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Study Group Discussion Offerings
Although these have start/end dates, they are ongoing.
Upcoming Taste of Gamliel Short CoursesTo view recordings of past Taste of Gamliel Short Courses...
Please contact our Registrar (J.Blair@Jewish-Funerals.org), or simply register for the course (even though it has already happened), and you will be emailed the link to the recording.
July 19 and August 16, 2020, Emily Fishman and Rabbi Becky Silverstein
Trans-Inclusive Taharah Practices Short Course Series
Sundays, 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific (two 90-minute classes)
Free! – Click here to register
This course is funded by the Hadar and the Schusterman Family Foundation
Two seminars on how to include trans haveirim and meitim in taharah ritual and liturgy led by two people who worked on the Boston Community Hevra Kadisha’s Gender Task Force.
August 5 and 12, 2020, Rabbi Richard Address
Jewish Sacred Aging
Wednesdays, 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific (two 90-minute classes)
Course fee is $72 – Click here to register
The longevity revolution has produced major changes in our Jewish community. We are older, more active and more eager to engage the tradition. In this two-session course we will examine some of the texts that form a spiritual foundation for positive aging in this new frontier and then examine some of the more powerful new rituals and prayers that are being created to respond to the new life stages that have emerged as a result of our longevity
Upcoming Gamliel Core Curriculum CoursesRegistration is Open
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Recent Articles of Interest
Articles about the pandemic are not included here, but links to articles are listed on our Coronavirus and Jewish Death Practices page.
- Poem about pandemics, March 11, 2020 – Poem by Lynn Ungar
- Join the fight against hatred and antisemitism, take action in support of those killed this past year, including 11 Jews in Pittsburgh. – 11 Actions for 11 Lives
- Reform Judaism, July 17, 2019 – How and Why I Sit with the Deceased Before Burial
- Tablet Magazine, July 16, 2019 – Lessons for Living from the Burial Society
- OZY, June 27, 2019 – Why the Coffin Industry is Dying for Disruption
- Rabbinical Assembly, March 26, 2019 – Resolution on Chevrah Kadisha
Online Videos Related to Jewish Death Practices
- A list of BimBam animated videos related to Jewish death rituals and traditions now on YouTube
- “Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly Too” ELI Talk by Michael Slater
- “A Good End” Podcast from My Jewish Learning
- Jewish Sacred Aging podcast interviews with David Zinner: March 17, 2017, August 1, 2014 (part II), July 21, 2014 (part I)
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