Welcome to my website. Please follow the links to learn more about me, my classes and workshops on Living and Leaving Your Legacy® as well as my journaling, Room 732, and the project I am currently working on.

Legacy Classes

If you are interested in attending a legacy class or would like to engage me as a speaker, please contact Merle R. Saferstein at merles1212@gmail.com or fill out the contact form.

If you’re planning to take Merle Saferstein’s class on how to leave a legacy, don’t expect your assignment to prompt a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. Once the retired educator begins asking pointed questions, the course will feel more like emotional boot camp-in a good sort of way. She’ll demand that you dig into your hidden hopes, examine your most important values and determine if you’re truly putting your effort where your heart is. Ana Veciana-Suarez, Miami Herald

Read the full article Here.

Please view the following video which best describes the legacy classes. It might take a minute to download.

Journal Writing
For over forty years, I have kept journals. Over a period of fourteen years, I went back through my journals, read them, and took excerpts from these 360 journals on approximately seventy topics. I am currently beginning to write a series of books using these excerpts. Please watch this video which explains why my journals will become my legacy.


Writing and Journaling Workshops

Beginning on Sunday, April 5, 2020 and for the following three Sundays, I will be facilitating a weekly Spiritual Journaling workshop. This is being presented by Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s caring community entitled Mishkan Miami. The workshop will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST until 12:30 p.m. If you want to join in, we’ll be on Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/679972711
or call, 1-646-558, 8656; enter at the prompt the Meeting ID 679 972 711

For the month of April, I will also be offering an online Journaling Circle through Gilda’s Club once a week on Mondays at 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. For anyone who is currently affected by cancer or knows someone who is and might like to join us , please call 954-763-6776 or email me at merles1212@gmail.com.

Throughout the year, I facilitate a writing workshop, The Women’s Writing Connection, at Gilda’s Club, a cancer support community, in Ft. Lauderdale. The class takes place every other Thursday. Please call 954-763-6776 for further information.

Room 732 has been selected as a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree!

Room 732 takes place at the Hollywood Beach Hotel in South Florida during the years 1934 to 2012.  Woven into stories of love and human connection, all of which take place in Room 732, you will meet two strangers who become friends, a seasoned Naval officer who is preparing sailors for war, and a young married woman who explores her innermost thoughts. You also will encounter a divorced father who is spending time with his daughter after a long absence, two cousins who have come to the hotel on a special mission, and many other individuals who have stories to tell.

Saferstein’s concept is clever…It’s clear that she did her research before writing; each chapter abounds with accurate historical details.  A good conceit. Kirkus Review

Click here to order the book on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

On May 2, 2016, my article entitled Jumping for Our Legacy appeared on the Huffington Post.

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