Sam and Charlie Go to War: Letters Home from Jewish Immigrant Soldiers, 1918-1919
Monmouth University
Long Branch, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
School of Science Atrium, Room 201

The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans
Co-sponsored by Aquidneck Community Table and Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Reception and book signing at 5:30 p.m. with slide lecture to follow,— 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Adele Rebell Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, “Temple Israel & JCC
475 Grove Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

“Memory, History, Genealogy”
Friday, April 27, 6;30 – 9:30 p.m.

“The Man with No Story: Baron Maurice de Hirsch”
Saturday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.

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Sam and Charlie Go to War: Letters Home from Jewish Immigrant Soldiers, 1918-1919
Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street, Guilford, CT
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7 pm



Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Selections from Abram & Sophie’s story are part of the Red Star Line’s traveling exhibition,
Via Antwerp: The Road to Ellis Island
May 27 – September 4, 2016

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
30 October 2014 — 23 February 2015
For hours and directions:
80 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut

Yiddish Book Center
10 November 2013 — 7 April 2014
For hours and directions:
1021 West Street, Amherst, Massachusetts


Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2-4 p.m.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
No One Remembers Alone: A Love Story in Postcards
Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Sunday, February 2, 2014.The Keeper of Memories
Congregation Agudat Achim
Leominster, MA.

August 7, 2013.No One Remembers Alone: Tracing Three Missing Members of a Bessarabian Family
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference
Boston, MA.


Keynote Address, School Garden Conference
University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Service
Kinsgton, Rhode Island
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9 – 10 a.m. with book signing to follow

Where are they now? The Gardeners of The Earth Knows My Name, 2006–2016
West Hartford Garden Club
Saint John’s Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12 noon

Gardens of the Mind: Memory, Ecology & Justice In the Story of Tullio Inglese
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, CUNY, April 2010.

The Language of the Land, “ Geography of Hope Conference, Pt. Reyes, CA, March 2009.

The Gardens of New Americans,” Queens Botanical Garden, November 2008.

““Report from Terra Madre,” Bloodroot Restaurant & Connecticut Slow Food, November 2008.

Another Perspective on Sustainability,” University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, November 2008.

Voices from the Land: Gardens and the Making of Americans,”
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Oct. 2008.

Who Feeds Us?University of Michigan–Dearborn, October 2008.

Keynote Address, Backyard Gardeners Harvest Festival, Toby’s Feed Barn,
Geography of Hope Conference, Pt. Reyes, CA, Sept. 2008.

Corn, the Mother of the People,” Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture,
San Francisco, Sept. 2008.

Immigrant Gardens: The Cultivation of New Americans,”
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, May 2008.

The Immigrant Dreams of Gardens,” New York City’s Immigrant Heritage Week,”
Horticultural Society of New York, April 2008.

The Power & Politics of Gardens,” Horticultural Society of New York, Nov. 2007.

Conservation in Your Own Backyard,” Connecticut College SALT (Smaller American Lawns Today) Conference, New London, CT, Nov. 2007.

Reaching Back to Roots,”“Stony Brook Center for Wine, Food, and Culture”:*, Southampton, NY, Oct. 2007.

The Healing Power of Gardens,” Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2007.

The Hidden Politics of Gardens,” College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 2007.

Gardens and the Making of Americans,” The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, May 2007.

Keynote address, Connecticut Land Trust First Annual Urban Ecology Conference Bridgeport, CT, April 2007.

Keynote address, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Feb. 2007.

Transplantings: Food, Culture and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans,” Middlebury College Program in Environmental Studies, Middlebury, VT, January 2007.

The Ethnic Gardener as Conservationist,” Keynote Address, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Nov. 2006.

Landscape and the Falsification of Memory in Nazi Germany, ca. 1936,” Smith College Landscape Studies Program, Northampton, MA, Nov. 2006.

Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Gardens,” Yale Genocide Studies Seminar Program, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2006.

Gardens and the Endurance of African American Culture,” North Carolina Botanical Garden and The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sept. 2006.

The Gardens of the Khmer Growers of Amherst, Massachusetts,” Alaska Center for the Book, University of Alaska at Anchorage, April 2005.

“’Are We in America?’ Sacco & Vanzetti and the Italian American Community, August 1927,” Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Nov. 2002.

“Sacco & Vanzetti and the Immigrant Experience,” Southern Connecticut State University Conference on the Death Penalty, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2002.

“’The Seed Remembers’: Genocide Survivors and Their Gardens,” Yale Program in Genocide Studies, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2002.