The clock is ticking, time is passing. Suddenly, everyone is talking about discovering roots… Yes, genealogy uncovers data, but data are just the plain, simple facts. A story, though, captivates readers, lifting us beyond those vital statistics. A story takes us on a journey; it tells of challenges, choices, and triumphs.
At Dor V'Dor Legacies – we endeavor to capture that story; to bring life and energy to those names and facts, to those statistics and photographs, to those maps and documents. At Dor V'Dor we help unlock the past, open new chapters, creating immeasurable satisfaction by transforming memories, feelings and recordings into the written word.
With this gift of sharing your story or your parents' and grandparents' stories with your children and grandchildren, we help you produce a professional permanent journal while establishing an indelible bond with your loved ones.
It is your everlasting legacy.
From generation to generation… with Dor V'Dor Legacies.
Your Story. Your Legacy. For Posterity.
".זכר ימות עולם בינו שנות דר ודר שאל אביך ויגדך זקניך ויאמרו לך"
"Remember the days of old; reflect upon the years of generations. Ask your father, and he will tell you; your elders, and they will inform you."
As a novelist, published author and short-story fiction writer, Estie Florans has written and published extensively – weaving plots, subplots, mystery and intrigue,
setting the stage for spellbinding, page-turning drama. A number of her novels have been performed as plays in camps and schools worldwide.
As a writer of non-fiction, Estie Florans has conducted a myriad of interviews, featuring personal interest stories, running the scope of educational, communal,
religious, and biographical. She is also a columnist at Binah Magazine, creator and writer of the popular From Their Daughters' Hearts series, introducing readers to the daughters
of renowned personalities, intertwining the historical, personal and inspirational into an innovative, gripping narrative. A collection of articles from her column have recently been expanded with additional stories and information, and are compiled into ArtScroll's newly released best seller, FROM THEIR DAUGHTERS' HEARTS. Estie Florans has also done copywriting and
other marketing ventures for schools and fundraising events.
Some samples of published articles in Binah Magazine:
As a personal biographer, Estie Florans offers private clients an opportunity to have their own life experiences – their words, their feelings, their dreams – recorded for posterity. With the combined experience of writing fiction and nonfiction, and the skill of conducting hundreds of hours of interviews that facilitate interviewees to open up and tap into long forgotten memories, Estie Florans looks forward to sharing with you that immeasurable satisfaction of transforming your thoughts into words and crafting them into an everlasting legacy.
At Dor V'Dor Legacies you get to choose the package that best suits you and your family. Whether it's a memoir, full-fledged biography, a particular memory, a tribute or commemorative journal, or even if you prefer to start simply with an audio recording – the choice is yours.
A Dor V'Dor Personal Biography captures your family's story beginning with your parents' childhood, youth, engagement, marriage and continues through their childrearing years including familial, work and community experiences. A Dor V'Dor Personal Biography combines family history with some world history, family stories, photos, recipes and any other memories, resulting in a professional leather or leatherette-bound inspirational journal.
Through Dor V'Dor Commemorative Journals we interview family members, coworkers and friends of the deceased who are enthusiastic about sharing their memories. These recordings are transcribed and organized into a bound journal that can be presented at a yahrtzeit, or anytime. More importantly, it will serve as a lasting memorial tribute of your loved one.
Is there a special birthday of a special someone? Is there an educator in your life who left a lasting impression, or pioneered new paths in the field of education? Is there an organization whose dedicated members deserve a tribute of gratitude for their years of devotion or a community member who serves as an inspiration and role model? At Dor V'Dor we give you the opportunity to express your gratitude by presenting your hero or heroine with a Dor V'Dor Tribute Gift Certificate. We will arrange a convenient time to interview this special person and we'll conduct interviews with other willing community members. These interviews will be pooled together to create a beautiful journal that serves as an inspiration and an expression of your gratitude.
A Dor V'Dor Slice of Life is just that, a slice of life. This is your opportunity to remember and relive a specific event or time in your life and have it recorded and professionally written. You and your loved ones can savor those experiences (and what you gained from them) for generations to come.
At Dor V'Dor we recognize that every company has a story to tell. Someone planted a seed, nurtured it throughout the years, helping it grow and flourish. Let's discover the people behind those desks, the names behind the letterheads. Dor V'Dor will write your corporate history, focusing on those builders and their mission, turning your company history into a beautifully written effective piece that serves as an incentive to your employees and a welcoming message to future clients.
A Dor V'Dor Recording is an audio recording of the interview, conducted and facilitated by our experienced personal biographer to record your family member's voice and memories – even if you are not yet ready to have the recording transcribed and written into book form. This can be saved for a later date, or can be cherished just the way it is.
As we embark on that journey, please keep in mind…
"When I was approached by Estie Florans to be interviewed about my father for Binah Magazine I was extremely hesitant. I agreed with trepidation because in my eyes he was larger than life and I felt that condensing his story to a brief essay would diminish his kavod, chas v'shalom. I needn't have worried! With her deep understanding and her powerful pen, Estie captured the voice and tone of that which I hoped to convey, creating a beautiful memorial that is a very honorable snapshot of his life and contributions to so many. It was a masterpiece and our family is truly grateful."Mrs. Numi Oshry, educator and lecturer;
daughter of Harav Amram Taub, the Bridder Rebbe of Baltimore, zt"l
"Estie Florans earned my respect and trust while writing about my father, Rabbi Moshe Sherer, ז"ל. It was important to her that the feature she wrote accurately reflected my words and feelings. She skillfully portrayed the warm, devoted father and grandfather he was and the legacy he left us –- creating a lasting memoir my children and grandchildren will cherish."Mrs. Rochel Langer, educator, Monsey, New York;
daughter of Rabbi Moshe Sherer, zt"l, President of Agudath Israel of America
"Mrs. Estie Florans is a master at capturing the essence of our collective and individual memories in a very sensitive, profound narrative. Yasher koach."Rebbitzen Chava Scharf, educator, Brooklyn, New York;
daughter of HaAdmor Harav Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, the Sadigura Rebbe ztvk"l
"A writer is an artist that can convey their ideas and feelings through the usage of words. However, an author who can portray other people's thoughts and legacies, untainted by his own personal opinions is a true master of the written word. This is Mrs. E. Florans' talent."Mrs. Bleemie Gelbwachs, educator, Lakewood, New Jersey;
daughter of Harav Chaim Aharon Weinberg, zt"l
"When Estie approached me to write an article about my Montessori school, I was honored but hesitant. How was she to grasp in one conversation all of my life's work? Conceptually, it's difficult to understand all the nuances, varied educational methodologies and most of all my goals for this Avodas Hakodesh. Estie exceeded all expectations. Her professional and caring manner and her bright, inquisitive, intuitive style of writing, resulted in an article that was informative, accurate, thought provoking and fascinating to many parents and educators."Mrs. Zeldy Walden;
Directress of Mesorah Montessori School, Toronto
"In an article portraying the history of special education from its inception to its current status, Mrs. Estie Florans displayed a meticulous facility for detail but also managed to convey the excitement, the poignancy, the challenges, and the joys of establishing programs that have helped countless children to achieve academic success."Dr. Helene Ribowsky, Educational consultant;
Zippetyzapper Language and Learning.com
"I want to thank you, Estie, for your beautiful article on my father. We received a lot of feedback from friends and Montreal'ers. Everyone enjoyed the article and felt that it captured my father's essence. It is true that we provided the information. But it still takes a person with an appreciation of a gadol to write it like you did…"Mrs. Carmella Nussbaum;
daughter of Harav Pinchas Hirschprung, zt"l, Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada
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