Past events

Sunday, March 22, 2015

With poet Zackary Sholem Berger, master of ceremonies Leyzer Burko, singer and violinist Eléonore Biezunski, and accordionist Ilan Moss after a reading and concert at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Cultural Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

After a Valentine’s Day Poetry Reading with poets Gabeba Baderoon and Julia Spicher Kasdorf hosted by Pearl Gluck. State College, Pa. Photo: Boaz Dvir

Saturday, October 11, 2014

After a poetry reading hosted by Miriam Isaacs in Lund, Sweden.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

With poet Barbara Buckman Strasko before a reading at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) (Photo: Sebastian Collett)

Tuesday, June 25, 2014

TED Talks: Poetry reading at the 49th Annual Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) conference, Westin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Saturday, May 3, 2014

After a group reading called “The Poetry of Becoming” at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Saturday, May 3, 2014.  From left: Steven Cramer, Leah Harmon, Samantha Libby, Deborah Leipziger, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, and Richard Ballon (Photo: Sahara)

Friday, May 2, 2014

After a reading at the Center Communities of Brookline, Hebrew Senior Life, Brookline, Massachusetts, Friday, May 2, 2014 (Photo: Cindy Katzeff)
Reading at Temple Sinai
Brookline, MA 02446

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Before a reading at the Calamus Bookstore, Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday, May 1, 2014.  (Photo: Brian Gale)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Yiddish poetry game, co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center, Farbrengen Havurah
Adas Israel Congregation
Washington, DC 20008

Friday, March 28, 2014

From left to right: Rebecca Lynne Fullan, Gordon Lang, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Bonnie Morris, Ken Pobo, and Joseph Ross after a group reading from This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Friday, March 28, 2014 (Photo: Peter Montgomery)

January 8, 2014

After a discussion with a class, “Inventing and Designing a ‘Poetry Game,’” co-taught by Zahara Heckscher and Zein El-Amine, Jimenez Porter Writers House, Dorchester Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. (Photo: Julie Brown)

October 13, 2013

At a book party for Prayers of a Heretic/Tfiles fun an apikoyres held at the home of Ellen Cassedy and Jeff Blum, Takoma Park, Md., Sunday, October 13, 2013.  (Photo: Phil Tavolacci)

September 18, 2013

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub's poems set to music by Michał Górczyński were performed by Malerai/Goldstein/Macecki at Pardon, To Tu, Pl. Grzybowski, 12/16 00 - 104, Warsaw, Poland.

August 27, 2013

At a signing after a reading from Prayers of a Heretic/Tfiles fun apikoyres at the Library of Congress, Tuesday, August 27, 2013.  (Photo: Peggy Pearlstein)

To view a webcast of Yermiyahu Ahron Taub’s August 27, 2013 reading from Prayers of a Heretic/Tfiles fun an apikoyres at the Library of Congress, click here.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

From left to right: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Michael Klein, and Dan Vera after their poetry reading at the OutWrite Book Festival held at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, Washington, DC. (Photo: Peter Montgomery)

Friday, August 3, 2012

From left to right: Gregg Shapiro, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Regie Cabico, and Joseph Ross after a reading  for Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion, and Spirituality at the OutWrite Book Festival held at DC Center for the LGBT Community, 1318 U Street NW. This event was co-sponsored by the DC Center for the LGBT Community and GLBT Outreach and Education (GLOE) at the Jewish Community Center. (Photo: Dan Vera.)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A reading for and conversation with Professor Jeffrey Shandler's Modern Yiddish Literature Class, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

From left to right: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Ching-In Chen, Blas Falconer, Kazim Ali, Daniel Nathan Terry, Joseph Ross, Kevin Simmonds, and Gregg Shapiro after a reading from Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011) at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, True Reformer Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 22, 2012.  Photo: Alan W. King.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

From Left to Right: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Dr. Miriam Isaacs (moderator), and Dr. Zackary Sholem Berger after a reading of Yiddish- and English-language poetry co-sponsored by Tifereth Israel Congregation and Yiddish of Greater Washington, Sunday, February 12, 2012.  Photo: Ken Giese.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

An Evening of LGBT Jewish Poetry
“Sunday Kind of Love Series,” hosted by Sarah Browning
Featuring Julie Enszer, Eryca Kasse, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Busboys & Poets Shirlington
4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, Va. 22206

Sunday, October 16, 2011

From left to right: Niki Herd, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Joseph Ross, and Kevin Simmonds after a reading in the “Sunday Kind of Love” poetry series hosted by Sarah Browning in celebration of the new anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion, and Spirituality edited by Kevin Simmonds (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011) at Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2011. Photo: Nori Hara.

June 17, 2011

With Anne Becker at “Pleasures of Collaboration: Poets, Dancers, and Musicians at Play,” a collaboration between poets, dancers, and musicians, led by Anne Becker in the culminating event of her tenure as Poet Laureate of Takoma Park, Md., Takoma Park Auditorium, June 17, 2011. Photo: Ashira Malka.

June 7, 2011

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub discussing the cover of Uncle Feygele during the Q & A period after a reading at the Library of Congress sponsored by the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, June 7, 2011. Photo: Levon Avdoyan

To view a webcast of Yermiyahu Ahron Taub’s June 7, 2011, reading from Uncle Feygele at the Library of Congress, click here.

February 3, 2011

Plain View Press Reading and Reception in conjunction with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

International Visions Gallery
2629 Connecticut Avenue, NW, # 2
Washington, DC 20008

June 14, 2010

From left to right: Adam Stone, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, and Danny Balel in front of a portrait of Tony Kushner by Robert Giard, before a reading entitled “Particular Voices of Today: Readings by New GLBT Poets,” Monday, June 14, 2010. The reading was held in conjunction with an exhibition of Robert Giard's photos entitled "Robert Giard's Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Writers," Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Washington, DC Jewish Community Center. Photo: Phil Bieber.

April 5, 2010

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (right) with poet Jason Gray, after a reading in the Cafe Muse Literary Series presented by the Word Works in collaboration with Friendship Heights Village Center at Friendship Heights Village Center, Chevy Chase, Md., April 5, 2010. Photo: David A. Uffelman.

March 15, 2010

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (right) with novelist T Cooper, after a reading and discussion sponsored by the programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jewish Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., March 15, 2010. Photo: Cecile Kuznitz.

January 31, 2010 

Benefit for Capturing Fire: National Queer Slam and Summit
Featuring Tara Hardy and Tristan Silverman with "Brothertongue" (Gay Male Poets of DC, including Chris August, JT Bullock, and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub)
Curated and hosted by Regie Cabico
$10 suggested donation

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Rabbit Room
52 O St, NW #100
Washington, DC • METRO: New York Avenue (Red Line)

For more information, e-mail

September 4, 2009

Lunchtime Conversation/Reading (in Yiddish)
11:30 a.m.
Leyvik Hoyz/Leyvik House
Dov Hoz 30
Tel-Aviv, Israel 63416

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, left, with Daniel Galay, composer, pianist, and director of Leivick House, and Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, Leivick House, Tel Aviv, September 4, 2009. Photo: Leyzer Burko

July 7, 2009
Poetry Reading
7:30 p.m.
Homolatte @ Big Chicks/Tweet
5024 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago IL 60640
Free admission/pass the hat
All ages

June 4, 2009
Poetry Reading
12 noon-one p.m.
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room
LJ220, Jefferson Building
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division. Free and Open to the Public.

To view a webcast of Yermiyahu Ahron Taub’s June 4, 2009, reading at the Library of Congress, click here. (4 KB RealPlayer media file)

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Poetry Reading/Celebration (primarily in Yiddish)
Sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington
JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

A reading at Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville, Md., February 22, 2009.  Photo: Ken Giese

With Kelly M. Cresap (right), author of Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete (Illinois, 2004), after a reading in Randy's Gay Lit Reading Series, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., February 15, 2009. Photo: Jon Carr

After a reading sponsored by Bloom Magazine at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, New York City, May 17, 2006, from left to right: poets Robin Becker, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Elaine Sexton, and Timothy Liu. Photo: Pearl Gluck.