Mental Health and Resilience
Inspired by her son’s untimely death, Andrea Sonnenberg is a mental health advocate, working to educate, increase awareness, and influence policy and decision makers.
Join her in conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch to discuss her journey and new podcast, “Getting Thru: Stories of Mental Health and Resilience”, which will be launching on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2021.
Andrea Sonnenberg is Co-Founder and CEO of Wise Readers to Leaders, a non-profit literacy and enrichment program for underserved students in Los Angeles. Andrea is an attorney, who has practiced in the corporate, entertainment and nonprofit sectors. She is the Chair of the Board of USC Hillel, serves on the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Legal Network of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
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.