Events

 

March 2022

From our first conversation, Ari Mittleman was a pleasure to work with. Responsive, interesting, generous, and kind, Ari is fascinating in his own right and brought the brilliant Olga Meshoe Washington to share her personal story as well. Ari and Olga’s remarks were thought-provoking, inspiring, and well-received by both donor audiences to whom they spoke. I highly recommend bringing Ari (& Olga) to your community. You won’t be disappointed.

Emily Richman

Chief Development Officer, Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

February 2022

Our first assembly after two years was really inspiring and informative.
Ari and Aston – Jewish and non-Jewish – made a really strong impression on
me and other students. We left energized. Ari’s messages of optimism and
hope and Aston’s stories of courage were empowering with everything on the
mind of Jewish Day School students nowadays.

Matthew K

Posnack High School Student

What an engaging and inspiring evening, hearing from Ari, Aston, and Gloria! They truly are heroic and they give hope to humanity. We were honored to hear the stories of these righteous individuals who go above and beyond to stand up for Israel at a time when Israel can use our unwavering support. Gloria and Aston bring energy and enthusiasm to the work they do everyday and they inspire others to want to do more. Bravo to Ari for highlighting their stories!

Jeri Zimmerman

Executive Director, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley

Ari Mittleman fostered an intimate and engaging evening. Alongside featured guests, he expertly guided the conversation, offering insight into the writing process and bringing their stories off the pages, all while leaving the audience needing and wanting to read on in the pages of Paths of the Righteous.

Sophie Feinberg

Books and Books - Coral Gables, Florida - Events and Marketing Manager

We were fortunate to showcase Ari Mittleman’s new book. Last night’s event was moving and inspiring. Through Aston and Gloria’s insights and inspiring acts of kindness, it taught us the importance of creating a Kiddush Hashem and to experience life to its fullest potential!

Shaina Levin

Yeshiva University

Ari led a thought-provoking and engaging conversation that brought to life the stories he tells in his book. It was truly an inspiring evening.

Howard Libit

Executive Director, Baltimore Jewish Council.

January 2022

Delaware was honored to be the ‘First State’ to host Ari and Olga, scheduled two days after MLK Day. The topic, Reflecting on MLK’s Legacy: Fighting the Apartheid Myth, Strengthening Israel-Africa Relations, served as a timely discussion and stressed the importance of education. We were reminded that you have to be prepared to stand alone in this fight for truth. Thank you Ari and Olga for your conviction and for sharing your story of hope.

Seth J. Katzen

President & CEO/Jewish Federation of Delaware.

Ari’s passion toward Judaism, his inspiration to find and emulate heroes, and his love for a Jewish Day School education truly made for a powerful program.

Amy Golding

M.S. Ed. Head of School.