Betty and Bernard S. Shapiro Family Lecture Series

A new public lecture series featuring engaging and insightful conversations with today’s top influencers and experts.

Please note that the October 23 event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more information upcoming conferences!

Featuring guest speakers Dr. Michele Borba (April 25), Julie Lythcott-Haims (June 7), and Jeffrey Kluger (October 23 – cancelled)
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Shaare Zion Congregation
5575 Côte Saint Luc Road, Montreal
Free admission


Dr. Michele Borba
The Unselfie Revolution

How does the Selfie Syndrome and our self-absorption epidemic hurt our kids' academic performance, increase bullying and lessen resiliency? An internationally recognized psychologist, Dr. Michele Borba, works to strengthen children's character and confidence, build strong families and create compassionate school cultures. Learn her framework for parenting that will shift the focus from I, me and mine to we, us and ours, leading kids to be kind, moral and courageous. *For more information on this speaker please visit


Julie Lythcott-Haims
How to Raise an Adult

As the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims developed a reputation as a fierce advocate for students and a strong critic of the growing trend of day-to-day parental involvement. She highlights the ways in which overparenting can harm children and add stress for parents. Learn practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the strength, resourcefulness and inner determination necessary for success.


Jeffrey Kluger: The Sibling Effect (October 23) - Please note that this event has been cancelled.
As senior writer at Time Magazine and author of nine books including The Sibling Effect and The Narcissist Next Door, Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings, birth order, twins and step kids. Learn what the bonds among brothers and sisters reveals and how science's new ideas about siblings offers insights on our understanding of ourselves and our children. *Arrangements for the appearance of Jeffrey Kluger made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY