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Zieva Konvisser’s diverse career has evolved from pharmaceutical chemist to automotive executive to earning a post-“retirement” PhD in human development. As a Fellow of the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University, her research focuses on the human impact of traumatic events, such as terrorism, genocide, war, and wrongful conviction. She has served on the National Commission on American Jewish Women and the boards of several community, philanthropic, and professional organizations and is currently on the international board of METIV: The Israel Psychotrauma Center, the advisory board of Strength to Strength, and the board of Proving Innocence. Whether in the laboratory, the parts distribution center, the streets of Jerusalem, or the boardroom, she has always been driven by a commitment to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the communities in which they live and work.



Interview: “The Splash” Person of the Week, Civic Center TV, December 4, 2017
Interview: Nurturing Survivors, Focus Magazine: Social Justice, Fielding Graduate University, Summer 2017
Book Review: Loretta Polish, Free Associations, Newsletter of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (p. 17), March 2015 Volume 45 Number 1
Interview: For Israeli families bereaved by Gaza war, a ‘lonely journey’ is still in its early stages, Maayan Jaffe, JNS.org, January 15, 2015
Book Review: Facing terror as a daily event, Alan Jay Gerber, The Jewish Star, December 3, 2014
Interview: JM Sunday with Mattes Weingast, Nachum Segal Network, November 23, 2014 (1:15:30-1:29:21)
Book Review: Chicago Jewish Star, November 14-27, 2014
Book Review: Barbara Goodman, Michigan Jewish History Journal, Volume 54, Fall 2014
Interview: Zieva Dauber Konvisser: Living Beyond Terrorism, Livia-Bitton-Jackson. The Jewish Press, August 29, 2014
Interview: The Big Falafel with Molly Livingstone, Voice of Israel, August 12, 2014
Book Review: The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, August 7, 2014
Book Review: "Living Beyond Terrorism," A Book Review, Batia Medad. Shiloh Musings, July 30, 2014
Interview: Faith amid the Flames, Mishpacha Magazine, July 29, 2014 ( For full text click here )
Book Review: Resilience to master any crisis, Sybil Kaplan. The Jewish Post & Opinion (p. 17), July 2, 2014
Interview: The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Herschel Finman, WLQV 1500 AM, July 20, 2014
Interview: Book includes focus on NJ terror survivor, New Jersey Jewish News, July 14, 2014
Living Beyond Terrorism, OneFamily, June 27, 2014
Interview: Morning News Edition with Yael Wissner-Levy, i24 TV, June 26, 2014
Book Review: The Days After, T. Lamm, The Jewish Press, June 20, 2014 ( For full issue click here )
Interview: Tamar Yonah Show, Arutz Sheva Radio, June 16, 2014
Book Review: Triumphing over terrorism, Heritage Florida Jewish News, June 6, 2014
Interview: Life After Trauma, Detroit Jewish News, April 3, 2014
Book Reviews: Library Thing
Book Reviews: Good Reads


Blog: A Different Song of Hope: Survivors of Terror, Israel Forever Foundation, May 7, 2019
Blog: How Can Parents Help Children Cope with Trauma?, Israel Forever Foundation, November 2, 2018
Blog: A Purim Remembrance, Israel Forever Foundation, February 22, 2018
Blog: Blessing for Maddie on Her Bat Mitzvah, Israel Forever Foundation, February 12, 2018
Blog: Losing a Child to Terror, Israel Forever Foundation, December 19, 2017
Book Review of “Miriam’s Song” by Smadar Shir, Israel Forever Foundation, October 15, 2017
Reading Israel: Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing, Israel Forever Foundation, June 12, 2017
Blog: Uncovering Stories of Hope and Healing, Israel Forever Foundation, June 12, 2017
A Purim remembrance, The Times of Israel, March 8, 2017
The Year Without Purim…Another Time and Place, The Israel Forever Foundation, March 5, 2017
Book review: Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story’ by Matti Friedman, The Times of Israel, February 26, 2017
Book review: Miriam’s Song: The Story of Miriam Peretz by Smadar Shir, The Times of Israel, January 6, 2017
Hope – The Force That Moves Us Forward, The Times of Israel, December 30, 2016
Jewish Unity, The Times of Israel, November 3, 2016
The Year Without Purim… Another Time and Place, The Times of Israel, March 24, 2016
A Good Day for God’s Hand, The Times of Israel, March 20, 2016
Courage, Kindness, and Action: Israeli Responses to Terror, The Times of Israel, March 13, 2016
Surviving Terror: Listening To Their Voices, Understanding Their Lives, The Israel Forever Foundation, November 10, 2015
Reading Survivor Stories, Listening To Their Voices, Remembering Their Lives, The Times of Israel, September 1, 2015
Strength to Strength: Survivors Healing Survivors, The Times of Israel, June 12, 2015
Song of hope, The Times of Israel, April 20, 2015
Just Say “I’m Sorry,”, The Times of Israel, March 3, 2015
Hatikvah – “The Hope”, The Times of Israel, February 11, 2015
Living Beyond Terrorism and Wrongful Conviction: Stories of Hope and Healing, Holding Hope, February 3, 2015
Defy Darkness, Spread Light, The Times of Israel, December 29, 2014
Op-Ed: A Journey to Emotional Healing After a Terror Attack, Arutz Sheva, December 13, 2014
Living Together in Israel…The Nicest Place in the World, The Times of Israel, November 30, 2014
A Candle for Chaya Zisel Hy"d, Arutz Sheva, October 30, 2014
Op-Ed: A Sukkot Story: Terror, Humor, and a Happy Ending, Arutz Sheva, October 9, 2014
After Arab Bank verdict, don’t lose sight of the human impact of terror, The Times of Israel, October 1, 2014
After Arab Bank verdict, don’t lose sight of the human impact of terror, JNS.org, September 29, 2014
After the Suicide Bombing, 614: The HBI eZine, September 23, 2014 ( For full text click here )
Survivors…Discovering Who They Really Are and Rebuilding Their Lives Beyond Terrorism, The Times of Israel, September 23, 2014
Why Must We Commemorate?...A Question With Two Meanings, The Times of Israel, September 17, 2014
The Newest “Families of the Bereaved”…Young Lives Lost in the Service of One’s Country, The Times of Israel, September 9, 2014
The Newest “Families of the Bereaved”…Honoring Children’s Memories by Helping Other Children, The Times of Israel, September 2, 2014
The Newest “Families of the Bereaved”…National and Personal Losses and Grief, The Times of Israel, August 25, 2014
'How does one prepare to be a bereaved mother?', The International Jerusalem Post, July 11, 2014
'How does one prepare to be a bereaved mother?', The Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2014
From tragedy to triumph, The Jerusalem Post, May 7, 2014
Op-Ed: Celebrating the Lives of Israel’s Defenders, Arutz Sheva, May 5, 2014
The Year Without Purim, excerpt from Living Beyond Terrorism on aish.com, March 8, 2014


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