Jewish Organizations

Empowering Lessons of the Holocaust

for a New Generation.

 

 

I speak about the Holocaust using humor and teaching lessons relevant to the lives of millenials (as well as older generations), such as resilience and overcoming self-doubt. My Holocaust work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, and media outlets around the world. My one-person play have been performed all over the country, including The National Theatre and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

"Funny, moving and very personal."          

                                                                                        -Megan Nesbitt
                                                                                       Executive Director, Brown RISD Hillel

 

Keynote:

My mother, who survived two Nazi ghettos, two concentration camps (including Auschwitz) and an infamous death march that started in Poland and ended hundreds of miles away in Germany, was a deeply inspiring figure. In this talk, I share her lessons as well as what I learned traveling to the sites where she lived during the Holocaust. 

 

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This keynote contains excerpts from my award-winning one-person play Collaterally Damaged.

 

 

 Featured in The Washington Post:

 

“...Smart...beautiful...and very engaging...Zam..is introspective and funny, but also fiercely aware of the world and her place in it..kicking complacency in the teeth -- but with a smile."  

                                                                 -  Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post

 

And TEDx

 

"You are so talented, so smart, such a pleasure to work with. I appreciate every single thing you have done for us from start to finish."

                                                                 -Carly Frank, Campaign Associate
                                                                  Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

 

 

My presentations are unique in these ways:

 

  1. I apply my mother's lessons to everyday struggles: building resilience and confidence 

  2. I offer an evidence-based system for building resilience and confidence. 

  3. I connect my mother's story to our fight against injustice, tolerance and genocide in today's world.

 

"Laura brought tremendous value to Shenandoah University. Her thought-provoking presentation about the Holocaust broadened our students' worldview. We are very happy we brought her to our campus."                      

                                                                 - Tracy Fitzsimmons                                                                              
                                                                   President, Shenandoah University

 

 

Oh yeah, I customize each keynote!

Call or email to find out how I might tailor my talk just for you! 

 

 

 

Workshops:

In addition to my keynote, I can offer your group a workshop on storytelling, writing about trauma, or building confidence in the 21st century.