Karen Kaplan, was born and raised in West Rogers Park, a Jewish neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. She is an engaging international speaker and continues to share her compelling life story and the message of forgiveness. Karen received her B.A. from the University of Illinois in Nutrition and Medical Dietetics and trained at The Claret Center of Hyde Park, IL. as a spiritual director. She maintained a private practice and lectured for many years throughout the Chicago metropolitan area on health and wellness. 
     After her father died, she began journaling memories (both bitter and sweet) that turned into a memoir of conquering the deep-seated fear and all consuming hatred she felt towards him. Articles, excerpts and news stories of her memoir were featured on WGN-TV Chicago morning news, the Chicago Jewish News, the Chicago JUF News, The Patch, an online Chicago and suburban newspaper, the Deerfield Review and  the Highland Park Highlander. 
    Raising her three chidren has been the most rewarding and joyous part of her life. Karen is married to Bobby Weiss and they live in Highland Park, Illinois. 
Below is a link to a WGN -TV feature story which aired over Thanksgiving last year.  
Here is the link to Karen's book:
DESCENDANTS OF RAJGROD - Learning To Forgive

Karen Kaplan, was born and raised in West Rogers Park, a Jewish neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. She is an engaging international speaker and continues to share her compelling life story and the message of forgiveness. Karen received her B.A. from the University of Illinois in Nutrition and Medical Dietetics and trained at The Claret Center of Hyde Park, IL. as a spiritual director. She maintained a private practice and lectured for many years throughout the Chicago metropolitan area on health and wellness. 

     After her father died, she began journaling memories (both bitter and sweet) that turned into a memoir of conquering the deep-seated fear and all consuming hatred she felt towards him. Articles, excerpts and news stories of her memoir were featured on WGN-TV Chicago morning news, the Chicago Jewish News, the Chicago JUF News, The Patch, an online Chicago and suburban newspaper, the Deerfield Review and  the Highland Park Highlander. 

    Raising her three chidren has been the most rewarding and joyous part of her life. Karen is married to Bobby Weiss and they live in Highland Park, Illinois. 

Below is a link to a WGN -TV feature story which aired over Thanksgiving last year.  

Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter, Karen Kaplan, Learns How To Forgive. Letting Go Anger Fear Paranoia 

Here is the link to Karen's book:

http://www.amazon.com/Descendants-Rajgr%C3%B3d-Learning-Karen-Kaplan/dp/0692207619

 

- See more at: http://wnrotary.org/Speakers#sthash.rlzr44pc.dpuf
 
DESCENDANTS OF RAJGROD - Learning To Forgive

Karen Kaplan, was born and raised in West Rogers Park, a Jewish neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. She is an engaging international speaker and continues to share her compelling life story and the message of forgiveness. Karen received her B.A. from the University of Illinois in Nutrition and Medical Dietetics and trained at The Claret Center of Hyde Park, IL. as a spiritual director. She maintained a private practice and lectured for many years throughout the Chicago metropolitan area on health and wellness. 

     After her father died, she began journaling memories (both bitter and sweet) that turned into a memoir of conquering the deep-seated fear and all consuming hatred she felt towards him. Articles, excerpts and news stories of her memoir were featured on WGN-TV Chicago morning news, the Chicago Jewish News, the Chicago JUF News, The Patch, an online Chicago and suburban newspaper, the Deerfield Review and  the Highland Park Highlander. 

    Raising her three chidren has been the most rewarding and joyous part of her life. Karen is married to Bobby Weiss and they live in Highland Park, Illinois. 

Below is a link to a WGN -TV feature story which aired over Thanksgiving last year.  

Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter, Karen Kaplan, Learns How To Forgive. Letting Go Anger Fear Paranoia 

Here is the link to Karen's book:

http://www.amazon.com/Descendants-Rajgr%C3%B3d-Learning-Karen-Kaplan/dp/0692207619

 

- See more at: http://wnrotary.org/Speakers#sthash.rlzr44pc.dpuf
 
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