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Reminder: Sun. Jan. 24 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Jan. 24/2021 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “Grandchildren of Survivors (3G)” (see item #5 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with the NOW… READ MORE>>

Are You as Kind to Yourself as You are Towards A Friend? Why Self-Compassion is Important, and How to Develop it

The Harvard Business Review posted a valuable article on January 12, 2021. The article, entitled “Be Kinder to Yourself”, by Alice Boyes, discusses what has been termed self-compassion, an attitude that has been shown in multiple psychological studies to be associated with resilience and other mental health benefits. Self-compassion means being as kind to ourselves when we fail, as we… READ MORE>>

Last Friday in NYC: Antisemitism and Bigotry Here and Now

Last Friday, someone tied a confederate flag to the front door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (see, for example, the news article at this link). This horrific act shocked me. It was the first time ever that I personally felt what it might have been like to see the antisemitic graffiti and… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Tues. Jan. 12 at 2 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Jan. 12/2021 at 2 pm EST. The topic will be “Unique Strengths of Children of Survivors” (see item #4 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with… READ MORE>>

The Loss of the Beloved Man Who was Supposed to be My Uncle

Last night, a few minutes after midnight, just after I finished watching the moving documentary about the life of Oliver Sachs, I received a short text from Israel, from the daughter of my parents’ last remaining Holocaust survivor friends: “I am sorry to share the sad news with you, my father departed from this world yesterday in the morning.” Her… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Jan. 3 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Jan. 3/2021 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “Midlife as an Opportunity” (see item #6 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in partnership with the NOW… READ MORE>>

Videorecordings Available of My Presentations at “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation” Conference on Dec. 3-4/2020 for JFS of St. Paul, MN

As I announced previously, over the two days of Thursday December 3 – Friday December 4, 2020, I had the honor of presenting a series of lectures related to the general theme of “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation“, in an online event sponsored by the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Minnesota. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Dec. 20 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Dec. 20 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “The Relationships Between Adult Siblings in Holocaust Families” (see item #8 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS in… READ MORE>>

The Pandemic: Emphasizing the Need and the Opportunity to Revitalize Relationships

The pandemic has made many couples spend much more time together in the same space than ever before. The impact of the pandemic on couples has become an important issue for psychologists and couple therapists, and has received quite a bit of attention in the media.  (As just two recent examples of media coverage, click on the following links: Sex gets… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Tues. Dec. 8 at 2 pm EST: Next Session in First Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the first cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Tues. Dec. 8 at 2 pm EST. For this session, which will complete the first cycle of the series of 10 webinars, the topic will be “Intimacy and Trauma” (see item #7 in the list… READ MORE>>

Presentations at “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation” Conference on Dec. 3-4

Presentation Date: 12/03/20
Location: Zoom (Minnesota)

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This week, I will have the honor of presenting a series of lectures related to the general theme of “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation“. My presentations will be… READ MORE>>

Follow-up to Requests from Sunday’s Webinar

During the interactive Q&A discussion following my webinar last Sunday (see this link) , a question was raised about end of life care for Holocaust survivors and about grieving after the loss of a survivor parent. This is a tremendously important topic and I would like to make sure that you are aware of the incredible resource that there is available… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Nov. 22 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Nov. 22 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “Anxiety and Other Post-Traumatic Reactions in Survivors and their Descendants” (see item #3 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT… READ MORE>>

Holocaust survivors’ memories of the past and worries about the current political situation

Last week, the Forward published a powerful article about the reactions of aging Holocaust survivors to the refusal of Trump to acknowledge his defeat and follow proper procedure after Biden won the election. Many survivors interviewed in the piece expressed their re-awakened memories of the past, their responses throughout the past four years to the inhumane treatment of refugees, the… READ MORE>>

Reminder: Sun. Nov. 1 at 8 pm EST: Next Session in Second Cycle of 10-Part Webinar Series I Am Presenting for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

The next session of the second cycle in my series of 10 webinars for children of Holocaust survivors and their family members will take place Sun. Nov. 1 at 8 pm EST. The topic will be “The Dual Reality of Trauma Survivors and Their Children” (see item #1 in the list below).  This webinar series is presented by NEXT GENERATIONS… READ MORE>>