25
OCT
2016

October 20-22, 2016: Stories of Marginalization and Resilience: Perspectives from Social Work

Myra will co-present with her McGill University colleagues at a symposium at the 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada’s premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. Their...
26
SEP
2016

Sept 18 – 20, 2016: Engaging with Aging

Myra is proud to be one of five keynote speakers at the “Engaging with Aging” conference being organized by Jewish Federations of Canada. It will be held in Montreal on September 18-20, 2016. She will address the needs of Holocaust Survivors and the challenges they...
18
SEP
2016

Sept 13 and 14, 2016: Trauma-Informed Care with Aging Holocaust Survivors

Myra will be conducting two professional staff development workshops and a community-wide program at Jewish Community Services (JCS)  in Baltimore, Maryland on September 13 and 14, 2016. The title of this program is: “Trauma-Informed Care with Aging Holocaust Survivors”....
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...
13
JAN
2014

The Lady in Number 6

Malcolm Clarke’s film, “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life,” is short-listed in the documentary short subject category at the upcoming Academy Awards this March. It’s based on the life of 109-year-old Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer who performed in over 100 concerts...