Family chef bows to peer pressure and prepares two kinds of latkes. Here’s my annotated menu. Happy Thanksgiving!

Meatballs (Lois’ famous recipe) Garlic knots (only in NYC where pizza dough is available on every corner) Crudities (so I can devour the hummus)  ~~~~~~~~~ Roasted cauliflower/baby arugula/radicchio with smoked salmon on 7 grain bread  ~~~~~~~~~~ carrot soup/potato crisps (memories of Sea Cloud voyage, circa 1992) ~~~~~~~~~~~ TURKEY (actually two turkeys, since we are 24 […]

A revelation of an exhibit: don’t miss Inventing Abstraction at MOMA.

I can’t remember the last time I was whiplashed (in a good way) by a brilliant museum show.  Alas, I never studied art history.  So I never gave much thought to the question of how we got from Vermeer to Mondrian.  It is a revelation to think about how abstraction is rooted in the context […]

“Letters to Sala” exhibition at Suffolk County Community College opening soon. Jill Vexler and I speaking on November 17@6p.

“Letters to Sala” exhibit opens November 17 in Selden, New York, at the Suffolk County Community College. Jill Vexler and I will be speaking on November 17@6p. Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity, and Human Understanding Suffolk County Community Center 533 College Road Selden, New York 11784

Memphis does Sala, though not a sign of Elvis….check out Fox 13 covering the Letters to Sala exhibition

Letters to Sala Holocaust Exhibit: AT TEMPLE ISRAEL MUSEUM, Memphis TN.

Letty, Abigail, and Robin Pogrebin speaking at Macaulay on Sunday, three extraordinary women, best pre-Mother’s Day ever!

And then I’ll be racing to get to Staten Island for my own talk at the Young Israel of Staten Island! SUNDAY, 1 May, 730p Also speaking Monday at the Golda Ochs Academy in West Orange. MONDAY, 2 May, 11A.

Joining Professor Richard Blot’s seminar on “Friendship”

I’ll be teaching/talking/thinking aloud about FRIENDSHIP in Professor Richard Blot’s seminar on May 3 at Lehman College.  Odd how it coincides with the end of Passover and the other Yom Hashoa talks I’m giving…for my mother’s survival had so much to do with friendship. Of the women who were with Sala for years in the […]

I’ll be doing Tiger Duty at Princeton conference

I”ll be holding down the 70’s on a Princeton panel at the SHE ROARS conference on April 29 in McCosh 50.  Have to decide whether I will publicly reveal my shame as a chain-smoking grad assistant in 1974….oops, guess I just did. That will be after participating in the two-day Princeton English Department Advisory Council, […]

I’m giving a talk on “Memoirs and Mothers” at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Wednesday May 11 7p Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place, New York “Memoirs About Our Mothers”

I’ll be speaking at Young Israel, Staten Island

Sunday May 1, 2011 @ 730p Yom Hashoah Commemoration Young Israel of Staten Island, 835 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island

“LETTERS TO SALA” opens at Rollins College, Feb. 11

Winter Park, Florida:  a nice place to be in February! Especially when you can catch a great production of Arlene Hutton’s LETTERS TO SALA directed by Eric Nightengale. Special guest:  SALA!