Current Events

Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and Laemmle Theatres screening of “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.” Panel discussion follows with historian Stephen Sass and Barbara Isenberg, Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. August 25, 2019, 4:40 pm.

How Editorials Happen: A conversation with Nicholas Goldberg, editor of the LA Times editorial pages, Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, May 9, 2018.

Fiddler on the Roof talk and book signing,  Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen Wise Drive, Los Angeles, February 9, 2017.

Close Up and Personal: Dinner and Conversation with Rabbi Ken Chasen. Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 No. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles. Nov. 20, 2016

A Celebration of Fiddler on the Roof. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA. Talk, musical performance, book signing and dessert reception. Nov. 5, 2016.

Art Matters: A Visit with Norman Lear. American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air, CA. Norman Lear and Barbara Isenberg in conversation about Lear’s storied television career, political activism, new book and PBS-bound documentary. Sept. 18, 2016.

Barnes & Noble, 160 East 54th St., New York, NY, May 9, 2016,  7pm, Tradition! author Barbara Isenberg and audiobook narrator Adam Grupper, from Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” discussion and book signing.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 9, 2016, Norris Theater, panel moderator for  “Make Em Laugh: A Look at Comedy from All Sides,” and book signing.

Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center, 1 East 65th St., New York, NY,  March 2, 2016, 6:30 pm, “Books on Broadway: Tradition!” talk and book signing.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rancho Mirage Public Library and Annenberg Center, January 22, 2016,  71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Illustrated talk on Frank Gehry.

Art Matters: Inside LACMA’s Frank Gehry Exhibition, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air, CA. Barbara Isenberg interviews LACMA curator Stephanie Barron, January 10, 2016.

Fiddler on the Roof screening, sing-a-long and book signing,  Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd.,  Los Angeles. December 24, 2015, 6:30 pm book signing, 7:30 pm, film.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Store, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, December 6,  2015, noon to 5pm, book signing.

Temple Beth El Riverside, talk, book signing, potluck supper and “Fiddler on the Roof” screening, 2675 Central Avenue, Riverside, CA, November 14, 2015.

USC Casden Conversations Series, Barbara Isenberg and Gail Eichenthal, Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, USC, Doheny Library, April 26, 2015.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 18, 2015, “All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age,” panel discussion and book signing.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Rancho Mirage Public Library and Annenberg Center, January 21-24, 2015, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Featured talk on “Tradition!”

Wilshire Boulevard Temple Community Concert and Sing-along , 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. December 14, 2014, “Tradition!” talk, book signing and “Fiddler on the Roof” 50th anniversary celebration.

Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL, December 9,  2014, 8pm, “Tradition!” talk and book signing.

Marcus Jewish Community Center Book Festival,  MJCCA-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, (Atlanta), GA.,November 12, 2014, talk and signing.

The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., New York, NY, November 10, 2014, Barbara Isenberg and playwright John Weidman talk about “Fiddler on the Roof” and other musicals and book signing.

The Village Temple, 33 East 12th Street, New York, NY, November 7, 2014, music from “Fiddler on the Roof,” Shabbat, talk and dinner.

Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT., November 5, 2014, 6:30 pm talk and book signing.

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO, November 3, 2014, 7:30 pm, talk and book signing.

Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St., New York, NY, September 22, 2014, 7pm, Barbara Isenberg hosts 50th anniversary celebration of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Joanna Merlin, Austin Pendleton and Jerry Zaks and book signing.

WAMC-FM, Northeast Public Radio, “Roundtable,” September 22, 2014, Ian Pickus interviews Barbara Isenberg.  Hear it at WAMC online

Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St at San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2014, 7pm, talk and book signing

Regent Theatre, 1045 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 2014, 3pm, Stephen Farber hosts “Fiddler on the Roof” screening, book signing and discussion with Theodore Bikel, Barbara Isenberg and Lynn Stalmaster

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2014, 8pm, talk and book signing

Earlier Events

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, April 20, 2013, panel moderator for “Telling Hollywood Tales” and book signing.

Skirball Cultural Center, Sept. 22, 2011, Barbara Isenberg interviews Julie Salamon about her new book, “Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.”

Books&Books, Miami Beach, Florida, January 24, 2011, illustrated talk about “Conversations with Frank Gehry”and book signing.

Beverly Hills Forum, Beverly Hills City Hall, December 7, 2010, “Conversations with Frank Gehry” talk and book signing

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA, April 24, 2010, “Carolyn See & Lisa See in Conversation with Barbara Isenberg;” April 25th, 2010 “Biography: The Artist’s Life.”

WBAI-FM, New York, “Nonfiction,” December 18, 2009, Harry Allen interviews Barbara Isenberg.

Chicago Architecture Foundation, illustrated talk about “Conversations with Frank Gehry” and signing, October 15, 2009, 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

Getty Center, June 4, 2009, 7pm: Wim deWit, Getty architecture curator, interviews Frank Gehry and Barbara Isenberg about her new book, “Conversations with Frank Gehry”

Free Library of Philadelphia, May 12, 2009, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., Barbara Isenberg in conversation with Frank Gehry.

New York Public Library, May 11, 2009, 7pm: Bartos Forum Humanities and Social Sciences Library 5th Avenue and 42nd St NY, NY. Paul Holdengraber in conversation with Frank Gehry, Barbara Isenberg and Alex Ross.
Watch it on YouTube

Los Angeles Public Library, ALOUD series, April 16, 2009, Barbara Isenberg interviews arts impresarios David Sefton and Mark Murphy

University of Southern California, January 23, 2009, Barbara Isenberg discusses her forthcoming book about Frank Gehry
Hear it at Knopf online

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