I am a Jewish educator, public speaker, writer, and Yiddish translator. I was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn, where I attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, I have a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, Hayward.
My most recent work is "Jewish Communities in Exotic Places" (Jason Aronson Publications, 2000). I am also the author of "The Jewish Boxers' Hall of Fame" (Shapolsky, 1988), and translator of "The Journeys of David Toback". (Schocken, 1981).
I have attained popularity as a lecturer on a variety of Jewish themes at colleges, synagogues, elder hostels, and adult educational institutions, and youth groups. I have been featured on The History Channel, on local Bay Area cable television, and on a variety of radio talk shows, including "The Voice of Israel."
I am currently a lecturer at the University of Judaism's Department of Continuing Education and at the UJ's Schurgin Elderhostel Program.
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