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Merle R. Saferstein

Legacy Educator, Author, Speaker
North Miami Beach, FL
Merle R. Saferstein was the director of educational outreach at a Holocaust Center in South Florida for 26 years. Since retirement in 2011, she developed and currently teaches a class entitled "Living and Leaving Your Legacy®." She lectures on the subject of legacy nationally and internationally, trains hospice staffs on how to do sacred legacy work, and works with individual patients at the end of their lives. Merle volunteers at a camp for children who lost loved ones and introduces the children and their parents to journaling. She also facilitates a writing class at Gilda’s Club for women who have been impacted by cancer. Merle has completed over 370 volumes of journals, and over fourteen years culled through them taking excerpts according to approximately seventy topics. She is the author of "Room 732," and serves as council member of the International Association of Journal Writers. Merle is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Merle was recently chosen as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Volunteer of the Year.