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Course 5 - Chevra Kadisha: Ritual Practice

 

Jewish Ritual Practice in the End of Life Continuum
Introduction to Gamliel Institute's Course Five

at the 12th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
Temple Beth Sholom Miami Beach - Tuesday, March 25, 2014


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Description

Presenter

7

8

Breakfast


8

9

Gamliel Institute - history and future

Rabbi Stuart Kelman & David Zinner

9

9:15

Break


9:15

10:45

Rabbi Jack Riemer's Drashot on End of Life Traditions - Reality of Death, Funeral, Burial, Shiva

TBD

10:45

11

Break


11

noon

Reflections on Reflections

Rabbi Jack Riemer*

noon

1

Lunch


1

2

Break


2

5

Kaddish, El Malei Rachamim and Yizkor as they fit into a Theology of Jewish memory

Professor Lawrence Hoffman**

5

5:30

Break


5:30

7:30

Dinner off site


7:30

8:30

Gamliel Institute Course 5 and Mission to NYC, Prague and Israel

Rabbi Stuart Kelman & David Zinner

8:30

9:30

Machpelah, Kohen Gadol and Solomon's Couch in the Zohar

Professor Daniel Matt*** (by skype)

 

*Rabbi Jack Riemer, has been called the greatest living Darshan, teacher of Aggadah of our time. He is the editor of Jewish Reflections on Death (1974), Wrestling With the Angel (1995) and co-editor and coeditor of So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them (1983).His greatest gift may be his ability to listen, to connect, and to put into words a sermon- he's written thousands and they are distributed to hundreds of rabbis.

**Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman teaches classes in liturgy, ritual, spirituality, theology and synagogue leadership at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, in New York. Rabbi Hoffman has written or edited over forty books, including My People's Prayer Book, a ten-volume edition of the Siddur with modern commentaries, which was named a National Jewish Book Award winner for 2007. His Rethinking Synagogues: A New Vocabulary for Congregational Life and his Art of Public Prayer are widely used by churches and synagogues as guides to organizational visioning and liturgical renewal.

***Professor Daniel Matt has completed 8 volumes of a 12 volume translation of the Zohar: Pritzker Edition. This immense project has been hailed as "a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.". He is a leading authority on the Zohar and Kabbalah and the author of The Essential Kabbalah, Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment; God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality; and Zohar: Annotated and Explained. He formerly taught Jewish spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley