School Visits

 

 

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Prior to becoming an author, I was a classroom teacher.
I love visiting classrooms and working with kids!
I welcome the opportunity to visit your school, library, or book group.
I am also available for community events through JCCs, synagogues, etc.
Please contact me for more information
 
 

School and Community Event Options

 

Classroom/Library Author Visit

Small or large group visit primarily for grades 3-6 but additionapresentations are available for grades 1-2 and 7-8. The presentation includes an interactive PowerPoint slide show illustrating the writing/publishing process from inspiration to publication. The presentation for grades 1-2 is about 20-30 minutes long. For grades 3-8, the presentation is about 45-55 minutes long, followed by a question-and answer session. In addition, I can read an excerpt from one of my books.

 

Virtual Author Visit

Through the magic of the Internet, I can “visit” your classroom or book group for a  video chat to discuss the YaYa & YoYo books or writing in general.  Let’s do a cyber-lunch! 

Book Group

I love meeting with book groups to discuss YaYa & YoYo. I am happy to facilitate a discussion or simply participate, discuss, and answer questions. It’s a unique experience to read a book and then have the author actually come to your book group and tell you the background secrets that went into creating the book. I’d be happy to come to your group in person or through a virtual meeting online. 

Writing Workshop

I love to write and I love sharing my excitement and passion for writing with others. Before I became a professional author, I used to teach writing when I had my own classroom. Today, many of the methods I use are the same as those we used during our writing workshops in class. I would be happy to come to your classroom and help your students with their own writing.

Past and Upcoming School Visits

Upcoming Visits:

  • Temple Beth Abraham Religious School – Nashua, NH (11/9/17)
  • B’nai Israel Religious School – Southbury, CT (11/12/17)
  • Epstein Hillel School – Marblehead, MA (11/14/17)
  • Temple Shalom – Medford, MA (11/15/17)

Past Visits:

  • Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School – Chicago, IL
  • Albert Einstein Academy – Wilmington, DE
  • Annette Newman Day School,  Talmud Torah of St. Paul – St. Paul, MN
  • Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Bet Torah Religious School – Mount Kisco, NY
  • Beit Rabban Day School – New York, NY
  • Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School – Jacksonville, FL
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School – Chicago, IL
  • Central Synagogue Religious School – New York, NY
  • Chicago Jewish Day School – Chicago, IL
  • Cohen Hillel Academy – Marblehead, MA
  • Columbus Jewish Day School – Columbus, OH
  • Congregation Beth Am Religious School – Longwood, FL
  • Congregation Beth Chaim Religious School – Princeton Junction, NJ
  • Congregation Beth Judea Religious School – Long Grove, IL
  • Congregation B’nai Torah Religious School – Sandy Springs, GA
  • Congregation B’nai Amoona Religious School – Saint Louis, MO
  • Congregation P’nai Tikvah Religious School (“Jewlicious Learners”) – Las Vegas, NV
  • Davis Academy – Atlanta, GA
  • Donna Klein Jewish Academy – Boca Raton, FL
  • East Midwood Hebrew Day School – Brooklyn, NY
  • Emanuel Synagogue Religious School – West Hartford, CT
  • Epstein School Solomon Schechter of Atlanta – Sandy Springs, GA
  • George Kaplan Afternoon School, Talmud Torah of St. Paul – St. Paul, MN
  • Gerrard Berman Day School – Oakland, NJ
  • Gesher Jewish Day School  – Fairfax, VA
  • Golda Och Academy – West Orange, NJ
  • Gross Schechter Day School – Pepper Pike, OH
  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School – Brooklyn, NY
  • Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School  – St. Louis Park, MN
  • Heritage Academy – Longmeadow, MA
  • Hillel Academy of Tampa  – Tampa, FL
  • Hillel Community Day School – Rochester, NY
  • Hillel Day School – Farmington Hills, MI
  • Jewish Academy of Orlando – Maitland, FL
  • Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island – Providence, RI
  • Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA
  • Kehillah Schechter Academy – Norwood, MA
  • Kinneret Day School – Riverdale, NY
  • Kol Rinah Religious School – St. Louis, MO
  • Lander-Grinspoon Academy – Northhampton, MA
  • Martin J. Gottlieb Day School – Jacksonville, FL
  • MetroWest Jewish Day School – Framingham, MA
  • Milwaukee Jewish Day School – Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis Talmud Torah – St. Louis Park, MN
  • Mount Zion Hebrew School – St. Paul, MN
  • N.E. Miles Jewish Day School – Birmingham, AL
  • Ner Tamid Community Day School – Sharon, MA
  • Ohev Sholom–The National Synagogue – Washington, DC
  • Park Avenue Synagogue Congregational School – New York, NY
  • Perelman Jewish Day School Forman Center – Melrose Park, PA
  • Perelman Jewish Day School Stern Center – Wynnewood, PA
  • Rockland Jewish Academy – West Nyack, NY
  • Rockwern Academy – Cincinnati, OH
  • Sager Solomon Schechter Day School – Northbrook, IL
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – St. Louis, MO
  • Schechter School of Long Island – Jericho, NY
  • Scheck Hillel Community School – North Miami Beach, FL
  • Shir Tikvah Religious School – Minneapolis, MN 
  • Skokie Solomon Schechter Day School – Skokie, IL
  • Solomon Schechter Academy – New London, CT
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County – New Milford, NJ
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley – East Brunswick, NJ
  • Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan – New York, NY
  • Solomon Schechter School of Westchester – White Plains, NY
  • Temple Beth-El Religious School – Ithaca, NY
  • Temple Beth-El Religious School – Birmingham, AL
  • Temple Beth Sholom Religious School – Roslyn Heights, NY
  • Temple Israel Center Religious School – White Plains, NY
  • Temple Sinai Religious School – Dresher, PA
  • Temple Torah Religious School – Boynton Beach, FL
  • The Silver Academy – Harrisburg, PA
  • Valley Temple Religious School – Cincinnati, OH

 

Past and Upcoming Community Events

  • Interfaith Farmers Market / Shavuot Celebration – Temple of Aaron, Saint Paul, MN
  • “Pizza and Publishing” After School Event – Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue, Washington, DC
  • “Ready, Set, Write!” Hadassah Multi-generational Writing Workshop Fun(d)raising Event – Beth El Synagogue, Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Children’s Writing Workshop – Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor Book Festival – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Kids’ Book Fair – Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, Fort Myers, FL
  • Apple Pickin’ and Honey Dippin’ Event (pre-Rosh Hashanah) – Jewish Community Center of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • J’outique (Jewish Artists’ Boutique) – Sabes Jewish Community Center, Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Mother/Daughter Book Group – Minnetonka, MN
  • Mother/Daughter Book Group – Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Jewish Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Seminar – Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
  • Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Festival – Jewish Community Center of the Greater Saint Paul Area, Saint Paul, MN
  • Synaplex Shabbat Program: “Passions in the City” (Guest Speaker/Panelist) – Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minnetonka, MN
  • Jewish Book Network Meet the Author Event – New York, NY