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Events

Events Archive 2010

Jan
5th

ABIGAIL IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR PARENT/BOOK GROUP DISCUSSIONS

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

Location: CONTACT Lauren Lavelle - llavelle@randomhouse.com


Events Archive 2015

May
6th

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


Apr
29th

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


Apr
28th

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


Apr
7th

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


Apr
1st

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

Dec
9th

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

Oct
13th

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


Jun
9th

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


Jun
6th

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


May
22nd

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


Apr
26th

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

Location: Park Avenue Synagogue


Apr
24th

7:30 pm – Interview with Andrew Solomon

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

Location: JCC in Manhattann


Mar
14th

Co-host with Samuel Freedman: National Jewish Book Awards

Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage


Jan
16th

Interview with Malcolm Gladwell

Location: JCC in Manhattan


Events Archive 2012

Dec
10th

Free to Be You and Me - 40 Years Later

A new book looks back at the culture-shifting book and TV show: “Free to Be You and Me.”  My guests included: Co-creator Marlo Thomas, performer/director Alan Alda, producer Carol Hall, songwriter Carole Hart, co-creator Letty Cottin Pogrebin and the book’s co-editors Lori Rotskoff & Laura L. Lovett.

Location: JCC in Manhattan


May
23rd

Interview with Judy Collins

Location: JCC in Manhattan


May
9th

7:30 pm – Interview with Chris Matthews

Location: JCC in Manhattan


Events Archive 2011

Sep
24th

8:40 am – DANNY MEYER: PRINCE OF THE TABLE

What do Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe, the Modern, Blue Smoke, Shake Shake, and Untitled have in common?  Danny Meyer.  He’s the restauranteur with a golden track record and he’ll be discussing his life, career, and work ethic.  There will also be a surprise culinary treat after the event.  Don’t miss it.  Call for tkts: 646-505-5708 or go online to reserve.

Location: The JCC in Manhattan


Events Archive 2010

Nov
9th

7:30 pm – WILMINGTON DE MOMS OF TWINS TALK

Come to talk about your twins and hear my best advice for every potential childrearing mistake when it comes to bringing up two at a time! 

Location: CONTACT: sarahkocher@comcast.net


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