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Remembering the Liberation of Auschwitz – A “Hope Inspiring” Evening

It was an inspiring and encouraging show of the promise of a young generation, of those who will perhaps be able to rise above the current tide of divisiveness and show the way to a better future. Last Monday evening I presented a talk entitled “Intergenerational Transmission Through Three Generations” at “The Wing”,  Flatiron, NYC. The talk addressed the transmission… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Public Session for Second Generation, in Delray Beach, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: 7091 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

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As I announced previously, along with the upcoming workshop for mental health professionals I will be giving at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida,… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Workshop, Including Public Session, in Boca Raton, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: Rales JFS Senior Services, 6413 Congress Avenue, Suite 225 Boca Raton, FL

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On February 10-11, I will give a workshop at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida. The workshop will be aimed at professionals working with… READ MORE>>

Videotape of My Presentation: Transmission of Effects Related to the Holocaust Through Three Generations

My presentation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Speakers Bureau Gathering on November 25, 2019 was videotaped. The talk, entitled “Transmission of Effects Related to the Holocaust Through Three Generations“,  was presented to the survivors who so generously and valiantly give their time and share their painful lived experience of the Holocaust with audiences in the Museum and in other… READ MORE>>

Afterthoughts About the Documentary “Afterward”

I got back from the screening of the documentary “Afterward” with a heavy heart. Ofra Bloch, a psychoanalyst who has been living in NYC for the past 40 years, presents her documentary as a personal journey of listening to the “Other”, which I think is very important in these troubled times in Israel as well as around the world. However,… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Screening of Documentary “Afterward” in NYC

A reminder about the upcoming screening of “Afterward”. The Friday evening showing is sold out, but tickets are available for other dates. I heard about a documentary that might be of interest.  I have seen only the trailer, but I will attend the screening of the documentary, “Afterward” by Ofra Bloch, on Friday January 10, 2020. More information about the… READ MORE>>

A Very Petite Giant: A Documentary About the Life of “Dr. Ruth”

Over the holiday break, I attended an event in which there was a screening of the documentary “Ask Dr. Ruth” and I had the honor of meeting again the incredible Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Dr. Ruth, at 91 years and a half, is a diminutive, energetic, intellectual, sharp force of nature. She was one of the pioneers of sex therapy in… READ MORE>>

My Paper on My Work as a 2G Therapist with a 2G Patient

To those who expressed an interest in reading the paper I mentioned in my recent blog post about my work as a 2G therapist working with a 2G patient, you can download a copy of the accepted version of the paper by clicking on this link. This paper,  entitled “Patient and Psychotherapist Meeting in Shared Intergenerational Transmission of Genocidal Trauma”,… READ MORE>>

Compiling a National List of 2G Therapists

Over the recent years, I have been receiving requests for referrals from 2G and recently, increasingly more often, from 3G, for therapists who are themselves second generation. These requests come from all over the country, and my personal connections, while many, are not always sufficient to be able to suggest a 2G therapist where they are sought. From my many… READ MORE>>

Screening of Documentary “Afterward” in NYC

I heard about a documentary that might be of interest.  I have seen only the trailer, but I will attend the screening of the documentary, “Afterward” by Ofra Bloch, on Friday January 10, 2020. More information about the film can be found by clicking the image below. Ofra Bloch is Jeruslem-born, and she lives and works as a social worker… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Presentation for International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Impact of Trauma Through Three Generations.

Presentation Date: 01/27/20
Location: The Wing, Penthouse, 45 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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On Sunday January 27th, 2020, I will have the honor of participating in an event at The Wing in NYC. The Wing is a unique resource for women to become… READ MORE>>

Presentation at NYU School of Medicine

Presentation Date: 12/05/19
Location: Saul Farber Auditorium, NYU School of Medicine

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On Thursday 12/5/19 I will be giving a presentation to physicians and residents of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. The… READ MORE>>

Presentation at the Annual Gathering of the Speakers Bureau, Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC

Presentation Date: 11/25/19
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

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On Monday 11/25/19 I will have the honor and pleasure of again meeting with the members of the Speakers Bureau at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. It… READ MORE>>

Next (and Final) Meeting of the 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 11/17/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next, and final, meeting of the group will take place TOMORROW, Sunday November 17th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street in NYC. Tomorrow’s meeting… READ MORE>>

My Post in Remembrance of Kristallnacht

A post I wrote on the occasion of the recent anniversary of Kristallnacht appeared on the blog of Yeshiva University, and can be found by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen