Public Speaking

Michael Wex is a renowned public speaker and tours all over the US, Canada and the UK giving lectures and readings from his books.

“The numbers attending far exceeded any other event in the past four years and it was obvious from the reaction to your comments that the audience were thrilled by your wit and knowledge.”

– Harvey Bertfield, Organizer – Jewish Book Week, England.

Click here to see examples of Michael Wex’s public speaking.

Whether it’s a single lecture or a whole weekend of programming, Wex’s extraordinary breadth of knowledge, unique style and renowned delivery create an unforgettable event.

“I just want to tell everyone that we had a great program with Michael Wex last night for our Bookfair Pre Event. He was great and everyone loved him….If anyone scheduled him for this year, you are in for a real treat.”

– Suzanne Swift, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, Scottsdale, AZ


This is the man whose classes consistently draw the highest enrolment at Klezkamp,the yearly klezmer- and Yiddish-fest that has done so much to bring Yiddish back to the centre of Jewish culture.

“Thanks so much for the scholarship program – everyone is still talking about what a great weekend they had, and I suspect they will be talking about that for a long time to come. Thank you for bringing interesting thoughts, history and learning to our synagogue and for making so many people feel good about a weekend of study.”

– Rabbi Harold J. Berman, Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus, OH

Click here to see examples of Michael Wex’s public speaking.

An experienced performer of stand-up, theater and storytelling, Wex has much more stage presence than the average author. He has played at Jewish Community Centers, Universities, cultural festivals and Carnegie Hall to audiences from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand.

“You were absolutely fabulous! Whether you’re up there singing or talking to the Yiddish-speaking older crowd or engaging with the younger non-Yiddish speaking crowd, everyone enjoyed your talk immensely! You had us laughing and learning — not an easy thing to do. Your story and what you’ve done is really incredible. I am so glad you came to Austin for our 25th anniversary of our book fair. Also, you worked out so well together with Alan (Zweibel). It is always a dream to have two separate authors be able to bounce of each other and laugh with each other and that was accomplished so successfully that I had some people ask me about you two going everywhere together!”
– Lisa Apfelberg, Director of Outreach and Engagement and the Austin Jewish Book Fair, Austin, TX


If you would like to book Wex for a single lecture, scholar-in-residence weekend, after-dinner-speech, concert or book signing, please contact us here at the website. To see where Michael will be appearing next, go to our events calendar. To see examples of Wex’s public appearances take a look at the public speaking section of the videos on the website.