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Grief and gratitude

  • Season: Season 2
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins and Chloe Zelkha

Three-quarters of a million people are missing from the Thanksgiving table this year, dead from COVID-19. Join us for a conversation with Chloe Zelkha, a co-founder of the Covid Grief Network, about outreach to young adults experiencing profound loss.

Chloe Zelkha is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. She helped to found the COVID Grief Network which is putting groups of young adults together with therapists and chaplains to make meaning of their losses during the COVID pandemic. Zelkha has worked as a resident chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco and was a guest on an earlier episode of this podcast.


Some Cited Works

"Saturday" from Hood by Emma Donoghue

"'Tis a Fearful Thing" by Yehuda HaLevi

"In Blackwater Woods" by Mary Oliver

"Adrift" by Mark Nepo

"When You Meet Someone Deep In Grief" by Patricia McKernon Runkle


  • Seán Collins
  • Chloe Zelkha


  • grief and young adults
  • covid-19
  • thanksgiving
  • loss
  • covid grief network
  • grief