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March 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 2: Dying Death Burial

Monday, March 2, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Stuart Kelman
$10

Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do In this session, you will become confident and comfortable with Vidui (the Jewish way of last words), Jewish laws, customs, and traditions about dying, performing tahara (preparing the body), the funeral service, and issues concerning burial and cremation. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ... and Not Being Afraid,” a series of discussions about the…

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April 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 3: Art of Comfort

Monday, April 6, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Abra Greenspan
$10

The Art of Comfort Judaism provides much needed guidance for family, friends, and caregivers when visiting the sick and consoling the bereaved. This session aims to support caregivers and mourners surrounding topics like sitting shiva, conversational etiquette (what to say and what not to say), and how to comfort the self. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ...…

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May 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 4: The Other Conversation

Monday, May 4, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Samuel J. Salkin
$10

The Other Conversation: Talking With Your Family About Your Final Wishes This session will address the best ways to talk with family about personal preferences for final wishes and suggestions on how to navigate scenarios where there might be differing beliefs. Topics include funeral planning, choosing a cemetery, picking a plot for cremains, stillbirths, and interment, financial planning and the money conversation, and issues facing interfaith/intermarried families. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel,…

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June 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 5: Mourning and Grief

Monday, June 1, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
$10

Mourning and Grief: After the Death This session will address Kaddish basics, what the Jewish tradition says about mourning, grief, and memory, and how to gather community support. We will create a safe place to share special cases of death such as stillbirth, neonatal, suicide, physician-assisted death, sudden, and traumatic death. The customs of the first year of mourning (sheloshim) will also be discussed. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — OMJCC — Session 6: When Life Is Over

Monday, June 8, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
$10

When Life Is Over: Where Is Your Soul? Jewish Perspectives on the Afterlife We will survey the diverse range of Jewish conceptions of the soul, the afterlife, resurrection, and reincarnation, and reflect on the big questions at the end of life. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ... and Not Being Afraid,” a series of discussions about the…

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