Avivah Zornberg has been teaching Torah for the past 30 years at Matan, Yakar, Pardes, the Jerusalem College for Adults, and at Jewish, academic, and psychoanalytic settings around the world. She is the author of five acclaimed books on Tanach, most recently "Moses: A Human Life."
Yisrael Campbell is just your average Irish, Italian, Catholic, Reform, Conservative, Unorthodox, Orthodox Jew, who was born to be funny. (The Jewish part came later.) A spiritual journey stretching across four decades, two continents, and three circumcisions. From the wildly successful off-Broadway play. Yisrael is hilarious.
Judy Klitsner is a senior lecturer at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. A student of the great Prof. Nechama Leibowitz, Judy is a popular international speaker whose lectures are engaging, interactive and text based. Judy is the author of the award winning book, Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other, which was recently translated into Hebrew.
Daughter of Polish rescuer: Irene Gut Opdyke, whose story became the nationally acclaimed Broadway Play "Irena's Vow" starring Tovah Feldshuh. Jeannie is a sought-after international speaker. The story she tells is spellbinding, powerful, motivational, and highly successful for fundraising events. A timely and important message: We are all part of one human family and our brother's keeper.
An accomplished scholar, Ariel speaks about Elie Wiesel's legacy and its implications today. Drawing on ancient and modern Jewish and general literature, he creates moving and transformative experiences that focus on moral empowerment, creativity, and the inner life. Ariel's deep background in strategic planning complements these themes, offering both inspiration and practical application.
Miriam Anzovin is the creator of the “Daf Reactions” series on Tiktok, exploring the juxtaposition of pop, nerd, and Jewish culture. Her work encourages her audience to engage with Jewish literature, history, and tradition in creative ways authentic to each individual, no matter their level of knowledge, belief, or observance. Miriam is thrilled to be the first artist-in-residence at Moishe House.
Until now, booking speakers for programs has been, for most synagogues, Federations, and JCCs, somewhat haphazard. You might hear about a good speaker, but you can't always locate them easily. You might book them, but they're not always as good as you'd hoped. There hasn't been anyone systematically vetting professional Jewish speakers for programs, and that's affected the quality of your programs.
The Jewish Speakers Bureau aims to change that. Contact us and we'll let you know who's available, who's in your area, and who fills the niche. Need a special speaker for Yom HaShoah, Shavuot, or July 4th? We have some suggestions. Want to book someone who can dissect text or really connect to teens? We'll recommend someone. Have a limited budget? Good speakers aren't free, but we'll work with you to find someone at your price point. All of our speakers are vetted, professional, and very, very good. You won't be disappointed.