Issue 8: Spring 2018 Authors

  • Barbara Bedney, PhD, MSW

    Barbara Bedney, PhD, MSW, is Director of Program Planning and Evaluation at The Jewish Federations of North America. She helps the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care grantees with goal‐setting, evaluation, and measuring impact and disseminates service models and best practices throughout the Federation Movement. Her areas of expertise include aging, family caregiving, and program planning and evaluation, and … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Betyna Bock

    Betyna Bock was born in Prague in 1946 after War War II. She emigrated to Sydney in 1948 with her parents, who were Holocaust survivors. Betyna began to write poetry and prose when she was 12 years old. She attended the Conservatorium High School of Music and then the University of Sydney, where she studied … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Michael Eisinger

    Michael Eisinger is the Assistant Project Manager at the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. While completing his Master’s in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University, he participated in several international academic and research programs and was invited to speak at conferences, seminars, and symposiums on the subject of the Holocaust and genocide. After graduating, Michael deepened … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

    Irit Felsen

    Article: Encounters with Chronic Psychiatric Holocaust Survivors: Trauma, Psychosis and Functionality Irit Felsen, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and traumatic loss, with a special focus on Holocaust survivors and their families. Dr. Felsen received her Ph.D from the University of Hamburg, Germany and completed her post-doctoral training at Yale University. She is … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Emily Kaplan

    Emily Kaplan is the Project Coordinator for Holocaust Survivor Services at Jewish Family and Career Services in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served in this capacity for nearly two years and highly values the opportunity to provide Holocaust survivors with various services and outlets in order to enhance their lives and empower them to continue making … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Tatiana Kastner

    Tatiana Kastner is a Gerontological Social Worker at Edmonton Jewish Family Services. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University in Montreal. She has many years of experience working with immigrants and helping them to fulfil their potential. Tatiana speaks English, French, Russian, and Hebrew, which enables her to connect to … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

  • Deb Kram

    Deb Kram is the Client Outreach Manager for the Claims Conference. Kram came to her work at the Claims Conference following a prominent career in adult education in Boston, where she launched Ma’ayan, an award-winning program for the study of Jewish texts, as its founding Program Director, and had served as the Director of Adult … Continue Reading ›› Continue reading →

Honoring Aging Holocaust Survivors