01
FEB
2016

Author’s TEDx talk available online at YouTube!

Resilience: Transcending Victimization  Myra’s TEDxMontreal presentation was posted on Jan 17, 2016. Holocaust survivors are ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives. They experienced the dark side of humanity and have much to teach us about adaptation, resilience...
06
DEC
2015

Reflections on giving a TED Talk

Supposedly it takes a village to raise a child. I also learned that it takes a village to help speakers prepare for a TED talk. In May 2015, Katy Yam, co-producer of TEDxMontreal, approached me to meet with her and Christian Porowski, a member of the Curation Team, to discuss a...
08
MAR
2015

Supporting Holocaust Survivors during Anti-Semitic Incidents

In recent weeks all political parties in the Quebec National Assembly expressed solidarity with the Quebec Jewish community and unanimously passed a motion condemning the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe and Montreal. In an underground garage in a Montreal suburb,...
07
APR
2014

Reflections about Color My Journey, an Inter-generational Art Program

Cheryl Bender, coordinator of Jewish West Island Family Institute (WIFI), approached me last August to share her idea to have an artist paint 18 canvases about Holocaust survivor experiences. I liked her idea and wanted to involve members from the Drop-in Centre for Holocaust...
04
MAR
2014

Highlights from the McGill Book Launch

  On February 19, the McGill University School of Social Work hosted the launch of my book to the academic community. I was excited to launch it at the School because it was here that I formulated my ideas and developed the foundation for my life’s work with Holocaust...
28
FEB
2014

Book in the News…

InMontreal, an online visual tapestry of the Montreal Jewish community, posted a photo on February 14, 2014 of Myra at the Cummings Centre with  some of the Drop-in members. InMontreal is an initiative of Federation CJA. Here is the link: Drop-in Centre Members with the Author...
09
JAN
2014

On the shelf!

  Wonderful News! Just received an email from the bookstore. The book is on the shelf! Checked with the publisher. Yes! They released it earlier than expected. The prodigy of my life’s work has left home and ventured out into the world…
08
OCT
2015

Nov 7, 2015: Myra gives a TEDx Montreal talk

Myra will be giving a TEDx Montreal talk on November 7, 2015. Her presentation will focus on Holocaust Survivors’ contributions to society and the positive lessons they teach about recovery from genocidal trauma. This amazing event includes 13 other Montreal speakers from...
05
NOV
2014

Feb 18, 2015: Myra to speak at Concordia University

A Pioneering Journey: Strengths-based Approach to Working with Survivors of Genocide Myra will be presenting at Concordia University in Montreal on February 18, 2015.  She shares her life’s work with Holocaust survivors, as a social worker and the daughter of Auschwitz survivors,...
27
JUN
2014

Nov 12, 2014: Myra presents at Eleanor London Cote Saint-Luc Public Library

Myra will be talking about her book at the Local Authors Salon on November 12th at 7 pm. She will be joined by two other authors: Elaine Kalman Naves and Sima Goel. The Author Salon introduces the community to “local” authors who have new works published and/or have...
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