"I love connecting with people. I seek to understand where they're coming from and where they want to go. My aim is to understand the human experience, from peoples' current goals to their great-grandparents' long lost memoirs."
Sara Aharon is an author, coach, and speaker who's passionate about the themes of resilience and perseverance. She loves to explores how perseverance develops among communities and individuals across their lifespans, in her research and day-to-day work.
She is the author of From Kabul to Queens: The Jews of Afghanistan and Their Move to the United States (Decalogue Books and the American Sephardi Federation). She has spoken about her research at universities, libraries and community centers across the country, including Harvard, Columbia University, the University of Maine-Orono, and the 92Y.
An avid fan of child literacy causes, Sara is thrilled to be a children's book author and lead storytimes with her picture book, One Step at a Time, and its themes of bravery and persistence.
Sara is donating part of her book earnings to UNICEF's "Let Us Learn: Equity in Education Project" in Afghanistan to help bring literacy and education to children, especially girls, everywhere (see "Charitable Giving").
Sara studied coaching through Columbia Business School Executive Education. She is nationally certified in First Aid for Mental Health. She studied modern Jewish history and Middle Eastern studies at Brandeis University and New York University. Sara's passion for helping people and understanding their stories brought her to Flatiron School, coaching professionals as they transition to new careers, and the civil rights sector, where she led interreligious/intergroup outreach for the Anti-Defamation League's New York Region. She was named to The Jewish Week's "36 Under 36" honorees list of young leaders and innovators.