Upcoming Appearances

I'm pleased to share these dates of my upcoming events.  I choose the metaphor of fire for my tour because it spreads powerfully.  I am but one spark, and it is each of those who hear my message, act on it, and share it that truly spread fire of change.  The more of you that show up to each appearance, the better for us all, so please feel free to share the below dates widely, and encourage those who are near to attend.  The list will be updated with each new confirmed appearance, so please check back regularly.

  • August 2-6, 2017: Hillel Institute, St. Louis, MO*

  • Fall 2017: Toronto Tour!  (Dates TBD) Toronto, Canada

Events marked with an asterisk (*) are not open to the public.  Please contact the sponsoring organization to learn who is invited to attend.

Past Appearances

Igniting the fire of inclusion is an ongoing process, as those whose passion has been ignited by a previous appearance go on to bring that passion to the work of inclusion, guiding others, igniting others, and keeping the fire burning.  Though these appearances are in the past, they represent the journey to ignite inclusion, and more than that, they represent partners in passion, and potential sources of inspiration and information for those deciding when and how to begin their engagement with Igniting Inclusion, or our parent consulting organization, Capitalizability LLC.

  • February 13-16, 2015: Biennial Convention of the North American Federation of Temple Youth.  Atlanta, GA

  • March 23-25, 2015: Coe College.  Cedar Rapids, IA

  • March 24, 2015: "Universal Inclusion for the Business Community" Dows Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • May 15th, 2015: Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester, N.Y.

  • May 16th, 2015: Temple Sinai, Rochester, N.Y.

  • May 16th, 2015: Temple Beth El, Rochester, N.Y.

  • May 17th, 2015, “V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All” Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, Rochester N.Y.*

  • August 2-4, 2015: URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

  • August 4, 2015: URJ Crane Lake Camp, West Stockbridge, MA

  • October 16, 2015: Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA

  • February 1, 2016: “Middle School Panel on Inclusion, Bullying and Allies”, Maimonides Day SchoolBrookline, MA*

  • February 5, 2016: Temple SholomNew Milford, CT

  • February 6, 2016: Congregation B'nai Israel,Danbury, CT

  • February 7, 2016: Hevreh of Southern Berkshire,Great Barrington, MA

  • February 8, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Maimonides Day SchoolBrookline, MA*

  • February 11, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Jewish Community Day SchoolWatertown, MA*

  • February 19-21, 2016: Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El,Wynnewood, PA 

  • February 28, 2016: Kahal B'raira, Boston, MA

  • February 29, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Striar Hebrew AcademySharon, MA*

  • March 5-6, 2016: Beth David Reform CongregationGladwyne, PA

  • March 17, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Solomon Schechter Day SchoolNewton, MA* 

  • March 21, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Torah AcademyBrighton, MA*

  • March 30, 2016, Temple Shir TikvaWayland, MA

  • May 6, 2016: The Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • May 6, 2016: Isaac M Wise TempleCincinnati, OH

  • May 7, 2016: Rockdale TempleCincinnati OH

  • May 7, 2016: Northern Hills SynagogueCincinnati OH

  • May 16, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, The Rashi SchoolDedham, MA*

  • June 25-July 3, 2016: ROI SummitJerusalem, IL*

  • July 10-15, 2016: Greene Family CampBruceville, TX*

  • July 15-17, 2016: "Youth Education SummitGreene Family CampBruceville, TX

  • September 20, 2016: "Universal Inclusion for Lawyers CLE", Cohen and Gresser, LLP, New York, N.Y.*

  • September 20, 2016: "Included in Awe" Union for Reform Judaism, webinar

  • September 21, 2016: "High Holiday Inclusion Training" Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline, MA*

  • December 12, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Maimonides Day SchoolBrookline, MA*

  • December 14, 2016: “Understanding Our Differences”, Torah AcademyBrighton, MA*

  • January 11, 2017: “Understanding Our Differences”, Jewish Community Day SchoolWatertown, MA*

  • February 17-18, 2017: BBYO International Convention, Dallas, TX*

  • February 27, 2017: "Universal Inclusion for Rabbis" Hebrew College, Boston, MA

  • March 12, 2017: "Don't Dis-My Ability", SXSW, Austin, TX

  • March 21, 2017:  CCAR Convention, Atlanta, GA

  • March 31 2017: "A Conversation on Inclusion" Congregation Beth Tikvah, Columbus, OH

  • April 1, 2017: "A Conversation on Inclusion" Congregation Agudas Achim, Columbus, OH

  • April 1, 2017: "The Jewish Roots of Inclusion: Were the Talmudic Rabbis Inclusive?"  Congregation Agudas Achim, Columbus, OH

  • April 20, 2017: "Universal Inclusion for Lawyers CLE", Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel, LLP, New York, N.Y.*

  • June 19, 2017: "Universal Inclusion for In-House Lawyers" Johnson & JohnsonNew Brunswick, NJ*