Based in Toronto, Canada, Shlomit Kriger enjoys sprinkling inspiration, knowledge, and healing through the arts. She has covered dynamic and inspiring people and ventures for such news publications as Canadian Jewish News, This Magazine, Thornhill Liberal, Jewish Tribune, Ryerson Alumni Magazine, Good News Toronto, and One80, a youth newspaper for which she also served as an editor. Her poetry, songs, and other artistic pieces stretch readers’ emotions and imaginations, sometimes also pushing them to dive deeper into societal issues.
In 2005 Ms. Kriger coordinated the 6th Annual Creative Writing Contest for the Homeless for the Toronto-based humanitarian organization Ve’ahavta and co-produced a zine featuring the winning entries. That experience moved and inspired her, leading her to earn a certificate in the Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy and later pursue Artist-Educator training. She continues to explore how the arts can be used to help people express themselves, become empowered, and heal.
Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors is dedicated to her late grandfather, Kusha Kriger, whose parents, siblings, and other relatives were murdered in the Minsk ghetto in Belarus during the Holocaust, while he was fighting for peace with the Soviet Red Army.
If you would like to invite Ms. Kriger to give a presentation for your community group or high school or postsecondary class, please contact us.