AJU Program: Judaism as a Path for Connection – Love, Loss and Meaning

Tuesday, July 19, 2022    
5:00 pm PDT - 5:45 pm PDT

[This Program is scheduled on Pacific Time Zone]

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm (PDT)

Judaism as a Path for Connection: Love, Loss and Meaning


Join Zibby Owens, famed Bookfluencer, Podcaster, Author, Publisher and Mother of four, for a conversation about her loves, her losses and how Judaism made it all meaningful.

Zibby Owens wrote Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature as a candid and charming memoir about the ups and downs of midlife through the lens of reading and books. In conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch, Zibby one of American’s most beloved book influencers, will share how books and Jewish wisdom helped her navigate tough times. After losing her closest friend on 9/11 and later becoming utterly stressed out and overwhelmed by motherhood, Zibby was forgetting what made her her. She turned to books, and writing. Just when things seemed particularly bleak, Zibby unexpectedly fell in love with a tennis pro turned movie producer who showed her the path to happiness: away from type A perfectionism and toward “letting things unfold organically.” What “unfolded” was a meaningful career, a great love, and finally, her voice, now heard by millions of listeners, as well as a journey toward Judaism and connection.