Iris, former editor of The American Israelite, author of two books - one out this year - a 2015 “Must Read” blogger for the Huffington Post - published over 800 newspaper columns.
Iris has appeared or been featured on NBC News, CBS News, and Fox News and interviewed on radio programs nationwide, She writes for two Jewish newspapers and is a contributing columnist to various blogs as well. Iris has spoken at more than 60 events, has a strong social media presence centering on blueprints for living with joy, purpose and authenticity by maximizing your talents and resources.
Your presentation was very well thought out! Very timely and informative to many. You were very well prepared and my Senior group was delighted with you presentation. Thanks so much for sharing with us some delightful and delicious insights.— Alicia Levine, Program Chair, Congregation Schaarai Zedek, Tampa, Florida
Iris is a pleasure to work with and has a wealth of life lessons to share that are personal, insightful, and instructive. She tailored her presentation to our particular audience, as we assume she can with any community. Whether sharing her life journey or connecting life lessons to Yiddish phrases, Iris has a unique style and all of our attendees responded enthusiastically to her program— Sara Traster, Program Director, United Jewish Community Virginia Peninsula, Newport News, Virginia
Everyone loved Iris as moderator of the panel. She was amazing, relevant, and the audience immediately connected with her honesty and charisma.— Elana Gootson, Program chair, Pinellas/Pasco Federation, St. Petersburg, Florida
Iris’s talk received only rave comments. Her inter-active presentation included asking several men to tell a joke - demonstrating how laughter and humor add to one’s longevity. Her take on life was spot-on and very relatable. Her presentation was natural, at ease, and honest. The entire audience was captivated and entertained, definitely taking home many useful tips to live a happy life.— Hirsch Wise, Program Chair, Adath Israel Congregation Hazak 55, Cincinnati, Ohio
Thank you again for the enjoyable evening here at the JCC. This was one of our biggest turnouts for a speaker this year and I have heard rave reviews from those who were here.— Cheryl Dritz, Bookfair Coordinator, Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Columbus, Ohio