School Visits and Community Events

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 additional presentations 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 usually about 45-55 minutes long, followed by a question-and answer session. (This can be shortened to fit your classroom schedule if needed.) In addition, I can read an excerpt from one of my books.

Virtual Author Visit

Thanks to Zoom, I can visit your classroom remotely and share my full presentation for you! We can also meet online for book group chats to discuss the YaYa & YoYo books or writing in general. 

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:

I would love to visit your community in person or virtually. I am currently scheduling visits for the 2022-23 school year. Please click on the link below to be in touch. Thanks!

Click here to get more information and to book a visit

  • Talmud Torah of Minneapolis Author Visit – St. Louis Park, MN
  • Temple of Aaron Shabbat School Author Visit – St. Paul, MN
  • Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital Author Visit – Washington, DC
  • Congregation Har Shalom Author Visit – Potomac, MD
  • Congregation Tikkun v’Or Author Visit – Ithaca, NY
  • Jewish Community School (Elmira) and Temple Beth-El (Ithaca) Author Visit – Ithaca, NY
  • Shir Tikvah–Jewish Academy for Moral Imagination (JAMI) Author Visit – Minneapolis, MN
  • Schechter School of Long Island Author Visit – Williston Park, NY
  • Orangetown Jewish Center Kulanu Author Visit – Orangeburg, NY
  • Perelman Jewish Day School – Melrose Park and Wynnewood, PA
  • Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim Author Visit/Havdallah Event – Cranford, NJ
  • Congregation B’nai Israel Religious School Author Visit – Millburn, NJ
  • Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School – St. Louis Park, MN
  • Congregation Beth Or Religious School Author Visit– Maple Glen, PA
  • Congregation B’nai Jeshurun Religious School Author Visit – Short Hills, NJ

Past Visits:

  • Adas Israel Religious School – Washington, DC 
  • Adelson Educational Campus – Summerlin, NV 
  • 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
  • Atlanta Jewish Academy – Sandy Springs, GA
  • Beit Rabban Day School – New York, NY
  • Beit Sefer Shalom – Des Moines, IA 
  • Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School – Jacksonville, FL
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School – Chicago, IL
  • Bet Shalom Congregation Minnetonka, MN
  • Bet Torah Religious School – Mount Kisco, NY
  • Beth El Synagogue Religious School – Omaha, NE 
  • Beth Meyer Synagogue Religious School – Raleigh, NC
  • B’nai Israel Religious School – Southbury, CT 
  • B’nai Jehudah Religious School – Overland Park, KS 
  • B’nai Shalom Day School – Greensboro, NC 
  • Central Synagogue Religious School – New York, NY
  • Charlotte Jewish Day School –  Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago Jewish Day School – Chicago, IL
  • Coastal Judaic Study Group – Savannah, GA 
  • 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 Beth Shalom-Polsky Religious School – Overland Park, KS 
  • Congregation B’nai Amoona Religious School – Saint Louis, MO
  • Congregation B’nai Torah Religious School – Sandy Springs, GA
  • Congregation Ner Tamid Religious School– Henderson, NV 
  • Congregation Or Tzion Religious School – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Congregation P’nai Tikvah Religious School (“Jewlicious Learners”) – Las Vegas, NV
  • Congregation Shirat Hayam Religious School – Swampscott, MA
  • 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 Hillel School – Marblehead, MA 
  • Epstein School Solomon Schechter of Atlanta – Sandy Springs, GA
  • Friedel Jewish Academy – Omaha, NE
  • George Kaplan Afternoon School, Talmud Torah of St. Paul – St. Paul, MN
  • Gerrard Berman Day School – Oakland, NJ
  • Gesher Jewish Day School  – Fairfax, VA
  • Glens Falls Temple Religious School – Glens Falls, NY
  • 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
  • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – Overland Park, KS
  • 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
  • Kol Shalom Talmud Torah – Rockville, MD
  • Krieger Schechter Day School – Baltimore, MD 
  • Lander-Grinspoon Academy – Northhampton, MA
  • Manetto Hills Jewish Center Hebrew School – Plainview, NY
  • Martin J. Gottlieb Day School – Jacksonville, FL
  • MetroWest Jewish Day School – Framingham, MA
  • Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital-Washington, DC
  • 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 Abraham Religious School – Nashua, NH 
  • Temple Beth-El Religious School – Ithaca, NY
  • Temple Beth-El Religious School – Birmingham, AL
  • Temple Beth Miriam – Long Branch, NJ
  • Temple Beth Sholom Religious School – Roslyn Heights, NY
  • Temple Israel Center Religious School – White Plains, NY
  • Temple Israel Religious School – Omaha, NE 
  • Temple of Israel Religious School – Wilmington, NC 
  • Temple Shalom Religious School – Medford, MA 
  • Temple Sinai Religious School – Dresher, PA
  • Temple Torah Religious School – Boynton Beach, FL
  • The Lerner School – Durham, NC 
  • The Silver Academy – Harrisburg, PA
  • Tifereth Israel Synagogue – Des Moines, IA 
  • Tucson Hebrew Academy – Tucson, AZ 
  • Valley Temple Religious School – Cincinnati, OH

Past and Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Events

  • Temple of Aaron Mitzvah Day – St. Paul, MN
  • Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Book Fair – St. Louis Park, MN

Past Events

  • Newman School Open House – St. Paul, MN
  • Beth El Synagogue End of Summer Picnic – Book Sale – Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Saint Louis Park Summer Reading Festival— Meet the Author Event – Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Super Sunday Jewish Food Festival – Las Vegas, NV
  • J-HAP Cornerstone Creek Garage Sale – Golden Valley, MN
  • Minnesota Mammalehs Book Group – Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Yussel’s Place Judaica Gifts and Art Book Signing Event, Merrick, NY
  • Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Book Fair, Saint Louis Park, MN
  • 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