2016

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 1/17 (Bronx, NY)
  • Key panelist on discussion of the revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and applying it through a Jewish lens.
Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, 3/5 (Bronx, NY)
  • Panelist on middle school discussion of navigating Jewish spaces as a Jewish person of color.
Jews of Color National Convening, 5/2 (New York, NY)
  • Panel discussion on the presence of Jews of Color in the media and using the power of the pen to advocate for change.
Park Slope Jewish Center, 5/4 (New York, NY)
  • Key speaker for presentation to B’nei Mitzvah-age children highlighting the experiences of Jews not exclusively of Ashkenazi descent. 

2015

Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) High School, 3/12 (Bronx, NY)

  • Panel discussion on recognizing the impact of systemic racism on the lives of American citizens.

The Kaleidoscope Project, 7/15-19 (New York, NY)

  • Monologue performance in ensemble piece tackling racial, ethnic, and religious diversity in Judaism.

Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, 12/13 (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Monologue performance in ensemble piece tackling racial, ethnic, and religious diversity in Judaism.

2014

University of Kentucky, 2/24 (Lexington, KY)

  • Lecture on the intersection of Jewish and racial/ethnic identities and the importance of diversity and visibility in both realms.

Boston University, 11/12 (Boston, MA)

  • Lecture on the intersection of Jewish and racial/ethnic identities and the importance of diversity and visibility in both realms.

Hazon, 12/29 (Falls Village, CT)

  • Lecture/cooking presentation surrounding the concept of “Jewish food” and if it truly exists.

2013

Hillel at Hunter College, 2/27 (New York, NY)

  • Personal presentation about MaNishtana’s roots, writing, and struggles creating a Jewish identity in a world that believe that all Jews look white.

Yale University, 3/1 (New Haven, CT)

  • Dinner presentation on social justice and Orthodox Judaism for the Eliezer Society.

The Airmont Shul, 5/18 (Airmont, NY)

  • Speaker lecturing on Jewish diversity in Biblical times and modern day.

Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, 7/19 (New York, NY)

  • Key panelist for internal staff workshop on ethnic and racial sensitivity.

2011

Jews In ALL Hues, 4/11 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Speaker presenting Jewish professionals–from Jewish organization administration to lay leaders and clergy–with useful tools for creating a welcoming environment and/or programs for Jews of Color, and to inform the way the Jewish community approaches outreach and programming for those with mixed Jewish backgrounds.

2010

Birthright Israel Next, 5/13 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • MaNishtana combines religious texts and their relevance to modern day experiences/events throughout the world as an informative guide to this week’s Torah portion of Bamidbar.
A Taste of Limmud NY, 10/21 (New York, NY)
  • Open forum presentation on how the common misconception that all Jews are white motivates MaNishtana’s blogs, videos, artwork, and the creation of MosaicMatches.com.