Boise Events


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 Wassmuth Center for Human Rights    

Commemorating Anne Frank's 90th Birthday

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

17th Floor, Zions Bank at 8th and Main

800 West Main Street / Boise 83702


Seattle Events


July 14, 2019

Barnes & Nobles - Downtown Seattle

600 Pine Street - Pacific Place

4 PM

July 18, 2019

Queen Ann Book Company

1811 Queen Ann Avenue North, Seattle

7 PM

September 11, 2019

Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave., Seattle

7 PM

Poland Events


JUNE 24, 2019

National Ethnography Museum

Warsaw, Poland

6-8 PM

JUNE 26, 2019

Krakow Jewish Festival


12:00 PM

reflections on Karen's presentation

 “Karen Treiger’s My Soul is Filled With Joy presentation is so much more than an author talk: it is an amazing multimedia, multilayered, multi-generational interactive story of family, survival, love, and luck. A lawyer by training, Treiger’s passion for dogged research and vibrant storytelling enable her to not only cogently communicate how disparate lives intersected in the most harrowing of times but she also does justice to her in-laws’ fated and mind-boggling story.  “When you marry someone,” she says, “you marry their family too. I married into a family of survivors.” Their intense stories of slavery to freedom came up annually around the Passover Seder table. Treiger, their daughter in-law, had the courage to stitch their far-off accounts and fabled anecdotes into an epic book. And her live presentation truly leaps off the page.”

Pamela Lavitt, Director of Arts+Ideas and Festivals, Stroum Jewish Community Center

“Karen Treiger is a dynamic and poignant speaker. She has a remarkable story to share and is a gifted writer and presenter – we were honored to have her join us at Temple Beth Am for our Yom Hashoah commemoration.”  

Alexis Kort, Director of Community Engagement, Temple Beth Am, Seattle

Karen Treiger’s presentation to our Middle School was compelling, informative and touched the spirit of everyone present. No small task. Our teachers were impressed with Karen’s dexterity; connecting history with her book’s narrative, our students were captivated by her engaging and thoughtful presentation and everyone was taken with the unfolding story of Karen’s research and family experience. Of all our presenters at the Seattle Hebrew Academy – Karen is the only one whom students asked to return for further question and answers. Now that says a lot! 

Rivy Poupko Kletenik, Head of School of the Seattle Hebrew Academy

“Karen Treiger spoke to 70 residents at Mirabella Seattle on Thursday, May 2, 2019 for an hour.  She presented the story of her husband’s family who survived the horrors of occupation in Nazi controlled Poland.  The lecture brought tears of joy to all attendees as she included her revisit to where here husband's parents hid in the woods.  The people at Mirabella loved Karen's eloquent story and professional power point presentation.  Mirabella only allows the most qualified speakers to speak and Karen is forever on our list of great speakers.” 

Leslie Klein, Chair of Programming Committee and Resident of Mirabella

“Karen Treiger’s account of her family’s Holocaust experience in Poland is riveting. My students sat on the edge of their seats, as she told the story of her father-in-law Sam’s escape from the Nazi death camp, Treblinka.  Her mother-in-law Esther Goldberg’s story of evading death in the Polish forest is equally compelling. Karen’s presentation was a game-changer for the students in my Everett Community College Humanities course, Surviving the Holocaust. They were able to connect what they had hitherto only read about to real people who demonstrated tremendous courage and resilience to survive. Karen presentation makes this dark chapter in human history come alive. I look forward to reading her book, My Soul is Filled with Joy.”    

Dr. Charles Fischer, Instructor of English and Humanities and Director of the Humanities Alliance, Everett Community College