Featured writing for VaYishlach: The Woman Who Lost Her Names.
Nessa Rapoport is the author of the novel Preparing for Sabbath, a collection of prose poems, A Woman’s Book f Grieving and a memoir of family and place House on the River: A Summer Journey for which she was awarded a grant by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her meditations are included in Objects of the Spirit: Ritual and the Art of Tobi Kahn.
Rapoport writes and speaks frequently on issues of Jewish culture, writing and imagination and have been widely anthologized. Her column, “Inner Life,” appear in The Jewish Week and her essays and stories have been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Forward.
Rapoport is a senior program officer at the Charles H. Revson Foundation, with a focus on North American Jewish life and Israel. She joined the Foundation in 2005. From 1980 to 1990, Rapoport was a senior editor at Bantam Books, where she specialized in memoirs, including the bestselling book of the decade, Iacocca: An Autobiography.
Since 1991, she has worked in the nonprofit sector, developing programs and publications in the areas of leadership education and Jewish culture in the United States and Israel. She has published a novel, Preparing for Sabbath; a collection of her prose poems, A Woman’s Book of Grieving; and a memoir, House on the River: A Summer Journey. She writes and speaks frequently on issues of Jewish culture, writing and imagination.
“Nessa Rapoport Has the Write Stuff” – an interview in Babaganewz