30 pm – L’Dor V’Dor - A mother-daugther dialogue about two Jewish identities in one family

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue


7:30 pm – Interview with Andrew Solomon

A wonderful, challenging conversation about Solomon’s seminal book, “Far From the Tree.”

Location: JCC in Manhattann


Co-host with Samuel Freedman: National Jewish Book Awards

Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage


Interview with Malcolm Gladwell

Location: JCC in Manhattan

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