Upcoming Events

New York Society for Ethical Culture, Book Talk, Formerly Fundamentalist and the Amish Heritage Foundation, March 5, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm. (free). RSVP here.

Congregation Agudath Israel, Book Talk, May 19, 2020, 7:45-9:30pm. Caldwell, NJ. Details.


Past Events

Choice and Change: A Footsteps Convening, Panel Discussion, “Scholarship on the OTD Experience,” January 26, 2020, 3-4:30pm. Hunter College.

Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, keynote address, high school and college graduation, October 8, 2019.

PLANewark and NJ Appleseed Public Interest Law Center, “Shifting Attitudes Towards Crime in Twentieth Century America,” In Search of the Just City, Incarceration: Rethinking and Reform, September 25, 2019.

Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, Institute for Adult Jewish Education Forum, “Paths Into and Out of Orthodoxy,” January 6, 2019.

East Jersey State Prison,“The Promise of Educational Programs in Prison,” keynote address, high school graduation, September 21, 2016.

Drew University, “Not the End of the World: Lubavitch Messianism Today,” January 23, 2014.

United Synagogue of Hoboken, Introductory Remarks and Concluding Discussion for the film, “Fill the Void,” November 9, 2013.

Drew University, “Jewish Fundamentalism Today,” April 30, 2013.

United Synagogue of Hoboken, “An Insider’s Perspective on the Contemporary Lubavitch Movement,” February 8, 2012.

Stuyvesant High School,“Contemporary Hasidic Life,” Fall 2010.

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, Introductory Remarks and Concluding Discussion for the films “Leap of Faith” and “Leaving the Fold,” November 7, 2010.