Sherri Mandell is co-director of the Koby Mandell Foundation which runs programs for bereaved families in Israel. Her book, The Blessing of a Broken Heart, won a National Jewish Book Award in 2004. Ms. Mandell is a graduate of Cornell University and received an M.A. in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. She taught writing at the University of Maryland and at Penn State University. Her new book is entitled The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration.