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Reflections on the First Ten Years – conference plenary talk by Rabbi Stuart Kelman on the first decade of the Gamliel Institute

 

Taste of Gamliel Short Courses

2020 Schedule

  • Jan 9, 23, and Feb 6, 2020 – Rabbi Richard Hirsh: “Paradigms of Parting: Exploring Jewish Texts About Facing Death”
  • Feb 20, 2020 – Isaac Pollak: “The Well-Dressed Jewish Corpse – the Etiology of Jewish Shrouds”
  • Mar 11, 2020 – Rick Light: “Exploring the History of the Chevrah Kadisha
  • Mar 23 through Sep 14, 2020 – David Zinner and others: “Coronavirus Concerns Weekly Discussion”
  • Mar 25, Apr 1 and 12, 2020 – Alden Solovy: “Prayer as Deepest Desire: Writing Contemporary Liturgy”
  • Apr 22, 2020 – Rabbi Dayle Friedman: “Grit and Grace: Meeting the Spiritual Challenges of Aging”
  • Apr 29 and May 6, 2020 – Rabbi T’mimah Ickovits: “Seven Sacred Circles: Cultivating the Divine Feminine”
  • Apr 26, May 3, 17, and 24, 2020 – “Mining Our Tradition Series”
    • Apr 26 – Rabbi Jason Weiner, Rabbi Eric Weiss: “The Challenge of Caring for a Loved One in an Age of Isolation”
    • May 3 – Professor Laurie Zoloth: “The Challenge of Resource Allocation/Rationing”
    • May 17 – Rabbi Elliot Dorff: “The Challenge of “Where Is G-d in This Pandemic”?”
    • May 24 – Sam Salkin, Rabbi Shira Stern, Rabbi Simcha Weintraub: “The Challenge of New Liturgy for New Realities of Care and Mourning in the Current Situation”
  • May 20 and 27, 2020 – David Zinner: “You Shall Surely Bury Them?   The Jewish Community’s Cremation Challenge”
  • Jun 25, 2020 – Gary Goldberg: “You Want it Darker – The Death Awareness Practice of Leonard Cohen”
  • July 9 through Sep 17, 2020 – Rabbi Steven Moss: “Ma’avor Yabbok Weekly Study Group, Part I”
  • Jul 16 and 23, 2020 – Rabbi Elliot Dorff: “Death with Dignity”
  • Jul 19 and Aug 16, 2020 – Emily Fishman and Rabbi Becky Silverstein: “Trans-Inclusive Taharah Practices”
  • Aug 5 and 12, 2020 – Rabbi Richard Address: “Jewish Sacred Aging”
  • Oct 1 through Dec 24, 2020 – Rabbi Steven Moss: “Ma’avor Yabbok Weekly Study Group, Part II”
  • Oct 15, 2020 – Reb Simcha Raphael: “Journey of the Soul in the World Beyond: Wisdom from Kabbalah”
  • Oct 29, 2020 – Gail Tosto: “Building a Citywide Shmirah Community in the 21st Century”
  • Nov 5, 2020 – Rabbi Daniel Greyber: “Forgotten Mourners”
  • Dec 2, 2020 – Rena Boroditsky: “Exploring Taharah Strings”
  • Dec 16, 2020 – Arthur R. Hessel: “Funeral Home Contracting”

 

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Taste of Gamliel Themed Programs

2019 Schedule – Walking in the Valley of the Shadow … and Not Being Afraid

  • Jan 27, 2019 – Sam Salkin: “Getting Prepared: The First Step”
  • Feb 10, 2019 – Rabbi Stuart Kelman: “Dying, Death, and Burial: What Jews Do”
  • Mar 10, 2019 – Malka Stover-Kemp: “The Art of Comfort”
  • Apr 28, 2019 – Rabbi Rachel Kobrin: “Mourning and Grief: After the Death”
  • May 19, 2019 – Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan: “When Life is Over Where is Your Soul?”

2018 Schedule – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone: Jewish Practice of Remembrance

  • Feb 4, 2018 – Maharat Victoria Sutton: “Women and Mourning in Ancient Times”
  • Mar 4, 2018 – Rabbi Stuart Kelman: “The Mourners Kaddish”
  • Apr 8, 2018 – Jacob Klein: “Trans Day of Mourning”
  • Apr 29, 2018 – Rabbi Yonatan Cohen: “Disenfranchised Grief”
  • May 27, 2018 – Rabbi SarahLeya Schley: “An Alternative Yizkor Service”

2017 Schedule – From Here to Eternity: Jewish Views on Sickness and Dying

  • Jan 22, 2017 – Dan Fendel: “Is THIS in My Pay Grade? Practical Skills for Bikkur Cholim”
  • Feb 19, 2017 – Dayle Friedman: “Spiritual Challenges for Elders and Caregivers”
  • Mar 19, 2017 – Sara Paasche-Orlow: “Dying in Hard Times”
  • Apr 23, 2017  – Richard Address: “Sacred Decisions as Life Ebbs”
  • May 21, 2017 – Elliot Dorff: “Medical Interventions to Keep People Alive”
  • Jun 25, 2017 – Laurie Zoloth: “Suffering and Religion”

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2016 Schedule – The World to Come: Do You Have Your Ticket?

  • Jan 31, 2016 – Dr. Alan Brill: “Jewish and Hindu Views on the World to Come”
  • Feb 21, 2016 – Rabbi Steven Moss: “Maavar Yabbok Looks at the World to Come”
  • Mar 27, 2016 – Rabbi Elliot Dorff: “Conservative Judaism and the World to Come”
  • Apr 17, 2016 – Rabbi Elie Spitz: “The Texts Address the World to Come”
  • May 15, 2016 – Beth Huppin: “The Zohar Looks at The World to Come”

2015 Schedule – Your Life is Over: Do You Know Where Your Soul Is?

  • Feb 1, 2015 – Rabbi T’mimah Ickovits: “Magical Soul Tour”
  • Mar 2, 2015 – Dr. Eitan Fishbane: “The Soul as True Self – Personal Identity and Reincarnation in Kabbalistic Thought”
  • Mar 29, 2015 – Rabbi Dr. Burton Visotzky: “The Priest’s Wife and the Thief in the Orchard – Body and Soul in the 5th Century Roman Galilee”
  • May 20, 2015 – Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram: “When Spirits Visit from the Other Side – Sharing Stories, Texts, and Experiences”
  • Jun 7, 2015 – Rabbi Elie Spitz: “Jewish Views of Survival of the Soul”

2013 Schedule

  • Feb 25, 2013 – Michael Slater: “Taharah Team Leadership”
  • Apr 28, 2013 – Rick Light, Rabbi Stuart Kelman: “Honoring K’rovei Yisrael – Ritual Washing of a Non-Jew”
  • Dec 15, 2013 – Rabbi Daniel Greyber: “Encouraging Mourning Ritual for the Non-Traditional Mourner”

2012 Schedule

  • Oct 28 2012 – Stuart Kelman, Dan Fendel: “Taharah Liturgy”

 

Note:  We do not have records of sessions in 2011 or 2014.

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Continuing Education Courses

2019 Schedule

  • March 27, 2019 – Rabbi Richard Address: “A Look at Sacred Texts That Form a Spiritual Foundation for Life’s Third Stage”
  • April 3, 2019 – Rabbi Richard Address “A Jewish Approach to Mental Health and the Impact of Alzheimer’s/Dementia”
  • April 10, 2019 – Rabbi Richard Address “Examining New Rituals for New Life Stages”
  • Nov 6, 2019 – Rabbi Ebn Leader “A New Look at Taharah Liturgy – Rehitzah
  • Nov 13, 2019 – Rabbi Ebn Leader: “Liturgy continued – Taharah
  • Nov 20, 2019 – Rabbi Ebn Leader: “Liturgy continued – Halbashah

2018 Schedule

  • April 25, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “A vision of Entering Olam Haba
  • May 2, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “The Honored Place for Women in Olam Haba
  • May 9, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “Olam Haba is Like a River – Always Flowing”
  • Nov 28, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “Zohar and an Introduction to the Idra Rabbah”
  • Dec 5, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “Idra Rabbah continued”
  • Dec 12, 2018 – Beth Huppin: “Idra Rabbah continued”

2017 Schedule

  • Oct 25, 2017 – Rabbi​ ​Neal​ ​Rose “The Psalms:The language of the Soul”
  • Nov 1, 2017 – Rabbi​ ​Peretz​ ​Wolf​ ​-​ ​Prusan​ ​ “ Healer of the Broken Heart, Psalm 147”
  • Nov 8, 2017 – Rabbi​ ​Dr.​ ​H.​ ​Rafael​ ​Goldstein,​ ​BCC​ ​ “Psalm 27”

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Gamliel Cafe Presentations

2019 Schedule

  • January 17, 2019 – Dan Fendel: “Our IDF Experience in Israel, Recent Articles et al”
  • February 21, 2019 – Rick Light: “Final Kindness: Honoring Krovei Yisrael
  • March 21, 2019 – Canceled due to Haggim
  • April 18, 2019 – Canceled due to Haggim
  • May 16, 2019 – Carl Viniar: “What is ALEPH, and his Personal Journey as a Rabbinic Pastor Student”
  • June 20, 2019 – Rabbi Richard Address: “Jewish Sacred Aging and the Longevity Revolution”
  • July 18, 2019 – Lisa Rappaport: “Divrei Nichum ~ Comforting Words During Times of Loss: A Collection of Poems for Mourners”
  • August 15, 2019 – Panel: Jean Berman, Heidi Katz, Bill Morris: “Impact of Gamliel Institute on Their Lives and Communities”
  • September 19, 2019 – Rabbi Janet Madden: “How do we mourn Jewish things that Halacha  does not recognize as bereavements?”
  • October 17, 2019 – Canceled due to Haggim
  • November 21, 2019 –Elizabeth Menkin: “Conversations About Goals and Values – The Step Before Advance Directives”
    • For this session, attendees were encouraged to purchase the Go Wish cards ahead of time, or try them out online at GoWish.org
  • Dec 19, 2019 – Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife: “Priestessing in Judaism”

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2018 Schedule

  • January 18, 2018 – HollyBlue Hawkins: “Limmud Festival 2017”
  • February 15, 2018 – Vickie & Linda: “CK and the Generation Gap”
  • March 15, 2018 – Dan Fendel: “Light and Consolation”
  • April 19, 2018 – Abigail Salisbury: “Legal Issues of Interest to CK”
  • May 17, 2018 – Rick Light, David Zinner, Kerry Swartz: “2018 Conference Program Overview, Introduction to online Program using Sched
  • June 21,2018 – Rabbi Stuart Kelman, Yehudis Fishman: “Coco the movie and Jewish death practices”
  • July 19, 2018 – Edna Stewart: “What makes Walking in the Shadow work”
  • August 16, 2018 – Gary Goldberg: “Music and Poetry of Leonard Cohen”
  • September 20, 2018 – Canceled due to Haggim
  • October 18, 2018 – Rabbi Stuart Kelman: “Sperber”
  • November 15, 2018 – Arielle Friedtanzer: “Medical Aid in Dying”
  • December 20, 2018 – Rabbi Me’irah Iliinsky: “The Tree of Life is Weeping”

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2017 Schedule

  • March 15th, 2017 – Rena Boroditsky: “The Letter Shinh”
  • April 19th, 2017 – Rick Light: “The Four Gates of Pesach”
  • May 17th, 2017 – Me’irah Iliinsky: “Map of the Journey of the Soul”
  • July 19th, 2017 – David Zinner: “Muslim Tachrichim”
  • August 16th, 2017 – Isaac Polack: “A Look at Sheol”
  • October 18, 2017 – Kerry Swartz and Fred Helms: “Documents & Forms to Have on Hand”
  • November 15, 2017 – Jean Berman: “Creative Liturgy for Lifecycle Events”
  • December 20, 2017 – Rena Boroditsky and Joe Blair: “The Chai Mitzvah Curriculum Approach”

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