The Jewish Women Entrepreneur Podcast
The Jewish Women Entrepreneur


Where we speak about Women, Jewish Identity & Leadership in Business
Episode #30 How Joelle was able to turn her pain into her purpose 
Joelle Eckstein, Author, Speaker, Founder, and Chair of the Eckstein project
In this episode, Joelle Eckstein talks about how since the loss of her husband she took her pain and transformed it into an inspiration to help widows go through this difficult time not alone. When this tragic event happened to her, she couldn't find a support group for herself, so she decided to start one. She first started a support group in Hebrew and soon after in French. She is also the host of 2 podcasts, one in English and one in Spanish, to ensure that widows are not alone, no matter where they are and what language they speak. She published her book "The Rabbi's Widow" and created an event to celebrate International Widows Day for the first time in Israel.
Listen to the full episode to know what to say and what not to say when you comfort someone after the loss of a loved one.   

Who is Joelle Eckstein?
Author, speaker, founder, and chair of the Eckstein project

Joelle was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, and moved to Israel in 1983, at age 15. After completing her studies at Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University, she started her journey in tourism. Joelle then went on to fulfill her dream of becoming an artist and opened her own handmade jewelry business, only to discover her real passion of helping others through the work of her husband, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. Joelle dropped everything to join him in his holy mission until his sudden passing in 2o19. Turning her pain into purpose, she started a nonprofit in her husband's memory. Joelle is a mother of two and is fluent in Spanish, French, Hebrew, and English.

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