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.B'Shalom Your Conservadoxaform fan
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.
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.
the story of how Jew in the City was born
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
including homosexuality, the Orthodox view on conversion and more!
New Insights into Jewish modesty. This talk is for women only.
a TED-style talk on how modesty and female body image connect
This talk is geared to the Sephardic community.
The Art of Creating Engaging, Sharable Contentunity.
New York, NY
Wednesday, December 26, 2016
Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls
Monday, September 12, 2016
Shabbos, December 4-5, 2015
Stern College for Women
New York, NY
Shabbos, October 30-31, 2015
New York, NY
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Partners in Torah Winter Retreat
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Friday-Saturday, December 26-28, 2014
Monmouth Torah Links, scholar in residence
Friday-Saturday, December 5-6, 2014
Friday-Sunday, November 8-10, 2014
The JOI (Jewish Outreach Initiative) at Aish
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Yeshiva Merkaz HaTorah
Staten Island, NY
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Sarah’s Place, keynote speaker
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Shaarei Shomayim, Scholar in Residence
Friday-Saturday, December 7-8, 2012
Young Israel of West Hempstead
West Hempstead, NY
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
November 11, 2012