Susan B. Levine serves on the board of Reconstructing Judaism. She worked in the financial services industry for most of her career, holding senior positions in private industry as well as spending time in public service. In 2015, she suffered a traumatic injury during a suicide attempt which left her a double amputee, having lost an arm and a leg. In a frank, raw, and uplifting public conversation at the November 2018 Reconstructing Judaism convention, she discussed the path she has travelled and the ways she finds to choose life.
December 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
This special episode was recorded before a live audience at the Reconstructing Judaism convention in November 2018. I interviewed Susan Levine, an extraordinary person and a member of the Board of Governors of Reconstructing Judaism. Trigger Warning: Susan and I discussed resilience in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. Susan is wise and grounded and deeply reflective, both about her attempts to end her life, and about her decision to live with integrity and beauty afterward. We want listeners to be prepared for what's coming.