How Suffering Transforms Us


Tuesday, November 5

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Event Co-Chairs: Anita Barlow and David Donchin


Heritage Hall

1800 NW 122nd Street


Interviewed by Eli Roberts, KFOR Anchor

Reception and book signing for all guests following the program


Reservation deadline October 28, 2019


General Admission: $35 (1 ticket)

Patron: $75 (1 ticket and priority seating)

Leader: $250 (2 tickets, copy of book and premier seating)

Tickets may be purchsed by check or credit card.

Please note that credit card purchases will include an additional 3% processing fee per ticket.

Please make checks out to the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City

and mail to:

Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City

710 W Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 103

Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Steve Leder, Author

Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, CA and the author of critically acclaimed books. Leder was twice-named by Newsweek as one of the 10 most influential rabbis in America. He has been a guest on CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, FOX, and has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, Beliefnet and TIME Magazine. He has written The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul and More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us which reached the #4 best seller on Amazon in its first week.


In his book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Tranforms Us,  Leder examines the many ways in which we can transform physical, psychological and emotional pain into a more authentic meaninful life by drawing from his own story and others'. The book guides you through pains' stages of surving, healing and growing as he shows us that when we must endure, we can, and that there is a path for each of us that leads from pain to wisdom.