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Videorecording of Program “Women in Art: Polish Jewish Women Who Fought the Nazis” is Now Available Online

On Monday March 18, I had the honor of leading a conversation over Zoom with the artist Paula Blumenfeld about her incredible series of paintings of women who were part of the resistance in the Ghettos (the link to my original blog post announcing the event is available here). Paula is a daughter of a survivor father. She shared some… READ MORE>>

We Are Re-Starting the Monthly Online Forum for 2G

Dear friends, Many of you have let us know how much you appreciate the opportunity to meet with each other and with my colleague, Dr. Jenni Frumer, and I in our online forums for 2G’s. In response to the requests we received to continue these monthly online meetings, we are very pleased to announce that we are-starting them, with the… READ MORE>>

Your help requested in a new study about the reactions of 2G and Non-Holocaust related peers to recent events

Dear Friends, I am including below a link to an online questionnaire devised by myself and my colleague Prof. Shrira from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and am asking for your help in providing your responses. As you know, we are going through very difficult times. The atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7, the hostages who are still in captivity,… READ MORE>>

Event: “Women in Art: Polish Jewish Women Who Fought the Nazis” on Monday March 18 at 7 pm EDT

Presentation Date: 03/18/24
Location: Zoom

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Dear Friends,   I would like to let you know that on Monday March 18 at 7:00pm EDT I will have the honor of leading a conversation with the artist… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: My Upcoming (February 5-6, 2024) In-Person Workshops in Florida

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Florida

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Are you a child of Holocaust Survivors? Are you a professional working with families of Holocaust survivors? Join me in Florida in February 2024! MorseLife and Next Generations will host… READ MORE>>

My Upcoming (February 5-6, 2024) In-Person Workshops in Florida

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Florida

More info

Are you a child of Holocaust Survivors? Are you a professional working with families of Holocaust survivors? Join me in Florida in February 2024! MorseLife and Next Generations will host… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Second Session of Three Part Series for Children of Holocaust Survivors This Wednesday (Dec. 20)

Hello all, A reminder that the second session of my three-part series of presentations for children of Holocaust Survivors will take place this week, on Wednesday December 20.  More information can be found from my original bloc past at this link, and which I also copy below. Irit   Dear Friends, Previous research has shown that children of Holocaust survivors… READ MORE>>

New Drop-In (Free) Discussion Forum for Children of Survivors of the Holocaust

Dear friends, These are difficult times for all Jews everywhere and for those of us who are the children of survivors, there is a need for a place to speak about our experiences among ourselves. Dorot, an organization that has been established 25 years ago in NY city, has invited me and my colleague Dr. Jenni Frumer to host a… READ MORE>>

New Three Part Series for Children of Holocaust Survivors Starting This Week

Dear Friends, Previous research has shown that children of Holocaust survivors have unique vulnerabilities, as well as unique resiliencies. The recent tragic events on October 7 in Israel, the continued holding of the kidnapped Israelis in Gaza, and the wave of undisguised hate and antisemitic responses across the globe that followed it, might trigger associations to the Holocaust in the… READ MORE>>

Together We Stand: Supportive Meetings Online

Dear Friends, These are very difficult times for all of us. The challenges for our families and friends in Israel are great, and for those of us who are here, in the USA, there are different challenges. Many people speak about feeling shocked and devastated at the response of the non-Jewish world, and how unsafe and hated, as Jews and… READ MORE>>

Finding Strength Together During These Very Difficult Times: Online Gatherings for Children of Holocaust Survivors and for Healthcare Professionals

In the aftermath of the horrendous atrocities that were committed by Hamas in Israel, as the War in Gaza is taking place and worries are mounting about what the future holds, getting together with others who share the same background is helpful. For that reason, we are offering (free) online gatherings for children of Holocaust survivors and another forum for… READ MORE>>

My Upcoming Presentations in Boca Raton, FL in February 2024

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Boca Raton, FL

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On Februray 5 and 6, 2024, I will be presenting two different in-person programs in Boca Raton, FL. More information about these programs is given below, and   clicking on… READ MORE>>

Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC

Presentation Date: 08/04/23
Location: Washington DC

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The Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) will take place between August 3-5, in Washington DC. On Friday August 4, I will have the honor of chairing a… READ MORE>>

My Contribution About Vibrant Older Adults in the COVID19 Pandemic Published as Chapter in New Book

I am very honored to announce the publication of the book “Pandemic Providers”. This work resulted from the collaboration I was part of during 2020-2021 among a large group of international psychologists, researchers, and mental health advocates. It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the Interdivisional APA COVID-19 Task Force and I am grateful to my… READ MORE>>

TOMORROW: Presentation to International Group of Descendants of Survivors, “Sparks of Glory”

Presentation Date: 06/26/23
Location: Zoom

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This Monday (June 26) at 2:00pm EST I will speak via Zoom to the international group “Sparks of Glory”, an organisation which was created more than 10 years ago by… READ MORE>>