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Please join UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Rabbi Steve Leder, author of the new critically acclaimed book, The Beauty of What Remains: How our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift.


In this latest book, a sequel to More Beautiful Than Before, Rabbi Leder takes us on an inspiring and comforting journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone.


Even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi, was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father. It was only then that Steve Leder the son, truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before.


Steve Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. After receiving his degree in writing and graduating cum laude from Northwestern University, and spending time studying at Trinity College, Oxford University, Leder received a master's degree in Hebrew letters in 1986 and rabbinical ordination in 1987 from Hebrew Union College. He is the author of four books: The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things ; More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul ;  More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us; and The Beauty of What Remains.

You may pre-order a signed copy of The Beauty of What Remains here.


You may also pre-order the book  (not signed) at Diesel Bookstore  or on Amazon 


Dr. David Reuben will join Rabbi Leder in conversation. Dr. Reuben is Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA. He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program.

Monday, January 11, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.


To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit www.friendsofnpi.org/open-mind-videos, or our YouTube Channel.

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