Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Action

The Light and Legacy of Rachel Cowan

The Light and Legacy of Rachel Cowan

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Rachel Cowan was a civil rights activist, the first female Jew by choice ordained as a Rabbi, and a beloved and influential mindfulness teacher. Watch a film and panel discussion celebrating her life.

After Rachel Cowan was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer, her years of mindfulness practice enabled her to model living well while dying. This program will feature a screening of Dying Doesn’t Feel Like What I’m Doing, a new film about Cowan from American-born, Jerusalem-based documentary filmmaker Paula Weiman-Kelman. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Weiman-Kelman, Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Brotherhood Sister Sol, and Jeannie Blaustein, Founding Board Chair at Reimagine End of Life. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Marc Margolius, Senior Program Director at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.


Film Talk, Panel, & Conversation Community Gathering Celebration & Remembrance


Spirituality End-of-Life Planning Grief Living Fully Social Justice & Race