I love to tell the story of Trochenbrod. It’s a fascinating story. Trochenbrod is a part of East European general and Jewish history, and yet is relatively unknown.


In my presentations I use slides, storytelling, readings, and music specially composed for Trochenbrod to recreate the vanished town and the unique world of Jewish life there. I also explain what it took to uncover the story of this hidden place, and some of the surprises that I discovered along the way.


The presentation takes about an hour, and is followed by Q&A and book signings of The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod.


You can reach me at abendavid4@gmail.com to discuss author events; interviews for print, radio, television, and other media; or participation in panels and other book activities.

92nd Street Y, New York, February 2011

The audience at McIntyre’s Bookstore, Fearrington, NC, January 2011

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC, November 2010

JCC, Seattle, October 2010

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Click The Heavens Are Empty author talk to see a 40-minute video of my May 2013 author talk at ”Ingleside Residences” in Washington, DC.