Vanessa Ochs

Vanessa Ochs

Keynote Speaker: Author of "Inventing Jewish Ritual", Winner of 2007 National Jewish Book Award, Professor of Religious Studies at University of Virginia

Vanessa Ochs Biography

Vanessa Ochs is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia. She is also a rabbi, ordained in 2012. In the summer of 2020, she was a faculty member for the Bronfman Youth Fellowship.

In her research and writing she investigates new ritual, feminism, and material culture in Jewish life and continues to expand her work on Jewish Sensibilities to include health care. Her many awards include a Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books include: The Passover Haggadah: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2020), Inventing Jewish Ritual (winner of a 2007 National Jewish Book Award, Sarah Laughed, The Jewish Dream Book (with Elizabeth Ochs), Words on Fire, and Safe and Sound.

She lives in Charlottesville with her husband Peter Ochs; they have two grown daughters.

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Vanessa Ochs Videos

Women of the Wall: The Inside Story - YouTube
Jewish and Christian Feminist Ritual Innovation - YouTube

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vanessa Ochs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Ochs for your next private or corporate function.

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Vanessa Ochs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Jewish Heritage and Professors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vanessa Ochs for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Vanessa Ochs generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susannah Heschel, Sharon Brous and David Biale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vanessa Ochs for an upcoming event.

Vanessa Ochs Videos

Women of the Wall: The Inside Story - YouTube
Jewish and Christian Feminist Ritual Innovation - YouTube

Vanessa Ochs Reviews

  • Vanessa did an excellent job. She connected with everyone she meet and many of the participants said it felt like she was speaking just to them. Thank you for all your help.
    Congregation Beth Torah - Mar 23 2015

Vanessa Ochs Speaking Topics

  • Resilience and Creativity: Jewish creative responses to the pandemic

  • The Life of the Passover Haggadah

  • Research in new Jewish rituals

  • Literature of spiritual journeys

  • Healing in Jewish tradition

How to book Vanessa Ochs?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vanessa Ochs for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vanessa Ochs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vanessa Ochs or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Vanessa Ochs?

Booking fees for Vanessa Ochs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vanessa Ochs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Vanessa Ochs?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vanessa Ochs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Ochs for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vanessa Ochs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vanessa Ochs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Vanessa Ochs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Jewish Heritage and Professors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vanessa Ochs for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Vanessa Ochs generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susannah Heschel, Sharon Brous and David Biale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vanessa Ochs for an upcoming event.

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