Laura E. Adkins in Colorado

Laura E. Adkins is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker based in New York. She is the Opinion Editor of the Forward and an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She was previously the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel.

Laura’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, Glamour, and elsewhere. She is a frequently requested speaker, and leads hands-on writing workshops for a variety of organizations and nonprofit groups. For speaking inquiries, click here

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Laura E. Adkins is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker based in New York. She is the Opinion Editor of the Forward and an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She was previously the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel.

Laura’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington Post, Glamour, and elsewhere. She is a frequently requested speaker, and leads hands-on writing workshops for a variety of organizations and nonprofit groups. For speaking inquiries, click here

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Advancing Women’s Leadership in the Orthodox Community
June 7, 2021
An hour-long training for the board of JOFA on how to effectively craft a speech or an op-ed of lasting impact
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
Peacebuilding in the Wake of Violence
June 2, 2021
A conversation with Huda Abuarquob and Alon-Lee Green for Israel Policy Forum‘s inaugural Policy Summit, “Realistic Reset Restoring U.S. Leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
Israel Policy Forum
Being A Voice
May 20, 2021
A masterclass for Jewish Communal Women’s Leadership Project fellows on using your voice to effect change in the workplace, your industry, your community and the world, co-hosted with Pam Sherman
Jewish Women International
Make Your Words Count: The Art of the Op-Ed
April 6, 13, and 20, 2021
This three-part, virtual workshop will teach women the basics of writing an impactful Op-Ed – choosing your topic of discussion, writing challenges and goals, and working with the media.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta
Is There Room for All Opinions?
September 14, 2020
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, David Bashevkin and Laura E. Adkins discuss the art of remaining true to one’s identity while engaging with disparate viewpoints.
18Forty Podcast
Rules of Engagement: Maintaining Dignity Amid Political and Pandemic Dischord
October 22, 2020
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta
Talking To Younger Generations About the Tough Issues
A panel discussion with Molly Tolsky and Jason Holtzman
June 28, 2020
Jewish Federations of North America
Evolution of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: From Assistance to Alliance
A panel discussion with Aryeh Halivni, Dan Raviv, Professor Kenneth Stein, and Dr. Lauren Strauss
March 2, 2020
AIPAC Policy Conference
Washington, DC
Waging Peace: Israel’s Historic Pursuit of Negotiations With Her Neighbors
A panel discussion with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich and Ambassador Dennis Ross
March 1, 2020
AIPAC Policy Conference
Washington, DC
The Israel Forum: 2020 Candidates and Israel — Where the Democratic Party is Heading
A panel discussion with Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, and Mark Mellman, president and CEO of the Democratic Majority For Israel.
February 19, 2020
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
New York, NY
The Day All Jewish Women Turned Invisible…and All the Days After That
A panel discussion with writer Esther Kustanowitz and Jewish Women’s Foundation CEO Jamie Allen Black.
February 16, 2020
Jewish Theological Seminary
New York, NY
Yeshiva University Student Newspaper Shabbaton
A weekend with the YU Commentator and YU Observer communities featuring three interactive discussions on Jewish journalism:
• How to win sources and influence your campus: a crash course in reporting
• Just the facts? What makes a news story or opinion piece worth reading — and writing
• From Pittsburgh to Poway and the City Streets: the challenges of understanding anti-Semitism in America today
December 13-14, 2019
Yeshiva University
New York, NY
Zionism and Communal Red Lines
A panel discussion with Peter Beinart and Lex Rofeberg
June 5, 2019
Temple Israel of Boston
Boston, MA
The Knesset Dissolved. What’s Next for Israel? 
A television special with Thane Rosenbaum, Heather Robinson, and Rabbi Mark S. Golub
May 31, 2019
Jewish Broadcasting Service
Detecting BS: Sourcing Accurate Information
A panel discussion with Richard Eisenberg, Michele Hollow, and Madeline Bodin
May 5, 2019
ASJA Writers Conference
New York, NY
America/Israel Policy: Next Voices
A panel discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, Amanda Berman, Sophia Kruger, and Matan Arad-Neeman
April 17, 2019
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Millennials 
A panel discussion with David Yarus, Sheila Katz, and Adam Teitelbaum
AIPAC Policy Conference
March 25, 2019
Washington, DC
The Israeli Psyche and Israel’s 2019 Elections
March 14, 2019
New York, NY
The History of the Movement to Boycott, Sanction, and Divest From Israel (BDS) 
Progressive Student Retreat
February 10, 2019
Washington, DC

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