COURSE

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.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  1. Participants will understand the timeline of Jewish mourning rituals and how they are counter-cultural to secular traditions

  2. Participants will learn about a variety of Jewish ideas of what happens after we die

  3. Participants will explore their relationship and understanding of God and prayer

  4. Participants will be given ideas of how to find support and comfort when community may not be present.

​MEETING OVERVIEW
  • 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

MATERIALS NEEDED
  1. Zoom Video access via Desktop, Laptop or Tablet (No phone usage with Zoom)

  2. Personal Notebook or Journal for course exercises

Support: Bereaved Individuals

Duration: 6 weeks

Session Length: 60 min

Day: Thursdays

Time: Noon - 1:00 pm PT

Start Date: October 8, 2020

Program Cost: $300 ($50/session)

Participants: 4 - 8

Facilitator: Rabbi Allison Flash

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