What We Talk About When We Talk About Loss

Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation


Thursday, March 28, 2019
7 – 8:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Nathan Englander (Kaddish.com) and Rebecca Soffer (Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome) discuss themes of Jewish ritual, loss, technology, and how we mourn in this conversation with Stephanie Butnick, Tablet Magazine and the Unorthodox podcast. 

About the Speakers

Nathan Englander is the author of the novels Kaddish.com, Dinner at the Center of the Earth and The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. His play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He also translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Rebecca Soffer is co-founder and CEO of Modern Loss and co-author of the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. She is a former producer for The Colbert Report and helped manage Reboot's international network. She has spoken nationally on loss and resilience at Chicago Ideas Week, HBO, Amazon, and Kripalu, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Health, and Refinery29. Soffer is a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna and lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children

Co-presented with the Jewish Book Council, in partnership with Tablet Magazine.

This program is now at capacity.

Advance RSVP is required; early arrival is suggested as space is limited. Entry is not guaranteed.