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Book Deal Announcement: ON A CHARIOT OF FIRE

November 8th, 2022|Comments Off on Book Deal Announcement: ON A CHARIOT OF FIRE

I am so excited to tell the story of the legendary origin of the Bene Israel Jews of India along with Bene Israel artist Siona Benjamin. 

Creating Alone Together: The Making of a Picture Book Debut

May 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Creating Alone Together: The Making of a Picture Book Debut

On 1 June, 2022, Jen Jamieson (illustrator) and I will talk about our PB debut: Alone Together on Dan Street. We'll discuss all the steps that went into the making of the book debut, from idea [...]

From Publishers Weekly: Kids’ Titles That Put the ‘Holy’ in ‘Holiday’

March 10th, 2022|Comments Off on From Publishers Weekly: Kids’ Titles That Put the ‘Holy’ in ‘Holiday’

Alone Together on Dan Street is included in Publishers Weekly's Kids' Titles That Put the ‘Holy’ in ‘Holiday’ https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/88697-kids-titles-that-put-the-holy-in-holiday.html

Book Deal Announcement: ZHEN YU AND THE SNAKE

February 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Book Deal Announcement: ZHEN YU AND THE SNAKE

From Publishers Marketplace: Erica Lyons's ZHEN YU AND THE SNAKE, pitched as a retelling of the famous story of Rabbi Akiva's daughter and the snake from the Talmud, set in Kaifeng, China in the 12th [...]

Changemakers: Jewish Federations of North America (15 June 2021)

June 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Changemakers: Jewish Federations of North America (15 June 2021)

As the founder of Asian Jewish Life, I'll be speaking with Changemakers Fellows about my story and the impact I'm making on the Jewish community and through a Jewish lens. This event is scheduled for [...]

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The Vaccine Wasn’t Ready in Time to Save Mom

May 9th, 2021|Comments Off on The Vaccine Wasn’t Ready in Time to Save Mom

It’s Sunday, April 11, 2021. Two days from now, it will have been one year since my mother passed away, according to the Gregorian calendar. The yahrzeit, or anniversary on the Hebrew calendar, has just [...]

WJC Plenary: Diversity in Jewish Leadership – Pathways & Opportunities for an Inclusive Future (13 May 2021)

April 9th, 2021|Comments Off on WJC Plenary: Diversity in Jewish Leadership – Pathways & Opportunities for an Inclusive Future (13 May 2021)

On 13 May 2021, 09:00 (New York), 15:00 (Brussels), 16:00 (Jerusalem) at the WJC Plenary, I will participate in a panel discussion on Diversity in Jewish Leadership – Pathways & Opportunities for an Inclusive Future. This event [...]

Text Message from Mom

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Text Message from Mom

I woke up today to three new text messages from my mother. We buried her in April, but apparently not her phone... A 100-word story To read more, go to Big Whoopie Deal