Grief and Mourning in Judaism
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
This multi-week course will focus on helping participants understand what Judaism offers for someone experiencing loss and grief.
We will discuss the role of God, prayer and memory while also making participants aware of what to expect regarding Jewish mourning rituals and thoughts about what happens to us after we die.
Participants will understand the timeline of Jewish mourning rituals and how they are counter-cultural to secular traditions
Participants will learn about a variety of Jewish ideas of what happens after we die
Participants will explore their relationship and understanding of God and prayer
Participants will be given ideas of how to find support and comfort when community may not be present.
Meeting 1: Introduction and Exploration of the Role of God
Meeting 2: Stages and Benefits of Jewish Mourning Rituals
Meeting 3: Concepts of the Afterlife in Judaism
Meeting 4: The Role of Memory in Jewish Life and Bereavement
Meeting 5: The Role of Community in Jewish Life and Bereavement
Meeting 6: The Role of Prayer in Healing
Zoom Video access via Desktop, Laptop or Tablet (No phone usage with Zoom)
Personal Notebook or Journal for course exercises
Support: Bereaved Individuals
Duration: 6 weeks
Session Length: 60 min
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm PT
Start Date: October 8, 2020
Program Cost: $300 ($50/session)
Participants: 4 - 8
Facilitator: Rabbi Allison Flash