Speaking Engagements

Based on research done for my Master’s thesis, I have compiled a lecture/slide presentation exploring the origin of Jewish ceremonial objects used in the home. In person or via zoom, I will discuss major holidays and celebrations and the ceremonial objects used in accordance with them. Rituals, superstitions, and religious requirements are noted, as well as Christian influence and the artistic influence of the country in which they were created.  I am happy to speak at your organization or community group.

Through my lecture I hope to educate both Jews and non-Jews about this aspect of Jewish cultural heritage. The 50-minute presentation includes approximately 100 slides.

Please contact me if you would like more information on this enlightening presentation.


"Via zoom, Frann Addison presented her program, "The History of Jewish Ceremonial Objects" for the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. It was a pleasure working with Frann throughout the entire process. She was very organized and is a skilled and thorough presenter.  The program was inspiring. I am pleased to highly recommend Frann Addison".                                                                         

-- Nancy Maurice Rogers, Program Director, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

“The History of Jewish Ceremonial Objects”

Phone: (978) 808-4262
E-mail: fsajudaica@yahoo.com