Rabbi Allen has served as a scholar in residence or guest speaker in St Louis; Ottawa; London, Ontario; Los Angeles; New York; Jerusalem; and Toronto.

Among the topics Rabbi Allen has addressed are:

  • “History and Mystery: Three Insights Into Jewish Thought and Practice”
  • “The Ten Most Important Ideas in Jewish History”
  • “Who Is a Jewish Hero?”
  • “Humor in the Bible and Rabbinic Literature”