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Kid in a Candy Store

by Second Generation Storykeeper Ellen Kaidanow My mother-in-law was born Shifra Leviatin in Dubno, Poland on an uncertain date in June. Her birth date is an educated guess, gleaned from memories of the few relatives who made it through the Holocaust. Shifra had two sisters: an older sister Perel, and a younger sister, Bela.  Her […]

Storykeeping For Well-Being

One of the most important things you can do to create emotional wellness in your family is develop a strong family narrative. Children who have a multi-generational understanding of their family have lower anxiety and greater well-being. According to research from Emory University’s Family Narratives Lab: The more children knew about their family’s history, the […]