A Candid Conversation About Moving Through Grief and Building Resilience
Wednesday at 5:00pm PDT
Judaism believes that every moment of life is precious and of infinite value. So what happens when life ends, and how do we as loved ones in mourning cope with this loss? Explore these questions and more as we discover the Jewish approach to grief and loss with the author of the Modern Loss Handbook, Rebecca Soffer and AJU’s Chief Innovation Officer, Rabbi Sherre Hirsch. The Modern Loss movement works to eradicate the stigma and awkwardness around grief while also focusing on your capacity for resilience and finding meaning. You’ll learn how to confront a future without your person, honor their memory, deal with trigger days, manage your professional life, and navigate new and existing relationships. The Modern Loss Handbook is for anyone who has lost their “person” or wants to give something meaningful and effective to someone who has, buy the book HERE.
Rebecca Soffer is cofounder of Modern Loss, a global movement offering creative, meaningful, and practical content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She is also coauthor of the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome. (Harper Wave, 2018) and an internationally recognized speaker on loss and resilience. She writes regularly across media, including The New York Times, Glamour, NBC, and CNN. Rebecca is a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna and a Peabody Award–winning former producer for 'The Colbert Report.' Rebecca and her husband and sons split their time between New York City and The Berkshires. For more information visit ModernLoss.com.
Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is the Chief Innovation Officer at American Jewish University. She made headlines as the first female rabbi at Sinai Temple, the largest Conservative congregation on the west coast. She served as Senior Rabbinic Scholar at Hillel International, where she created and developed Hillelwell, an initiative for Hillels worldwide to become the recognized address for preventative mental health. A thought leader and author on spirituality and religion, Rabbi Hirsch has appeared on the Today Show, ABC News, Extra, and PBS, among other outlets, and has been a contributor to Time.com, Oprah Magazine, the Jewish Journal, the Hollywood Journal, and more.