In her new book Yesterday Never SleepsJacqueline Heller, MS, MD, draws upon decades of clinical experience to weave together a powerful narrative that contains neuroscience, memoir of her life as a child of Holocaust survivors, and patient histories involving a range of psychological ills and trauma. Dr. Heller’s uniquely holistic approach to emotional health – and her own story – demonstrates how the therapeutic process and self-analysis help us make sense of our history and forge a better future. Dr. Heller will be joined in conversation by Professor Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz, scholar at Bar-Ilan University.

Jacqueline Heller is a physician with board certification in psychiatry and neurology and is a psychoanalyst. Over her forty-year career, she maintained a psychiatry practice and treated patients at a community clinic. Dr. Heller was an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences within the David Geffen School of Medicine. She taught and supervised psychiatrists in training. Dr. Heller recently retired. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz is the Director of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, the Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Professor in Holocaust Research, the Rabbi Pynchas Brener Professor in Research on the Holocaust of European Jewry, and Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She is also a historian-curator of The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do.