About Safekeeping Stories

Safekeeping Stories is the developer of Storykeeping®, a modern approach to preserving and sharing family stories that is both practical and easy-to-use. Our proven path to saving family stories has been developed through more than a decade of research and years of experience with Storykeepers in one-on-one and small group settings. Storykeeping helps people bring meaning to experience and perpetuate the family stories that matter for the generations to come.

We teach Storykeeping in small groups, and provide continual guidance and support to Storykeepers.

Read about the impact our Workshops have had on others. 


Founder

Jill Sarkozi is the Founder of Safekeeping Stories and the creator of Storykeeping. Jill has found that family stories — which include inherited stories, the stories we are living, and the stories we pass on — provide a powerful path to understanding, purpose, meaning, and connection.

It has been particularly meaningful for Jill to work with descendants of Holocaust survivors to preserve their relatives’ memories and understand the intergenerational impact of the Holocaust on their lives and on the lives of the families that they are creating. With her encouragement, Jill’s father-in-law documented his Holocaust story for her family.

Jill has a degree in finance from Tulane University, a law degree from Tulane Law School, and has a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. She has four children and lives with her husband outside of New York City.

Photo: Justine Knight Photography

Advisor

Paul Sarkozi serves as Safekeeping Stories’ chief legal and business advisor. He is co-chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP in New York City and has been recognized for eight years as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the New York Metro area. Paul recently served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, which regularly addresses critical issues affecting business litigation in both NY State and Federal courts. Paul is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the Negotiation Workshop.

Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is part of the Second Generation; his father, grandparents, and uncle survived the Holocaust.

Photo: Justine Knight Photography

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