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Judaism's Rich Traditions at the End of Life, Illustrated: 4 Session Series: CANCELLED!

  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA, 94118 United States (map)

A unique 4 Session, Monday night series taught and illustrated by Me'irah Iliinsky, artist rabbi, with time for discussion! Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Oct 29: Moses Denies his Death. A dramatic reading of an ancient midrash, based on Deuteronomy (Devarim) 34:1-4, takes us through Moses’ anguished and questioning conversation with  God when it is his time to die. Plenty of time for audience conversation after the illuminated reading. 

Nov 5: Values Underlying Jewish End of Life Traditions. We can learn what Jews do, step by step, at the end of life, but learning the foundational values beneath our traditions informs us as to why we do them. Rabbi Joshua Elkin identified eight values, Rabbi Me’irah Iliinsky has illustrated them. 

Nov 12: What Could a Chaplain Do for Me & My Family? Six true stories, revealing how hospital or hospice chaplains might interact with patients and families to deepen meaning, purpose and comfort at the end of life. Illustrated!

Nov 19: What Happens at a Jewish Funeral—and Why. A Jewish funeral is filled with beautiful and meaningful rituals. Learn what they are and how they create community to honor the deceased and comfort the mourners.



Earlier Event: October 10
Visual Portals to Sacred Texts