Abigail Pogrebin

Abigail Pogrebin is the author of Stars of David and One and the Same. She moderates the interview series “What Everyone's Talking About” at the JCC in Manhattan.

Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg: ‘Everybody Knows I’m a Jew’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

Paul Mazursky: ‘I Was Born Eating Kreplach and Matzoh Brei and Lox’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

High Holiday Services Are Boring. Here’s How We Can Fix Them.

Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.

Ed Koch ‘Not Liberal Enough for the West Side’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

Coming of Age

Writing a song for my synagogue, hearing it sung at Lincoln Center, and finally finding the right words to tell my kids why Judaism is important

‘Proud to Be Jewish’

Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.

Immersion

A newfound fascination with exploring her religion brought a somewhat reluctant joiner to Limmud NY, a frenzied three-day festival of Jewish thought. Here’s her diary.

Son of Refugees

In the book Stars of David, diplomat Richard Holbrooke considered whether his family’s background led to his career

Don Hewitt on His Judaism

The ‘60 Minutes’ creator died today at 86. For the book ‘Stars of David,’ he talked about his religion.

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