Upcoming Events

May 4, 2020 – 11:15am

Zibby Owens, of the award-winning literary podcast: “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books”— interviews Esther Amini on Zibby Owens’ Instagram Live Show.

may 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day

 Jewish Women’s Theatre performs Esther Amini’s story: “Kicking High and Hard” on Mother’s Day

may 27, 2020 – 7:00pm

“Let’s Talk Books” – with Christina Chiu on YouTube

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JUNE 12, 2020

Nicole Nowparvar interviews Esther on her Podcast

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JUNE 25, 2020 – 6:30PM

The Beth Jacob Jewish Book Club will meet to discuss “Concealed: Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador & America” by Esther Amini

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JUNE 28, 2020 – 11am pdt

Sunday Morning at the Braid

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August 19, 2020

Lilith Magazine interviews Esther Amini during their 2020 “Lilith Launch Party.”

August 24, 2020 – 8:00 pm NEw york time

August 25, 2020 – 10:00 AM sydney, australia time

Karmel Melamed interviews Esther Amini and will discuss her newly released memoir: “CONCEALED.”

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August 24, 2020

Patricia Karvelas of Australia’s National ABC Radio Interviews Esther Amini

August 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm

Author’s Discussion Series

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Ave.
Westhampton Beach, N.Y.

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Now streaming “AM-REE-KAH” now streaming “AM-REE-KAH,” an excerpt from: “Concealed”

September 3, 2020 – 8pm

Judith Rosenbaum of JEWISH WOMEN’S ARCHIVE
Interviews Esther Amini

September 10, 2020 – 1:00pm (PST)/ 4:00pm (EST)

Virtual Book Discussion: “Concealed”

Valley Beit Midrash
4645 E. Marilyn Road
Phoenix, Arizona

Moderated by Elana Storch

September 22, 2020 – 2:30 EST 

Interview with Esther Amini at Harif.org


October 14, 2020 – 1:00pm EST

Book & Author Series

Six Florida JCCs: South Miami, Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, North Miami

Dr. Tudor Parfitt will discuss “CONCEALED” and conduct a Virtual Interview with Esther Amini

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October 22, 2020 – 6:00pm

Reading & Book Signing

Wasserman Jewish Studies Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance on East 25th Street)
New York, N.Y. 10010

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October 27, 2020 – 7:30pm

K.J. Book Event: Rabbi Haskel Lookstein interviews Esther Amini, author of “Concealed”

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
125 East 85th Street
New York, N.Y. 10028

November 3, 2020 – 7:00pm

Hamilton Ontario Jewish Book Festival

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November 9, 2020
8:30pm (EST)
7:30pm (central time)

Jewish Book & Arts Festival

In conversation with Angela Himsel, author of A River Could be a Tree

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November 16, 2020
1:00pm (EST)

“Resilience Through the Written Word”

 Sandee Brawarsky in discussion with Esther Amini and David Adjmi

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November 17, 2020
8:00pm (EST)

A Conversation with Esther Amini

Port Jewish Center
20 Manorhaven Blvd.
Port Washington, N.Y.  11050


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November 19, 2020

“92nd Street Y” Panel Discussion featuring memoirists: Esther Amini, Angela Himsel, and Ilan Stavans

1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10128 

November 25, 2020 – 7:00pm (EST)

Esther Amini will be nationally televised on JBS-TV — discussing her newly released memoir: “CONCEALED”

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November 25, 2020 – 7:00pm (EST)

Jewish Broadcasting Service will nationally televise Rabbi Avraham Bronstein interviewing Esther Amini

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December 1, 2020 – 3:00pm

Book Event: “Concealed” by Esther Amini

Peninsula Public Library
280 Central Avenue
Lawrence, New York  11559

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December 8, 2020 – 10:30am (EST)

Meet the Author: Esther Amini

Hadassah of Nassau County
Central Synagogue
430 DeMott Avenue
Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570

december 11, 2020

“Between Friends”

Susan Mailer, author of  In Another Place,  With and Without my Father Norman Mailer and Esther Amini, author of Concealed: Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America are filmed discussing their memoirs.

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December 13, 2020, 7:00pm EST

Book Discussion with Esther Amini

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
White Plains, New York

December 21, 2020 – 6:00PM (MT) / 8:00pm (EST)

Book Event: “Concealed” by Esther Amini

Bnai Vail Congregation
Vail, Colorado    


“Concealed” was selected as the “JANUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH” by BossMaidel Book Club.

January 12, 2021

An Interview with Esther Amini on the Boss Maidel Podcast

January 14, 2021 – 7:00PM – 8:00pm (EST)

Book Presentation: “Concealed” by Esther Amini

Dix Hills Jewish Center,
Dix Hills, N.Y.

January 19, 2021 – 1:30PM (CT), 2:30PM (EST)

In Discussion with Esther Amini, author of “Concealed”

Dallas Jewish Book Festival
Dallas JCC
Dallas, Texas

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January 21, 2021 – 1:00PM – 2:30PM (EST)

Esther Amini discusses “Concealed”

American Sephardi Foundation
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, N.Y. 10011

January 21, 2021 – 7:30PM (EST)

Meet The Author of “Concealed”: Esther Amini

Congregation Torat-El
Oakhurst, New Jersey

January 26, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)

Esther Amini discusses her memoir: “Concealed”

Sutton Place Synagogue
New York, N.Y.

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FEBRUARY 4, 2021 – 7:30PM (CST), 8:30PM (EST)

Esther Amini discusses her memoir: “CONCEALED”

Hadassah of New Orleans

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FEBRUARY 7, 2021 – 11:00am (EST)

Book Discussion with Esther Amini – author of “CONCEALED”

United Synagogue of Hoboken

February 9, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)

Discussing: “First Generation”

Pen Parentis Literary Salon

Moderator: Christina Chiu

February 17, 2021 – 8:00PM (EST)

National Women’s Philanthropy

In Discussion with Esther Amini

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February 18, 2021 – 1:00PM (EST)

Book Discussion with Esther Amini, Author of “CONCEALED”

Great Neck Library
Great Neck, NY

Meeting ID: 812 0510 0990
Passcode: 227467

February 18, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)

Book Event with Esther Amini

Hadassah of Charlottesville, Virgina

To register, please contact Wendy Heifetz at: ywendywhy@aol.com. You’ll receive a link to the Zoom discussion by email.

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February 22, 2021 – 3:00PM (EST), 8:00PM (United Kingdom Time)

MILIM—Leeds Literary Festival—in Great Britain

Jonathan Straight of: MILIM.org.uk interviews Esther Amini and discusses her memoir: “CONCEALED.”

February 22, 2021 – 7:30PM (EST)

Esther Amini in discussion with Ivan Berkowitz

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street
New York, N.Y. 10023

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – 12:00PM (EST)

Esther Amini in conversation with Rabbi Savenor

Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street
New York, N.Y.

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 – 8:00PM (EST)

Esther Amini in discussion with Tikvah Wiener

Tenafly, New Jersey

MARCH 1, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)

Wilmington, Deleware Hadassah discusses “CONCEALED” with Esther Amini

MARCH 9, 2021 – 7:45PM (EST)

In Discussion with Esther Amini

Sid Jacobson Jewish Center
East Hills, Long Island

March 15, 2021

Living Arts Canberra in Australia interviews Esther Amini

March 17, 2021

Esther Amini is interviewed on “Good Grief” by Cheryl Jones, radio host.

VoiceAmerica — Live internet Talk Radio

March 18, 2021 – 7:30pm (EST)

Esther Amini, Dr. Meryl Ain, and Dr. Robbin Gurr Discuss: Family Secrets 

Dix Hills JC Sisterhood, via Zoom meeting

APRIL 11, 2021 – 4:00PM (EST)

The New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Discusses Esther Amini’s memoir: “CONCEALED”

Call (212) 245-7045 or email nyspp9@gmail.com to get a link to the meeting.

APRIL 19, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)


Zoom Book Discussion with Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84633914639

APRIL 29, 2021 – 3:30PM (EST)

CSP Community Scholar Program

Conversations with: Esther Amini
Author of “CONCEALED”

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MAY 2, 2021
7:00PM (Mountain Time)
9:00PM (EST)

Zoom Book Discussion with Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”

Congregation Bnai Zion,
El Paso, Texas

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MAY 10, 2021

On Long Island:

Hampton Bays Library
Westhampton Library
Southampton Library
East Hampton Library

Are showcasing “CONCEALED” on their “New Arrivals” shelves.


MAY 20, 2021 – 7:30PM (EST)

Bet Shira Congregation of Miami Florida will be discussing “CONCEALED” with Esther Amini


JUNE 14, 2021 – 7:30pm (est)

Temple Isaiah of Great Neck in discussion with Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”

Great Neck, New York

JUNE 19, 20, 24, 28, 2021

“PERSIAN SUNRISE, AMERICAN SUNSET” performed by The Braid in Los Angeles
This show includes a story by Esther Amini entitled: “MY IRANIAN FATHER”

JUNE 29, 2021 – 7:00PM (EST)

ESTHER AMINI’S story: “Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce”—A Persian Thanksgiving
will be staged in the show:  “JEWS IN AMERICA” at the JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM in Manhattan

JULY 8, 2021 – 6:00pm (est)

East Hampton Library discusses “CONCEALED” with Esther Amini

159 Main Street
East Hampton, Long Island

JULY 21, 2021 -7:00pm (est)

Highland Park Conservative Synagogue in discussion with Esther Amini

Congregation Anshe Emeth

JULY 28, 2021 -7:00pm (est)

Discusses “CONCEALED” with Esther Amini


Sabrina Naim and Kassia Binkowski interview Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”


October 7, 2021 – 12:00 Noon (EST)

In-Person – Guest speaker: Esther Amini

Long Island University
Riverhead, New York

October 19, 2021 – 2:00 PM (EST)

Guest speakers: Esther Amini and Roya Hakakian
Moderator: Saba Soomekh


“From Iran to America: The Strengths and Struggles of Iranian Jewish Women”

Manhattan, New York

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 – 6:30pm


Katie Couric and Zibby Owens:
The Books You’ll Love

Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED,” will be discussing her memoir at The Streicker Center in Manhattan.

Down below, “CONCEALED” stands in the middle of this book cover line-up.

JANUARY 10, 2022 – 7:00pm (EST)

Author’s Series:

Congregation Or Shalom, Berwyn, Pa.
Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid,

In discussion with Esther Amini, author of “Concealed.”

JANUARY 10, 2022

Esther Amini reviews: “A Beginner’s Guide to America” by Roya Hakakian,
for the Jewish Book Council

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – 9:00PM (EST)

Temple Har Shalom
Park City, Utah


In discussion with Esther Amini, Author of “Concealed”

FEBRUARY 6, 2022 – 10:00AM (EST)

Congregation Beth Shalom
Columbia Maryland


In discussion with Esther Amini, Author of “Concealed”

MARCH 10, 2022

The Definitive Rap on VIN News

Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED,”
interviewed by Baila Sebrow

MARCH 17, 2022 – 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)

Esther Amini interviews Roya Hakakian, author of  “A Beginner’s Guide to America
Queens Public Library
Queens, New York
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MARCH 31, 2022 – 12:00 NOON (EST)

Moise Safra Center
130 East 82nd Street
New York, N.Y.
In-Person book discussion with Esther Amini, Author of “Concealed”

APRIL, 2022

The New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis presents:


Vivian Conan, living with Multiple Personality Disorder, aka D.I.D., has authored her memoir: Losing the Atmosphere

APRIL, 2022

Meryl Ain interviews Esther Amini on “PEOPLE OF THE BOOK” podcast


MAY, 2022

Esther Amini discusses “Memoir Backlash” on INDIE WRITER PODCAST


JULY 7, 2022

“Miracle in Mashhad —The Jews of Iran”
 Will be interviewing Esther Amini, in-person.


OCTOBER 21, 2022

The Abraham Society
is in discussion with Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”
London, England


NOVEMBER 9, 2022
12:00 – 1:30 PM (EST) ZOOM

Lilith’s Writer Talk
LILITH MAGAZINE discusses “The New Forty” with Esther Amini
New York City

DECEMBER 8, 2022

Esther Amini is interviewed by Vivian Conan of “DOROT” New York.

DECEMBER 11, 2022
10:00am -5:30PM (EST)  — an In-Person event

Will showcase Esther Amini’s memoir: “CONCEALED”

36 Battery Place
New York, N.Y. 10280

Esther Amini will be signing copies of her book, “CONCEALED,”
from 1:30 – 2:15 PM.

JANUARY 12, 2023
1:00 -2:00pm EST 


Esther Amini interviews Vivian Conan, author of “Losing the Atmosphere.”

JANUARY 24, 2023
7:00 PM -8:00 PM (EST)


Philadelphia, Pa.

Interviews Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED”

“The Crypto Jews of Mashhad,”

An intergenerational account by Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED.”
Produced by Daniel Osborn, President of PROJECT MOSAICS.

This is the first of nine documentary films on the Jews of Mashhad.
Each diversifying and invigorating the study of Jewish history, culture, and identity.

FEBRUARY 29, 2023
10:00 AM (est)

London, England

Esther Amini, author of “CONCEALED,”  is interviewed by Amy Fergus-Fuller

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