Our services

Cultural Diversity Training

Do your employees interact with Orthodox Jewish or Hasidic customers? If so, there are likely misunderstandings, cultural differences, or stereotypes that arise. Let Jew in the City train your staff to understand and appreciate Orthodox Jewish beliefs, laws, and customs so that they can be culturally appropriate with your religious Jewish clientele and provide better customer service. Our clients include Con-Edison and NYU Langone Fertility Center among others.

Testimonials

"Allison the founder of Jew in the City conducted an excellent class. Her passion for diversity and thorough knowledge of Jewish history and faith was extremely useful in increasing the audience’s understanding, so that we can be more sensitive when interacting with members of the Jewish Community. Allison was personable, and always took care to answer our questions and clear any doubts before proceeding. Great job!"

Jamal D. Lopez, Esq., Senior Specialist EEO Affairs

Consolidated Edison Company/New York

"I just wanted to sincerely thank you for setting up today’s conference. I had the opportunity to understand and clarify all the misconceptions I had, and most importantly can now appreciate all the little things and reasoning behind it all."

Staff Member

NYU Langone Fertility Center

"Allison’s talk was phenomenal! Great call bringing her here to speak. She was articulate, dynamic, and very clear in her explanations. I think it probably opened a lot of eyes and answered many questions."

Staff Member

NYU Langone Fertility Center

Expert Consulting Services
For Media Outlets

Is your production company working on a documentary about Orthodox Jews? Are you writing a book or a screenplay about Hasidic Jews? Does your newspaper article discuss Orthodox Judaism? Let our experts assist you or your company so that your story or report conveys the nuances of the Orthodox community in an accurate way.

Jew in the City has helped reporters from numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as well as assisted on show development and advising on network and cable television

Testimonials

"There is nothing else like Jew in the City out there!"

TV exec

Parenthood and Empire

"We could have used you at our table reading."

Director

Fox

For more information about any of these opportunities, or to request one of these services for your company, article, or production, please fill out this contact form.

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Speaking

Want to bring Jew in the City to your city?

To inquire about or schedule a speaking engagement with JITC, please fill the form here. See below for a list of talks and topics and for a list of upcoming and previous events.

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Testimonials

"You spoke with such charisma and magnetism! You had the audience
mesmerized by your presence! Thank you."

Naomi

"I really liked how Jew in the City shares her experience in such an honest and relatable way."

S.

"You are an amazing speaker. I loved you and so did my friend. You can really hold a crowd in tune to your talking the whole time!!! Wow!"

Lisa

"Allison’s message was deep and meaningful. The girls and all the adults, myself included, who came to hear Mrs. Josephs speak are all FFB’s, we were and still are totally blown away by her story and have all been able to see a sunnier side of Jewish life."
"I wanted to write to you to tell you what a pleasure it was to hear you speak last Sunday at our synagogue… I became an instant fan. You explained things in an amusing and memorable way, and I was able to get my questions answered. I was excited to attend the event, okay I was a bit star struck, and to actually meet you in person was wonderful. I loved that you were able to tell stories about your personal journey that not only I, a 40 something mom/Hebrew School teacher, could relate to, but also made the older woman at the table find a connection.
I didn’t feel like I was listening to ” a speaker who came to talk about Judaism”, but rather, I felt as if you were a friend who could guide me to look at my spirituality and connection with HaShem in a new way.
By encouraging women to explore their Judaism and spirituality in “baby steps”, you made the challenges that becoming more observant require something all of us should be able to strive to meet. You explained things in a non judgmental way, so that we all felt embraced by our Judaism. Thank you for coming to visit our synagogue. I hope if you are in the Boston area again, I can hear some of your other topics."

B'Shalom

Your Conservadoxaform fan

"Allison Josephs came to speak at our school, RJJ in Staten Island, for the girls grades 7 and 8. Not only were the girls focused and entertained by the way Allison gave over her story, they found the talk inspiring and spiritually uplifting. The eighth grade could not get enough of her, they kept her for almost an extra hour asking deeper questions to get a full understanding of how Allison found Hashem and the beautiful love she has towards Torah and mitzvoth. I have received calls and messages from parents thanking me for organizing the talk by Allison Josephs."

Mindy R.

Topics

Allison speaks on a variety of topics and uses humor and personal anecdotes to entertain as she inspires. She can also tailor a talk to fit your community’s needs. Some of her topics include:

  • FINDING GOD IN HAWAII

    This is Allison’s signature talk about a triple murder in her childhood which led to an existential crisis, a search for meaning, and the life-changing answers she found in a tropical rain forest.

  • EXTREME MAKEOVER: ORTHODOX EDITION

    the story of how Jew in the City was born

  • SHE SAID, SHE SAID: A JOURNEY THROUGH LEARNING AND FRIENDSHIP

    this is a joint talk with Mayim Bialik and Allison which traces the topics they learned together and explores Mayim’s spiritual growth and the growth of their friendship

  • HOLLYWOOD CHAVRUTA: A JOURNEY OF LEARNING AND FRIENDSHIP WITH MAYIM BIALIK

  • TOP TEN MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ORTHODOX JEWS

  • EXPLAINING THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITHIN ORTHODOXY

    including homosexuality, the Orthodox view on conversion and more!

  • FRUM AND FABULOUS!

    New Insights into Jewish modesty. This talk is for women only.

  • YOU DON’T GOTTA FLAUNT IT EVEN IF YOU’VE GOT IT

    New Insights into Jewish modesty. This talk is for women only.

  • LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR: WHY JUDAISM BELIEVES IN TAKING BIG RISKS

  • IS BELIEF ENOUGH?

    This talk is geared to the Sephardic community.

  • LEVERAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND INTO A BUSINESS:

    The Art of Creating Engaging, Sharable Contentunity.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Congregation Ahavat Achim

  • Fair Lawn Shabbaton
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14, 2020

Recent Speaking Engagements

2020

Congregation Ahavat Achim

  • Fair Lawn Shabbaton
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14, 2020

Congregation Ahavat Achim

  • Fair Lawn Shabbaton
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14, 2020

Congregation Ahavat Achim

  • Fair Lawn Shabbaton
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14, 2020

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