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Covid-19: Conversations with 2Gs

In the time following the shelter at home order, I was invited to present various webinars related to Covid-19, in which interactive discussions followed my lecture and made it possible for participants to share a wide range of reactions to the pandemic and to the pervasive changes it imposed on our lives. These webinars allowed groups with specific shared interests… READ MORE>>

New Book Published, Including My Chapter on Child and Adolescent Survivors

I am happy to announce that a new book about child survivors of the Holocaust, in which I have wrote a chapter based on a research study I conducted in 2017, has been published. The book is entitled “Starting Anew: The Rehabilitation of Child Survivors of the Holocaust in the Early Postwar Years”. I was asked by Yad Vashem, the… READ MORE>>

Zoom Video Link to My Presentation at St. Peter’s Health System Now Available

On June 16, I presented remotely at the departmental Medicine Grand Rounds at St. Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, NJ.  My presentation, entitled “The Long-term Effects of Trauma on Survivors and Its Intergenerational Transmission in the Family”, was intended for their internists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, fellows, residents, and medical students. It was a special honor… READ MORE>>

Requesting Your Help and Participation in My Research Study About Covid-19 and Children of Holocaust Survivors

Dear friends and colleagues, I am conducting a research study in collaboration with my colleague, Prof. Amit Shrira at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. The study aims to examine the responses of adult offspring of Holocaust survivors to the Covid-19 pandemic, and compare them with the reactions of peers who are not children of survivors. I need both 2Gs AND those… READ MORE>>

Meeting Hate with Humanity: A Conference for Teachers, Offered by the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Presentation Date: 07/02/20
Location: Zoom

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On July 2, I will be giving a presentation for the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The presentation is in the context of a seminar entitled “Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life… READ MORE>>

National Day of Action for Older Adults, Tuesday, June 23

LeadingAge is calling on all Americans to Act for Older Adults. LeadingAge is an association of nonprofit organizations providing older adults that came together in 1961, with a mission of learning from each other, and advocating together to inspire a new and different view of aging in the USA.  The 5,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire… READ MORE>>

Listening to Your Inner Voice

I love my work. It is different and profoundly moving every day. Yesterday the theme of the day seemed to have been “the inner voice”. Our inner voice is sometimes hard to hear. We might have not been taught to listen to it. We might have even been taught that our inner voice is wrong, bad or stupid. But when… READ MORE>>

Presenting at Medicine Grand Rounds of St. Peter’s Healthcare System

Presentation Date: 06/16/20
Location: Zoom

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On Tuesday, June 16 I will present at the departmental Medicine Grand Rounds at St. Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, NJ.  My presentation, entitled “The Long-term Effects of Trauma… READ MORE>>

Black Lives Matter, and Speaking Out Against Injustice

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was an outspoken prominent Protestant pastor who spoke out against Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps, despite himself holding strong nationalist German sentiments, being against communism, and even sharing some antisemitic attitudes. Yet he is best remembered for this poem, which is as relevant today as ever, in which he… READ MORE>>

Video-recording of the webinar is now available : “How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Experience the Current Pandemic”

“If you ask me how being the child of Holocaust survivors impacts my response to the current situation, I would say it helps. My standard response is, this is nothing compared to what my parents endured.” “Just before the pandemic was openly recognized, I had the feeling of a pending disaster, like I was living in Germany before Kristalnacht. Does… READ MORE>>

NYS Senate Declared May 20th As Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day!

One of the issues I am most passionate about is older  people. I have had the great fortune of having had very special relationships with older people as I was growing up, people who gave me a lot of their time, their love, and their wisdom, at a time when my mind and my heart were so open to take… READ MORE>>

Registration Update: A Webinar for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Sponsored by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (Open to 2G)

I received a number of inquiries about how to register for this Webinar.  The Registration form is now available online, and can be reached by clicking on this link: http://form.jotform.com/201314202298041. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- On May 19, I will be giving an online Webinar for descendants of Holocaust survivors, organized by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. This online webinar will… READ MORE>>

A Webinar for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Sponsored by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (Open to 2G)

Presentation Date: 05/19/20
Location: Toronto (online only)

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On May 19, I will be giving an online Webinar for descendants of Holocaust survivors, organized by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. This online webinar will include… READ MORE>>

Update on: A Free Zoom Meeting for a Conversation Among 2G

Presentation Date: 05/06/20
Location: Zoom

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I am very gratified by the enthusiastic response to my proposal to hold a 2G conversation. Dur to the large number of those who expressed an interest in participating, I… READ MORE>>

I Am Chairing the “Elderly and Senior Population” Subgroup of the APA Covid-19 Task Force

I have joined the Covid-19 Task Force of the American Psychological Association. The initiative for the task force was Dr. Charles Figley’s, a well-known figure in the field of trauma research. The Task Force is comprised of psychologists across the USA, as well as from other countries. Dr. Figely called upon all those who attended the first meetings to come… READ MORE>>