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Nancy's Bookshelf: Rabbi Steve Leder inspires readers to examine their lives and turn them into something meaningful


Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the author of critically acclaimed books such as The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life without Losing Your Soul.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University; studied at Trinity College Oxford; and was ordained at Hebrew Union College.

He has been twice named one of Newsweek Magazine’s ten most influential rabbis in America and his sermon was once included in an award-winning episode of The West Wing.

He chats with Nancy about his book, "For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story."

Episode #668

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.