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Shabbat Speaker – Rebecca Soffer

January 28, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Space During an Ongoing Season of Grief
Friday, January 28
Sermon at Shabbat Services, and Program following
On Zoom Only (see weekly email for link)

Join Rabbi Schultz in conversation with Rebecca Soffer, cofounder of Modern Loss, for this necessary event on how we can acknowledge and creatively navigate individual and shared grief during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond – and, as important, how we can meaningfully support others. Participants will have the opportunity to share in conversation and ask questions. 

Rebecca Soffer is cofounder of Modern Loss, which offers creative, meaningful and encouraging 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), which The Strategist named a best book on loss for a younger generation, and the author of the forthcoming “The Modern Loss Handbook,” an interactive guide through loss and resilience (Running Press, 2021). Rebecca also runs the Modern Loss Substack newsletter, a longform monthly deep dive into various themes stemming from grief. She has been featured across media, including on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, NY1, MSNBC, Fox, and CTV; led retreats at Kripalu; and spoken nationally on loss and resilience at Chicago Ideas Week, HBO, and Amazon. Her writing has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, Marie Claire, Glamour and NBC. Rebecca is a former producer for The Colbert Report and a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna. 

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