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Saturday, June 27 • 3:30pm - 4:40pm
Exploring Jewish Practices Regarding Death and Dying

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We all will experience the death of a loved one, yet we are uncomfortable talking about this topic. Here is your opportunity to learn about the Jewish practices around death and dying. What should you say when someone dies? What happens to the body between death and burial? Is organ donation allowed? What are the rituals available to you? Bring your questions, concerns, even fears. The more you know now, the better equipped you will be to handle it with confidence when a loved dies.

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Susan Esther Barnes

Susan Barnes is a founding member of her synagogue's Chevra Kadisha, the group of volunteers who visit the sick, comfort mourners and prepare people who have died for burial by performing taharah (ritual washing and placing the body in a coffin) and shmirah (guarding the dead person... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:30pm - 4:40pm PDT
Russian River Valley SC2082

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