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Cultural Diversity Training

Do you want to train your staff to be sensitive to antisemitism? 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 be aware of antisemitic tropes and understand and appreciate Jewish beliefs, laws, and customs so that they can be culturally appropriate with colleagues or Jewish clientele and provide better customer service. Our clients include Con-Edison and NYU Langone Fertility Center among others.


"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


Jews are one of the most persecuted minorities of all time, having been murdered or expelled in nearly every time and place. Despite making up only 2% of the population of the US, almost 60% of religious attacks were on Jews in 2020, according to the FBI.

Representation for other minorities has vastly improved in recent years (due to the wonderful work of NAACP Hollywood Bureau, MPac Hollywood Bureau, etc.), while TV shows and movies continue to depict Jews stereotypically at best and vilified at worst. While directors generally cast other minorities authentically, Jews are often not cast to play their own parts, and anyone who slaps on a beard can play a “hasid” (see actual casting call).

While ex-Orthodox stories could be worthy of exploration, the over-representation of this genre in the last 20 years (see chart) implies that a religious Jewish life is one worthy of escape. While other minorities are in the writer’s room when their stories are being told, there has never been such a framework for the Orthodox community until now, nor have there ever been universal standards to prevent antisemitic tropes from entering characters and storylines. Negative portrayals have real world consequences, and the Jewish community needs nuanced representation on the screen in order to be safe on the street. JITC Hollywood Bureau will ensure just that by:









  • Commissioning academic studies
  • Training showrunners
  • Consulting on TV shows & movies
  • Building writers labs
  • Media Awards
  • Participating in minority panels
  • Thought leadership

Further Reading:



"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."



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


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


"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!"


"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."


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.


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:


    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.


    This is the story of how Jew in the City was born.




    New insights into Jewish modesty.

  • Unorthodox: The Ex-Hasidic Crisis And What We Can Do About It

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Recent Speaking Engagements


Variety Hollywood & Antisemitism Summit

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • October 18, 2023

JNF Women For Israel Luncheon

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • May 31, 2023

Olami Souled

  • Zoom
  • May 28, 2023

Google LLC

  • Virtual
  • May 16, 2023

Chicago Torah Network

  • Chicago, IL
  • May 7, 2023

Young Israel Annual Sisterhood Sampler

  • West Hempstead, NY
  • May 1, 2023

CTeen INTL Conference

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • February 24, 2023

Nefesh Mental Health Conference

  • Parsippany, NJ
  • January 4, 2023

Partners in Torah

  • Virtual
  • December 18, 2022

Ezras Nashim

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • November 22, 2022

Northshore Hebrew Academy

  • Great Neck, NY
  • December 15, 2022

Lido Beach Synagogue

  • Lido Beach, NY
  • September 2-3, 2022

Congregation Or Torah

  • Skokie, IL
  • August 13, 2022

Interfaith America

  • Chicago, IL
  • August 12, 2022

Friendship Circle NJ and LifeTown

  • Livingston, NJ
  • May 25, 2022

Chabad House

  • Santa Monica, CA
  • February 13, 2022

Manhattan Day School

  • New York, NY
  • February 7, 2022

Manhattan Day School

  • New York, NY - Zoom
  • February 10, 2021

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC)

  • Uniondale, NY
  • March 17, 2021


  • Edgeware, England - Zoom
  • April 25, 2021

Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG)

  • Holliswood, NY
  • April 27, 2021


  • New York, NY
  • June 2, 2021

Valley Beth Shalom

  • Encino, CA - Zoom
  • June 3, 2021

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School

  • Livingston, NJ - Zoom
  • December 11, 2020

Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle School

  • Brooklyn, NY - Zoom
  • November 24, 2020

Yeshiva Mizrachi Community

  • Johannesburg, South Africa - Zoom
  • November 10, 2020

Claremont Wynberg Hebrew Congregation

  • Cape Town, South Africa - Zoom
  • November 10, 2020

HAFTR Shabbaton

  • Danbury, CT
  • Fri-Sat, February 7-8, 2020

Yeshiva Har Torah

  • Little Neck, NY
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020

Shulamith School

  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Congregation AABJ&D

  • West Orange Shabbaton
  • Fri-Sat, September 13-14, 2019

HAFTR High School

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019

OU Inaugural Summit

  • Monday, May 20, 2019

Stern College

  • New York, NY
  • Fri-Sat, March 1-2, 2019

Manhattan Day School

  • New York, NY
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Yavneh Hebrew Academy

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Wednesday, Febuary 6, 2019

Shaare Zedek Luncheon

  • Bal Harbor, FL
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SAR Academy

  • Riverdale, NY
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mikveh Bess Israel

  • West Hartford, CT
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018


  • Plano, TX
  • Monday, February 5, 2018

Torah Day School of Dallas

  • Dallas, TX
  • Sunday, February 4, 2018

Congregation Sons of Israel

  • Allentown, PA
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018


  • Chicago, IL
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Riverdale Jewish Center

  • Bronx, NY
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017

Young Israel of Oak Park

  • Detroit, MI
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2017

Shulamis Girls’ High School

  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017


  • Toronto, ON
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017

Emek Beracha

  • Palo Alto
  • Shabbos, January 20-21, 2017

Mayanot Girls’ High School

  • Teaneck, NJ
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017


  • Toronto, ON
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bier Seminar

  • Livingston, NJ
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jewish Discovery Day

  • Amsterdam, NE
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017

Yeshiva University

  • New York, NY
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2016

Beth Aaron

  • Teaneck, NJ
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016

Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls

  • Charleston, SC
  • Monday, September 12, 2016

The Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center

  • Columbia, SC
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016

Yeshivat Noam

  • Paramus, NJ
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chabad of Tennasee

  • Memphis, TN
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Beth Tfiloh

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Shabbos, December 4-5, 2015

Stern College for Women

  • New York, NY
  • Shabbos, October 30-31, 2015

City College

  • New York, NY
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015


  • Baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13-14, 2015

J Inspire, Queens

  • Kew Garden Hills, NY
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Aish HaTorah Philadelphia

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, Mach. 23, 2015

Phoenix Kollel

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Monday, February 9, 2015

Kushner High School

  • Livingston, NJ
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015

Majestic Retreats

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • April 3-11, 2015

Mikveh Chaya Mushka

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Shearim Torah High School for Girls

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • February 9, 2015

Jewish Federation of Ottowa

  • Ottowa, CA
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MEOR at Temple University

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Monday, March 23, 2015

Limmud Arizona

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Limmud Arizona

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015

Partners in Torah Winter Retreat

  • Stamford Plaza Hotel
  • Friday-Saturday, December 26-28, 2014

Monmouth Torah Links, scholar in residence

  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Friday-Saturday, December 5-6, 2014

Bnai Israel

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Friday-Sunday, November 8-10, 2014

NYU Meor

  • New York, NY
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014


  • New York, NY
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mayanot Girls High School

  • Teaneck, NJ
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014


  • New Orleans, LO
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Women’s Circle of Chabad of North Fulton

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Temple Beth Abraham

  • Sunday, November 2, 2014
  • Canton, MA

Lido Beach Synagogue

  • Lido Beach, NY
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meor at Brown University

  • Providence, RI
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

Manhattan Day School

  • New York, NY
  • Wedsday, April 2, 2014

Chabad of Georgia

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bnai Israel Congregation

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Friday - Sunday, November 8-10, 2014

Aish Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beth Jacob, scholar in residence

  • Waterloo, ON
  • Friday-Saturday, June 13-14, 2014

Legendary Destinations Pesach Program

  • Cape Coral, FL
  • April 13-23, 2014

Manhattan Jewish Experience

  • New York, NY
  • Friday-Saturday, March 21-22, 2014

NCSY and Friends of the Hebrew Academy

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mommy Talks

  • Toronto, ON
  • Sunday, January 12, 2014

Shaarei Shomayim, Scholar in Residence

  • Toronto, ON
  • Friday-Saturday, December 7-8, 2012

Young Israel of West Hempstead

  • West Hempstead, NY
  • Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Westmount Shul

  • Toronto, ON
  • November 11, 2012

Women’s Benefit Brunch for Matilda Goldflies Mikveh

  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sweet Up: A Shmoozefest for Bloggers and Brands, panelist

  • New York, NY
  • Sunday, August 5, 2012

Congregation Beth Tefilla, Shavuos Guest Speaker

  • Paramus, NJ
  • Friday-Monday, May 25-28, 2012

HANC High School

  • Uniondale, NY
  • Thursday, March 1, 2012

Young Israel of Greater Miami

  • North Miami Beach, FL
  • Sunday, January 22, 2012

University of Wisconsin Hillel/MAJOR

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WebYeshiva Class

  • webyeshiva.org
  • Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jewish Education Center of South Florida

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Sunday, January 29, 2012

Women’s Rush Aish HaTorah

  • Passaic, NJ
  • January 3, 2012

Young Israel of Stamford and Congregation Agudath Sholom

  • Stamford, CT
  • Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, 2012

Women’s Summer Learning Program, keynote speaker

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spa for the Body and Soul, guest speaker

  • Palm Beach Synagogue, Palm Beach, FL
  • Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boca Raton Synagogue with actress Mayim Bialik, as Scholars in Residence

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, 2012
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