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Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death.
New York October 27 – November 03, 2018

Jewish Practices Around Death and Mourning

Saturday, October 27


In this two-day intensive course (beginning on 10/26), you will how traditional Jewish funeral, burial and mourning rites are in sync with respect for the environment. Caring for the dead can help you value life.

This course (begins on 10/26 from 12:00-7:00 p.m.) is a two-day intensive designed for non-Jews involved in end-of-life work including seminarians, chaplains, clergy, hospice workers, medical professionals, social workers, funeral directors, and interested lay people.

This intensive will cover history, text study, resource identification, and education techniques as well as hands-on practice to provide a broad base of knowledge about traditional Jewish values and practices along the continuum of visiting the sick, supporting those who seriously ill, caring for those who have died and comforting the mourners. This course will begin off-site at a Jewish funeral home.


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