Selected Presentations

  • “Life on the Border: The Role of Place in Shaping the Baltimore Jewish Experience,” Baltimore Book Festival, 29 Sep 2018; Baltimore City Historical Society, 21 June 2018; Jewish Museum of Maryland, 10 Apr 2018 (book launch for On Middle Ground)

  • “On Middle Ground: 250 Years of Baltimore Jewish History,” North Oaks Retirement Community, 22 Aug 2018

  • “What Did Marylanders Know?” Panelist, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Program, Baltimore, 23 May 2018

  • “Jewish Life in the Southeastern Kentucky Coalfields,” Kentucky Jewish History Symposium, University of Kentucky, 13 Apr 2018

  • “Insiders and Outsiders in a Border City: Baltimore Jews between the World Wars,” Southern Jewish Historical Society, 3 Nov 2017

  • “Exploring Jewish Immigration: A Walking Tour,” Baltimore Heritage, Inc., 4 Jun 2017

  • “The FJWO at 100,” Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland, 20 May 2015

  • “A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem,” Jewish Museum of Maryland, 19 Apr 2015

  • “The NAACP and the Baltimore Jewish Community,” Baltimore City Historical Society and Morgan State University, 2 May 2014

  • “Insiders and Outsiders: Baltimore Jews in the 1920s-1930s,” Baltimore City Historical Society, 20 Feb 2014

  • “Jewish Heritage in Baltimore,” Baltimore National Heritage Area seminar, “Baltimore Odyssey: Immigration and Migration,” 10 Nov 2012

  • “The Impact of the 1968 Riots on Three Baltimore Business Districts,” B’nai B’rith Menorah Lodge, Baltimore, 27 May 2010

  • “Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the Etting Cemetery,” Baltimore Heritage, Inc., 29 Jul 2011

  • “Baltimore’s Jewish Women: Building a Vibrant Community,” Beth Israel Congregation Annual Sisterhood Service, Baltimore, 9 Jan 2010

  • “The Remarkable Life of Henrietta Szold,” Bluefield Hadassah Chapter, Bluefield, W.Va., 17 Oct 2008

  • “Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore,” Kaleidoscope Lifelong Learning Program, Baltimore, 7 and 13 Apr 2008

  • “Context Is Everything: Exploring the Impact of the 1968 Riots on One Baltimore Neighborhood,” University of Baltimore, “Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth” conference, 4 Apr 2008; Organization of American Historians Meeting, New York, 29 Mar 2008; Urban Planning History Annual Conference, Portland, Me., 24 Oct 2007

  • “On Being Appalachian and Jewish,” Berea College, Symposium on Identity and Diversity in Appalachia, Berea, Ky., 1 Nov 2007

  • “Jews in Appalachia,” Appalachian State University and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Boone, N.C., 29 Sep 2007