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Mapping the Journey of the Mourner/the Journey of the Soul

  • Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Road Los Gatos, CA, 95032 United States (map)

If art speaks to you more easily than a lecture, if you are a mourner, if you wonder what Jewish traditions say about the soul, come to this unique presentation. 

The Soul Visits the Shiva Home

Rabbi Me'irah will be one of the presenters at the day long Jewbilee, a day of learning sponsored by the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos.

Basing her talk on a 4 panel-artwork "map," Rabbi Me'irah will lead participants through the unique experience of the mourner's first year, and will help us locate where, according to Jewish tradition, the soul of the deceased is located, and what it is up to! Portions of the artwork will be projected large enough for all to see. Question and answer period.

Some comments from previous participants:

“Information on Jewish beliefs and rituals I had not heard about before. Rabbi was compassionate in answering questions about grieving.”

“Inspiring, uplifting, hopeful. I’m not Jewish so I learned an aspect of Jewish tradition. Incredibly beautiful presentation.”

“loved her.  The beautiful art and how she communicates concepts. Loved discussion about how we mourn.”

“Mind blowing Rabbi Me’irah. Very talented to guide us on a map of mourning.”

“I was pleasantly surprised at the artistic approach to this experience, the power of symbolism.”