Speaking

Wanna 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.

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

a TED-style talk on how modesty and female body image connect

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.

Upcomming speaking engagements


Torah Day School of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Recent Speaking Engagements


2017

NILI
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
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Shulamis Girls’ High School
Cedarhurst, NY
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Limmud
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
The BAYT
Toronto, ON
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Bier Seminar
Livingston, NJ
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Jewish Discovery Day
Amsterdam, NE
Sunday, January 29, 2017

2016

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

More

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

2015

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

More

Meor
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

Women in Unity
Sydney, Australia
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Limmud Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Sunday, February 8, 2015

2014

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

More

NYU Meor
New York, NY
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

JAKE TV TED Talk
New York, NY
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jewish Women’s Conference – Bensalem Outreach Center
Bensalem, PA
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mayanot Girls High School
Teaneck, NJ
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tribefest
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

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Skokie, IL
Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chabad of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, February 12, 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

2013

The JOI (Jewish Outreach Initiative) at Aish
Denver, CO
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Yeshiva Merkaz HaTorah
Staten Island, NY
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Sarah’s Place, keynote speaker
Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, November 3, 2013

More

The Fertility Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, Cultural Diversity Training
New York, NY
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

con-Ed, Corporate Cultural Diversity Training
Monroe, NY
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

GKRM Dinner and Dialogue Series
T-Fusion Steakhouse, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Yeshiva Merkaz HaTorah
Staten Island, NY
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ramaz Senior Shabbaton, guest speaker
Stamford, CT
Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 2013

Web Yeshiva
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Orange and Rockland Corporate Cultural Diversity Training
Forestburgh, NY
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Neshama Women – Soul Sisters of Suburban Alliance for Jewish Education
Buffalo Grove, Il
Sunday, July 21, 2013

GKRM Dinner and Dialogue Series
New York, New York
Monday, May 20, 2013

Beth Zion, Scholar in Residence
Montreal, QC
Friday-Saturday, May 3-4, 2013

Eim Chai
Boston, MA
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Aish Center
New York, NY
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Country Vues Summer Concert Series
Fallsburg, NY
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ROI Community Summit, Advanced Social Media Training Session
Jerusalem, Israel
June 11, 2013

Amit amitchildren.org
Teaneck, NJ
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Columbus Community Mikvah
Columbus, OH
Sunday, April 21, 2013

SUNY College Rockland
Suffern, NY
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jewish Family Experience (JFX)
Cleveland, OH
Sunday, January 6, 2013

2012

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

More

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

RO (RAJEon) – Russian American Jewish Experience Alumni
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, May 22, 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