Symone Sass coordinates the Meal Partners Program for Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County. The program organizes meals between Holocaust survivors and volunteers to reduce isolation and broaden survivors’ support systems.
Lennon Flowers is the co-founder and executive director of The Dinner Party, which facilitates conversations about loss over shared meals. She also leads The People’s Supper, which addresses ideological, political and racial divides.
Karen Erlichman is a spiritual consultant for The Dinner Party, which creates connections between and hosts dinners for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Juliane Hammer is an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina. Her research interests include American Muslims, marriage and family, women’s rights and food.
Matthew E. Boxer is an assistant research professor of modern Jewish studies at Brandeis University, where he studies American Jewish life and identity.
The Most Rev. Justin Welby is the archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England. He has engaged a number of social issues since being installed in this role in March 2013, including poverty, climate change and medically assisted suicide.
Liat Ayalon is deputy director of the school of social work at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where she specializes in aging. She is also a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Conrad Hackett is Pew Research Center’s associate director of research and senior demographer. Contact him through Anna Schiller.
Daniel Cox is a research fellow in polling and public opinion with American Enterprise Institute. He previously served as research director for Public Religion Research Institute.