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Upcoming Events 

Past Events  2024

5/2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

5/5 Windsor, Canada

5/6 Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham 

5/7 Northwestern University  Evanston/Chicago

5/16 Kalamazoo College

5/31  Wayne Memorial High School 

4/3 DeWitt Community Library

4/4 DeWitt High School

4/10 Rochester Hills Middle School 

4/15 Notre Dame Academy

4/18 US Army TACOM USA

4/21  The Zekelman Holocaust Center

4/23  MI Realtors  

4/24 Our Savior Lutheran Church/Turning Point USA , 

13667 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 3//3 Zekelman Holocaust Center

3/6 Vanguard Charter Academy Wyoming MI 

3/14 Springbrook Middle School

3/17 Zekelman Holocaust Center 

3/21 The Village Club  Bloomfield Hills

2/2 Zekelman Holocaust Center

2/11 Zekelman Holocaust Center

2/29  Portage District Library

1/7  Zekelman Holocaust Center

1/24  Genesee District Library

1/25 Madison Heights Public Library

1/31  Portland High School


12/18 Shepherd High School 

12/19  Shepherd Middle School

12/6   Zeeland Community Progam

12/7 Holland High School

12/8 Zeeland HIgh School

12/13 Westland  Library

11/12  North Branch High School

11/3 MCC Greenville campus Life Long learning

11/5 Zekelman Holocaust Center

11/2 Greenville High School

11/16 Monroe County Community College

11/26 Zekelman Holocaust Center

10/17   Boyne City  Library

10/18 Boyne City High School

10/19 Petoskey Library

10/20 Harbor Spring High School

10/9  Community even Monroe

9/24 Zekelman Holocaust Center, Farmington Hills MI

10/22 Zekelman Holocaust Center, Farmington Hills MI

9/27 and 9/28 Grand Rapids School System {9 schools involved}

9/26 Grand Rapids community event 

9/21 Lady of Good Council Church, Pontiac MI

9/13 Royal Oak Women's Club 7 pm

9/12 Chesterfield Public Library

8/27 Zekelman Holocaust Center, Farmington Hills MI

8/13 Zekelman Holocaust Center, Farmington Hills MI

7/16 Zekelman Holocaust Center, Farmington Hills MI

7/12 St. Colette, Livonia Church

The First Unitarian Methodist Church, Wayne, MI

Livonia Public Library

River Rapids Public Library

Otsego High School

Otsego Middle School

Otsego Public Library MI

Westland Public Library

Mt. Clemens Public Library

Forest Area/Fife Lake High School

Traverse City Public Library 

Kingsley High School, Kingsley MI

Elk Rapids Public Library, Elk Rapids MI

Elk Rapids High School and Middle School

Charlevoix Library, Charlevoix MI

Petoskey Public Library, Petoskey MI

Mio High School, Mio, MI

Oscoda Library, MI

Ortonville Library

St. James Church, Livonia

DRG Zeta Chapter

Book Club



12/27 Holocaust Memorial Center

12/9 Zeeland High School

12/8  Zeeland Community event

 12/4 Holocaust Memorial Center Farmington Hills

11/13  Testimony  Christian Church

11/20   Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills

11/29 Chippewa River District Library 

11/30 Beal City High School

11/10 West Bloomfield Library 

11/7 Tiffin University, Ohio

11/3 Lapeer Historical Courthouse

10/23  Universal Unitarian Church of Farmington

10/12   Southfield Library

11/13  Testimony  Christian Church

9/12    7 Pm  Sault St Marie LSSU Art Center   for the general public

9/13  10am  Sault ST Marie    LSSU Art Center for schools within a 200mile radius

9/13  7 pm  ST Ignace Library

9/16 Schoolcraft College, Livonia

8/19 Brighton Public Library   

5/25 Hazel Park Library, MI  

5/26 Friends of Tawas Public Library , Tawas playhouse MI 

5/23 Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Chicago IL  

3/1 Oak Park Library 

3/23 Oakland Community College  via zoom

4/26 South Lyon East, High School 

5/6 Plainwell High School 


Via Zoom presentations only


"Shorashim" educational organization in North America and Israel

Presentation on 4/20 and 4/21 to commemorate the  Holocaust memorial day In Israel

Participants were in USA and Israel via Zoom

Book discussion group in Marysville,. via Zoom

Farmington genealogical society via Zoom

Oakland Community College via Zoom

Monroe County Library, Ida MI

Auburn Hills Library

Northville Women's Club at First United Methodist church

Farmington Library 

LE White Middle School

Allegan MI

Allegan District Library

Perrysburg Ohio, Junior High School


 Adrian Community Library

Madison school district  Middle  School 

 Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Brunch

 Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI   Hillel

 Commerce Township Library

Clinton Township Library

Kalkaska Library 

Kalkaska High school

Kalkaska Middle school

All three Kalkaska events held at the High school auditorium

Monroe County Library

S. Rockwood

Habitat for Humanity public event

Annual conference/ meeting

"Winning Women"

Community Church Brighton

Alcona County Library

Alcona High school

Alcona Middle School

Harrisville library          


All Seasons of West Bloomfield

Monroe  Community College 

Genealogical society

Allan Park Library

Bedford Branch Library

Community House Birmingham

St. Hubert Church, Harrison Township

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Saginaw Valley State University

Lincoln Park Public Library 

Jackson District Library

Royal Oak Library,


Mount Clements Library

Chesterfield  Public Library

Holly Redeemer Parish

Jenison MI

Granville Public High school

Jenison High School

Hudsonville High School

Flat River Community Library

Greenvillle, MI

Tamarack District Library


Conference  for Actuary & Underwriting  Management

Warren Library

 High School in Watervliet,

Watervliet Library

Albion College

Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center

Defence department

Battle Creek, MI

The First Unitarian Methodist Church, Wayne, MI

Livonia Public Library

River Rapid

 Public Library

Otsego High School

Otsego Middle School

Otsego Public Library MI

Westland Public Library

Mt. Clements Public Library

Forest Area/Fife Lake High School

Traverse Civility Public Library 

Kingsley High School,

Kingsley MI

Elk Rapids Public Library

Elk Rapids MI

Elk Rapids High School and Middle School

Charlevoix Library

Charlevoix MI

Petoskey Public Library

Petoskey MI

Miio High School Mio, MI

Oscola Library,


Orthonville Libray

St. James Church


DRG Zeta Chapter

Book Club



Temple Beth El

Windsor, Canada

Next Birmingham, Birmingham MI

St. John Fisher Catholic Community, Auburn Hills

Downriver Genealogical Society


Springfield Township Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library, MI

Henry Ford Centennial Library

Dearborn 16301 Michigan Ave.

St. James Episcopal Church

25150 E River Road, Grosse Ile, MI

Delta Kappa Gamma, State of, Michigan

Fall conference. Keynote speaker:

"Embracing diversity in schools"

Midland, MI

Clinton-Macomb Public Library, MI

"Booked for Lunch"  Bay City, MI

Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Bay City MI

St. Patrick Parish, White Lake MI

MENSA, Southfield, MI

Hillside Middle School, Northville MI

Gull Lake Middle School, Richland MI

Richland MI Public Library

National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Livonia, MI

St. Blase Catholic Community, Sterling Heights

Chatterton Middle School, Warren MI

New Orleans Holocaust Memorial Day {Open to the community}

Mandeville High School, Mandeville, LA

NASA, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

Ludington MI Community event

Fountain MI Community program

Methodius Catholic Church

Sterling Heights MI

Toledo, OH

Annual community wide Diversity Program

First Presbyterian Church , Mount Clemens, MI

Marine City MI, community event organized by the Public Library

Delta Kappa Gamma. Northville, MI


Allegan Middle School

Temple Jacob, Hancock MI

Houghton Middle School, Houghton MI

Houghton High School

Hancock High School

Jeffers High School, Painesdale, MI

Calumet High School, Calumet MI

Boyne City High School, Boyne City, MI

Boyne City elementary school 4th graders ( first time I spoke to students of this young age )

Petoskey High School, Petoskey MI

Boyne Regional Library

Martin Luther King Celebration Walled Lake, Keynote Speaker

Howell MI high school - 1,100 students

Islamic students' conference

Washington Elementary School, Warsaw IN

Oakhill Jr. High School, Converse , IN

Blair Pointe Elementary School, Peru IN

Huntington North High School, Huntington IN

1,800 students and teachers

Crestview Middle School, Huntington IN

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolutions), Plymouth MI

Troy Historic Village, MI

Gwinn High School, Gwinn MI

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Marquette, MI

Marquette Interfaith Forum, Holocaust Memorial Service

NMU Marquette

Temple Jacob, community event

Hancock, MI

Auburn Hills, Community Center

Public Library

Wayne MI

St. Mary's Catholic school

Mt. Clemons, MI

Belleville High School MI

Berkley Public Library

Diversity program.  BC/BSM Southfield

Diversity program. BC/BSM, Detroit

Allegan High School

Plymouth study group at Arts Council



Bloomfield Hills Andover High School

Allegam, MI  Middle and High schools combined. 700 students

St. James Parish, Novi, MI

Philanthropic Educational Organization, Novi, MI

University of Michigan Dearborn,  MI

Connection Church, Canton, MI

South Canton Scholars Academy

Christ the King Catholic Church, Detroit

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church

Oakland county 6th district Circuit Court, keynote speaker, Constitution Day

Alpha Delta Kappa recognition dinner

St. Patrick church and school

Congregation T'chiyah, Ferndale MI 

Department of Health and Human Services, Traverse City and adjacent townships

Leelanau Conference Room, Traverse City, MI

360 Students from Suttons Bay  and Leland schools, Suttons Bay, MI

Traverse City and Cadillac schools

Millikan Auditorium at The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City

Community-wide presentation at the Millikan Auditorium

Traverse City

Walled Lake Public School teachers

Congregation Kol Ami

Skyped  with 3 middle school classes in  Allegan, MI

Skyped with a book club in Grosse Pointe MI

Premiere of documentary "Irene child of the Holocaust"

Interview on Public Radio Station in Interlochen, MI

Interview on Fox TV, Channel 2

Interview on Channel 5 TV in Saginaw

Beal City High School - 300 students

Alma High School - 700 students

St. Patrick bible study group


 Crosspointe Meadows Church, Novi  MI

 Oakland Community College Southfield, MI

 First Unitarian Church, Warren (Lenten breakfast )

 First United Methodist Church Royal, Oak, MI 

Blue Cross, diversity program

Alpha Delta Kappa  

Department  of Homeland Security, Detroit 

Book Club, Bloomfield Township

Schools in  St Johns, MI

Retired Educators at St. Mary’s Educational Center,. Byron Center, MI

Skype, Book Club UP, MI

Bullard Sanford Memorial  Library ,  Board of Trustees Reading Program,  Vassar Township MI

Book Club, Vassar

Gull Lake High School, Richland MI

Book Club, St. Clare Shores

 Royal Oak Masonic Lodge   

 Royal Oaks First United Methodist Church

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Initiation: Women’s program in  am, and keynote speaker  at evening banquet

Oakland Probate Circuit Court, Constitution Day 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Regional Conference.

 All Seasons of Birmingham, Senior Living Community, Birmingham, MI

Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, Warren, MI

St. George Unitarian Church Brighton , MI


Optimist Club of Detroit

Oakland University Scholarship Committee Luncheon

Andiamo's Banquet

Citizens for Peace at the Unity of Livonia, MI

Book Club, Bloomfield Hills

 Birmingham Temple, Farmington Hills ,MI

US Army at TACOM  LCMC Detroit Arsenal

Redford Union High School 

Yom Hashoah, Windsor, Canada

Skype with school in Upper Peninsula, MI  

Port Huron Lutheran Church    

Book Club, Farmington MI   

Psychological Association conference, Cleveland Ohio     

First Presbyterian Church Birmingham  

Lansing Public Library 

Baptist Church, Birmingham, MI

Town Hall Lecture Series, Port Sanilac, MI

Rotary Club, Royal Oak, MI

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Golden Opportunity Club Pontiac, MI


Middle School in Oxford, MI

Presbyterian Church

St. John's Episcopal, Church, Royal  Oak, MI

Antioch Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills, MI

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Warren, MI

 Optimist Club of Royal Oak                                  

 Students at WSU, Detroit

Plymouth District Library,  Authors Fair, participant

Harper Woods Library

Post Office Women for Equal Rights, (POWER) Annual Women's History Month celebration.

Franklin High School, Livonia, MI

 Brighton Christian Church

 "I Believe Requiem," Orchestra Hall, Detroit

 Skyline High School,  Ann Arbor, MI

 Carlson Middle School, Gibraltar, MI. (400 students)

 High School in Ann Arbor

 Temple Israel "Eat and Learn" (230 in attendance), West Bloomfield

 Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor

 Book Club discussion, Detroit

Adult Learning Institute, Farmington Hills

 Royal Oak Public Library

 Oakland University Scholarship Committee Banquet

 Detroit Women's Forum

Southfield Public Library

Book Club, Royal Oak

 Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills

 Church in Grosse Point , MI

 Book Club, West Bloomfield

 Norup International School, Oak Park

 PACE Academy, Southfield

Optimist Club of Bloomfied

Home schooled High School,  Brighton

University of Michigan, Hillel Annual Conference on Holocaust


High School, Beal City, MI

Book Club, Beal City

Muskegon River Youth Home (campus for adjudicated teenagers)

Jewish Book Fair, West Bloomfield

Jewish Book Fair, Ann Arbor