Laura E. Adkins is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker based in New York City. She is the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She was previously the Deputy Opinion Editor at the Forward, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel. At the Forward, she wrote about kosher wine, orthodoxy, data and built interactive maps — though usually not all at the same time.

Laura’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York TimesSELF, Glamour, and elsewhere. Laura is an avid marathoner and makes a mean garlic za’atar challah.

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Laura E. Adkins is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker based in New York City. She is the Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and an adjunct professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She was previously the Deputy Opinion Editor at the Forward, the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel. At the Forward, she wrote about kosher wine, orthodoxy, data and built interactive maps — though usually not all at the same time. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York TimesSELF, Glamour, and elsewhere. Laura is an avid marathoner and makes a mean garlic za’atar challahClick here to subscribe to her newsletter, LEA in Brief

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Past Events

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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