Celebrated comedy writers and good friends Cindy Chupack and Annabelle Gurwitch discuss how they mine humor from heartbreak and humiliation, and whether it’s possible to find laughter in the time of Covid.  Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

Sunday, September 6

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Whose are the shoulders we stand on and where can we find their stories? Meet Judith Rosenbaum, feminist, educator, historian, writer, activist and CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive.  Program includes a brief digital performance by Emma Berdie Donson and Q&A from Zoom participants. Moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum.

Sunday, August 23

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Psychiatrist Shelly Cohen M.D, J.D. and clinical psychologist Anita Siegman Ph.D. will help us understand and manage the responses of our bodies and minds during the pandemic.  Program includes a brief digital performance by Rosie Moss and Q&A from Zoom participants. Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

August 9, 11am PDT

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Dressing Hollywood

A talk and Q&A with award winning costume designer Debra McGuire. Plus a photo fashion show of Debra’s work. Moderated by Arlene Sarner. Program includes a Q&A from Zoom participants.

July 26, 2020 11am PST

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JWT to Participte in Women’s Theatre Festival

The popular and prestigious Women’s Theatre Festival (WTF), based in North Carolina but streaming the world over, will include live performances of eight stories from Inside Our Time: Stories from the Sheltering, Jewish Women’s Theatre’s thoughtful and touching look at what COVID-19 is doing to our lives, our families, our communities, and ourselves.

July 18/July 25, 2020

Fierce, Funny and Fabulously Alive: Jewish Theater in America

A conversation with Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director of Theatre J, America’s premiere Jewish Theater in Washington , DC and award-winning playwright Alix Sobler. Program includes a brief digital performance by Sean Topps and Q&A from Zoom participants. Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

July 12, 2020 11am PST

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Double Lives: Two Acclaimed Persian-American Authors 

Join us for a conversation with Esther Amini and Jacqueline Saper, authors of 2 new autobiographies that reveal the struggles and triumphs of growing up Jewish and Persian. Program includes a brief digital performance by AJ Meijer and Q&A from Zoom participants. Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

June 28, 11am PST

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Order Jacqueline’s book From Miniskirt to Hijab by clicking here

Straight Talk with Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., MPA (ret)

Rear Admiral Blumenthal will provide trustworthy, truthful medical information as she shares her expertise in women’s health, COVID-19, and other epidemic threats.  Program includes a brief digital performance by AJ Meijer and Q&A from Zoom participants. Moderated by Arlene Sarner.

June 14, 11am PST

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Jewish Soul Sisters: A Conversation with Rabbis Toba August and Naomi Levy

The story of a 30-year friendship between two remarkable rabbis that has deeply influenced each other’s lives and the lives of thousands of people all over the world. Program includes a musical selection by Marnina Schon plus Q&A with Zoom participants. Moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum.

May 31, 2020

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Jewish Nonprofits:Making Mitzvot Across America

Three prominent Jewish nonprofit leaders chat about books, grandparents and Southern Jews.  Join Naomi Firestone-Teeter, David Raphael and Michele Schipper  Program includes a brief digital performance by Sean Topps plus a Q&A session with Zoom participants. Moderated by Maureen Rubin.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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A Conversation with Angella Nazarian

Angella Nazarian discusses her new book, Creative Couples: Collaborations That Changed History.  The interview will be conducted by Arlene Sarner, who also wrote the script for a brief digital performance by Kate Zentall.   Program includes live interviews with lawyers Nicole Kelly and Josh Ezrin plus a Q&A session with Zoom participants.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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A Conversation with Rob Eshman-New Virtual Sunday Morning at the Braid

The former publisher of the Jewish Journal and new national editor of the Jewish newspaper, The Forward, talks with author Lisa Rosenbaum.  Q&A session with Zoom participants following.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Passover 2020 The Un-Loneliness of the Long Distance Seder

Join JWT’s Andrew Fromer and Lisa Rosenbaum, author and JWT writer, for a pre-holiday Zoom chat with Amelia Saltzman, award-winning food and culture author. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Deborah’s Daughters: Jewish Women Judges

Meet today’s Deborahs: L.A. Superior Court Judge Renée Korn and L.A. Superior Court Judge Angela J. Davis
Learn about their journeys and daily activities on the bench that allow them to carry on the tradition of scholarship, ability, fairness and achievement.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Includes breakfast, performance, discussion and Q&A.

Taught by Smadar Knobler

Artist Smadar Knobler provides all supplies including silk scarf, wood frame and paint.  Light lunch included.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Jewish Women’s Theatre Hosts its First-Ever Comedy Club Night:

Three Jews and A Blonde Walk Into the Braid

A night of standup featuring Emmy Award-winning comedian Monica Piper and her very funny women friends.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Getting Older Without Getting Old:
Jewish Women Gracefully Aging and Still Doing it All

With artist and USC professor Ruth Weisberg, family law attorney Rosaline Zukerman and Rabbi Emerita Laura Geller

Includes light breakfast, Performance, discussion and Q&A, plus book signing by Rabbi Geller

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hippie Woman Wild!
Performance and Author Talk with Carol Schlanger

Why did a not-so-nice Jewish girl, expelled from Yale Drama during the Vietnam protests, abandon her acting dream to follow the man she loves to an off-the-grid commune in Oregon?

Includes light breakfast, discussion and Q&A

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bravissima! Jewish Women in Music

Jewish women musicians are rocking the world and JWT is thrilled to present three of the best: composer Miriam Cutler, flute soloist Susan Greenberg and conductor Rachael Worby, with dancer Lillian Barbeito.

Includes light breakfast, panel discussion and Q&A

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Interactive storytelling event at The Braid, with food, signature drinks, and music, for young Jewish professionals and their friends.

Saturday, April 6 7:30-9:30PM

Jewish Women Foodies:Tradition & Innovation

Join Susan Feniger, Dr. Beth Ricanati and Amelia Saltsman for a great morning of culinary chat, a demonstration revealing the therapeutic value of challah baking and a very special raffle with prizes.

Includes light breakfast and demonstration.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Jewish Women Philanthropists

Meet Los Angeles philanthropists Jill Black Zalben and Annette Shapiro, and Jewish Community Foundation’s Natella Royzman, sharing their stories about where a passion for giving has taken their lives.  Added bonus: A short, dramatic performance about the Sears Roebuck’s president’s daughter who became the Grande Dame of philanthropy.

Includes light breakfast and performance.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

Past & Present: Russian Jewish American Stories @ The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Culver City

Stories, plays and songs of Russian-speaking Jews exploring the life they lived in the FSU and the life they are living today as Americans.
Ticket includes private museum viewing and reception.

Sunday, November 11

Launching Our 11th Season

Celebrate Jews in America with a NEW Salon Show, dessert buffet, and special surprises in a beautiful home and garden in Brentwood.  Bring someone new to JWT and receive a special gift.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Bagels & Bestsellers @ The Braid
with Leslie Schwartz

Her powerful new memoir: “The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time” is one of atonement, transcendence, and of a passionate love of words.

Sunday, August 26

Corky Hale, music legend, producer, pioneering social activist and philanthropist, shares her story in Corky Hale Uncorked, Music, Marriage and Making a Difference. 

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Best-selling and award-winning author, creator, and producer, Dete Meserve, shares her new non-fiction book Random Acts of Kindness. 

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Hidden secrets and provocative pictures in Haggadot through from around the world.

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Jewish Women in Hollywood: Gamechangers

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

United Colors of Jews
A Storytelling Event

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Creating Empires
Entrepreneurial Woman

July 16, 2017

Film Screening
A Classy Broad

April 23, 2017

Bagels & Bestsellers
at the Skirball Center

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Art
of Storytelling

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Night of
Jewish Comedy

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bagels & Bestsellers
Christopher Noxon

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bagels & Bestsellers
Maggie Anton

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bagels & Bestsellers
Gina Nahai

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bagels & Bestsellers
Alexis Landau

Sunday, April 16, 2016