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Sonia Taitz has spoken to audiences small and large, at bookstores, libraries, literary festivals, on television and radio, and to book groups — both in person and via Zoom.

Her topics include Tolerance, Parenthood and Career, Love (from filial to romantic), the Holocaust, Judaism (in all its branches) and being the American child of Immigrants.

She looks forward to hearing from you via the Contact Page.

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Earlier this week, I posted a story about me, my father, and success, entitled “Brass Buttons.”

Here is the video of me telling that story, produced by the MOTH Story Project for Barnard Reunion 2020.


Posted by Sonia Taitz on Saturday, July 11, 2020

“BRASS BUTTONS”: What Success Means to Me

Talk given at Barnard Reunion 2020
THE MOTH Storytelling Project

Interview from Writer’s Voice

Quote from this interview

“I think when you’re a mother your heart expands and it can never get back to its original size.”

Book TV 2013 Chicago Tribune Printers Row

Book TV Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest: Sonia Taitz

Sonia Taitz discusses her memoir, “The Watchmaker’s Daughter,” about growing up in New York City as the child of two Holocaust survivors. Ms. Taitz spoke about her book at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest.

Podcast from Beatrice, Life Stories #18 with Ron Hogan

Quote from this podcast

“My job, given to me as a child, was to change human history through words.”


Discussing DOWN UNDER, New York City 2015

Discussing DOWN UNDER, New York City

Barnes&Noble Sonia Taitz

Appearance at Barnes & Noble

Sonia at Barnard

Sonia Taitz in author’s panel on renewal – with Cathleen Schine and Judith Claire Mitchell, Barnard College

Congregation Adas Emuno
Leonia, NJ (via ZOOM)
Book Club Selection – January 12, 2021

Barnard Reunion
The Moth Story Project
Keynote Presentation
June 5, 2020

The Shed, Brooklyn
Book Talk on Antisemitism
The Watchmaker’s Daughter, with Kitty Zeldis, Not Our Kind
November 17, 2018

University of Hartford
Generations of the Shoah Conference, Speaker (The Watchmaker’s Daughter)
November 11, 2018

Bryant Park
New York, NY
Author appearance
June 19, 2018

JCC Miami
Great With Child
Miami, FL
February 6, 2018

Sisterhood Book Group
50th Anniversary Celebration
Great With Child
Dix Hills Jewish Center
Long Island, NY
December 5, 2017

Book Club Discussion
Great With Child
The Bookmark Shoppe
Brooklyn, NY
October 26, 2017

Books and Books
Reading of Great With Child
Miami, FL
June 14, 2017

Jewish Book Council
Presentation of Great With Child
New York, NY
May 24, 2017

The Corner Bookstore
Reading of Great With Child
New York, NY
April 25, 2017

Luncheon With Author
Palm Coast, FL
February 17, 2017

Library Reading
Palm Coast, FL
February 16th, 2017

The Russell JCC, Miami, FL
Jewish Book Review Series
Author Appearance
November 18, 2015 (The Watchmaker’s Daughter)
and January 6, 2016 (Down Under)

Book Club Discussion
Ft. Myers, FL
January 8, 2016

Book Court
Moderating Q and A with
novelist Yona Zeldis MacDonough
Brooklyn Heights, NY
February 2, 2016

Port Washington Jewish Center
Book Discussion
Port Washington, NY
February 10, 2016

Temple Sinai
Book Club
Reading/​Discussion of DOWN UNDER
Miami, FL
February 18, 2016

Book and Author Luncheon
Palm Beach, FL
March 4, 2016

Brandeis Lawyers and Judges
Yom Hashoah Lecture
Long Island, NY
May 12, 2016

St. John’s University
Author Appearance/​Workshop
Literary Conference
Annapolis, MD
May 21, 2016

Book Club
Philadelphia, PA
Skype Appearance
June 21, 2015

The Ramaz School
Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School
Award Ceremony in honor of
Simon and Gita Taitz & The Heritage of Lithuanian Jewry
co-sponsored by Assistance to Lithuanian Jews, New York, NY
June 16, 2015

The Jewish Book Council
Author Appearance
Discussion of Down Under
New York, NY
May 26th, 2015

Barnes & Noble
Reading and Signing of Down Under
The Upper West Side (my “local” — this is my 3rd appearance!)
New York, NY
January 7, 2015

Book Club
Discussion on Down Under
Private Venue/​Greenwich Village
New York, NY
January 13th, 2015

Radio WPKN – New Haven, CT
Interview with Binnie Klein
Podcast on Memoir
January 17th, 2015

Temple Judea
A Sisterhood Book Event
The Watchmaker’s Daughter and
Down Under
Manhasset, NY
March 10, 2015

Barnard College
Columbia University
Author’s Panel with novelist Cathleen Schine
New York, NY
May 28th, 2015

Temple Emanuel
of Palm Beach
Down Under:
The Book Club Selection
Palm Beach, FL
April, 2015

The Literary Society
of The Northern Trust Bank
“An Evening with Sonia Taitz”
Ft. Myers, FL
April 14, 2015

Jewish Educational Initiatives
an ORT Special Event
Keynote talk on “Jewish Mothers”
with author Patty Volk,
Chicago, IL
April 18, 2015

Luncheon and Book Talk
October, 2015
Long Island, NY

Temple Ansche Chesed
“Scribblers on the Roof” Series
Reading with Author Jay Neugeboren
The Watchmaker’s Daughter
and Down Under (a preview)
New York, NY
July 14th, 2014

FOX TV Rebroadcast
Yom Hashoah/​Holocaust Remembrance Day
Author appearance
(with head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center)
July 14th, 2014

The Authors’ Corner
for NPR “Morning Edition”
and “All Things Considered”
Taping – October 20, 2014
Air dates vary by affiliate

Jewish Book Month:
Dix Hills Jewish Center
The Sisterhood Selects DOWN UNDER
Throughout November, 2014
Long Island, NY

East Midwood Jewish Center
Jewish Book Month
Book and Author Dinner
The Grand Ballroom
November 13, 2014
Brooklyn, NY

Hadassah of Commack Hills
The TOVA Chapter
Author Luncheon and Book Talk
The Watchmaker’s Daughter and
Down Under
Long Island, NY
November 19th, 2014

Book Court
Reading and Signing of Down Under
December 3, 2014
Brooklyn Heights, NY

Radio Play Commissioned by NPR
“The Day Starts in the Night”
Based on The Watchmaker’s Daughter
Air date: January 3, 2014
Live stream and archive at

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
A Jewish Book Council Event
HBI Conversation: The Watchmaker’s Daughter
Boca Raton, FL
February 4th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
February 5th, 2014 at 9:30 AM AND 3:30 PM

NPR National Affiliates
“The Author’s Corner”
with Peter Johnson for Morning Edition
February 11, 2014
Air dates vary by affiliated stations

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
“The Ramaz Synagogue”
A Sisterhood Book Club Evening
Discussion of The Watchmaker’s Daughter
New York, NY
February 11, 2014

Bookmania Festival
Special 20th Anniversary Celebration
Presented by The Library Foundation of Martin County
Memoir Panelist (with Dani Shapiro
and Claire Bidwell Smith)
Stuart, FL
March 8, 2014

Hadassah of Nassau County
The Yashar Chapter: “Lawyers and Judges Division”
Book and Author Evening
March 13, 2014
Great Neck, New York[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has personally requested/​received a copy!]

The Council House
New York Council of Jewish Women
Author Presentation and Signing
New York, NY
May 15, 2014

The Holocaust Educational Network
Holocaust and Human Rights:
“The Role of Education”
Presentation to National Secondary School Educators
Salisbury University, MD
June 25, 2014 (postponed until 2015)

The JCC of Manhattan
Book Talk on The Watchmaker’s Daughter
The Jewish Community Center
New York, NY
January 17th, 2013

YMCA Auditorium
Berkeley Festival of Women Authors:
Keynote Speaker
Berkeley, CA
January 26, 2013

The Jewish Community Library
Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE)
co-sponsored by Hadassah
Lecture and Discussion
San Francisco, CA
January 27, 2013

The 92nd Street Y
Book Discussion: “Prisoner or Princess?”
Moderator, Sonia Taitz
with Talia Carner, author of Jerusalem Maiden
and Deborah Feldman, author of Unorthodox
New York, NY
February 13, 2013
Audiotape Available

Temple Beth Tefiloh
A Jewish Book Council Event
and “Mercaz Series” Lecture
w/​ Jewish Book Award Finalist Mary Glickman
Baltimore, MD
February 25, 2013[The largest Modern Orthodox Congregation in the U.S.]

New York Presbyterian Hospital/​Cornell
Outreach Program/​Adult Education
Lecture, Discussion, and Signing
New York, NY
March 12, 2013

The Easthampton Library
Author Talk and Signing
East Hampton, NY
March 16, 2013

Spoken Interludes
Authors’ Talk and Banquet Series
with Nathan Englander
and Blake Bailey (biographer of Philip Roth)
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
March 20, 2013

FOX TV Interview
Yom Hashoah Commemoration
with the Broadway cast of “My Name is Asher Lev”
and Rabbi Burg, Director of The Simon Wiesenthal Center
New York, NY
April 6, 2013

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
HBI Conversations
A Jewish Book Council Event
Baltimore MD;
Columbia, MD;
and Bethesda, MD
April 9-11, 2013

Temple Beth El
Yom Hashoah/​Yom Ha’Atzmaut
Kabbalat Shabbat Lecture
Fairfield, CT
April 12, 2013

Hadassah Book Group
Author Talk and Luncheon
Miami, FL
April 25, 2013

Hadassah New York
at the Hadassah House
Author Appearance and Book Talk
New York, NY
May 28, 2013

The Forest Hills Library
Author Appearance and Book Talk
Queens, NY
June 3, 2013

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
HBI Conversations
A Jewish Book Council Event
Stamford, CT
June 6, 2013

Printer’s Row Lit Fest
Sponsored by The Chicago Tribune
Featured Author/​Keynote
Chicago, IL
June 8, 2013

C-Span broadcast
“Book Talk” Series
June 8, 2013, and other dates
Archived at C-Span
Taped at Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

The New York Public Library
Reading and Discussion
New York, NY
June 13, 2013

The Fire Island Synagogue
Author Appearance/​ Book Talk
Interviewed by author and Rabbi Zoe Klein
(Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles)
Fire Island, NY
July 7th, 2013

Hadassah of Sea-Port, Long Island
Annual “Book & Author” Luncheon
The Country Club
Port Jefferson, NY
October 24, 2013

The Fifth Avenue Synagogue
Annual Meeting and Memorial Service
Holocaust Survivors and The Second Generation
Keynote Lecturer
New York, NY
October 27, 2013

Private Venue
National Council of Jewish Women
Salon Think Tank on Women’s Issues
New York, NY
October 29, 2013

Barnes & Noble
Author Appearance and Signing
Salisbury, MD
November 4, 2013

Congregation Beth Israel
Author Appearance and Book Talk
Salisbury, MD
November 4, 2013

The Council House
National Council of Jewish Women
Mini-Course on Memoir
New York, NY
4 Thursdays in November, 2013

NPR Affiliate/​Delmarva
Hour-Long Radio Interview
Salisbury, MD
November 29th, 2013

Museum of Jewish Heritage:
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Tribute to the Albanian Rescue
New York, NY
December 8, 2013

John Jay College
Sundays at Jasa Series
Sponsored by the United Jewish Appeal
Author Lecture and Signing
The City University of New York,
New York, NY
December 15, 2013

The Jewish Braille Institute
The Watchmaker’s Daughter
and In The King’s Arms
Recorded by author and Archived by JBI,
Sponsored by The Library of Congress
New York, NY

Barnes & Noble
Author Interview with Boston Globe Book Critic
& NYT Best-Selling Novelist Caroline Leavitt
The Upper West Side
New York, NY
October 11, 2012

The Fairfield Library
Author Series
Book Talk and Luncheon
Fairfield, CT
October 25th, 2012

Book Festival
Women Read/​Women Write
Keynote Speaker
Pittsburgh. PA
October 27th, 2012

Radio WPKN – Binnie Klein
Full Hour Author/​Book Interview
November 1, 2012
Tune in: http:/​/​​

Oxford University Club
Oxford/​America Foundation
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
November 1, 2012
Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

United Jewish Federation
JCC Stamford. /​ Tapestry Series Lecture:
“Looking at Intermarriage and Conversion”
Stamford, CT
November 17, 2012

Anne Levine Radio
Full Hour Author/​Book Interview
November, 2012

Podcast: Beatrice/​Shelf Awareness
Author’s Series with Ron Hogan
“Life Stories: The Art of The Memoir:”
Recorded December 3, 2012
Archived as #18 in Author Series
(others in the series include Alex Witchel and Will Schwalbe)