Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
Organization:
Germantown Jewish Centre
Cost:
GJC Members $50 / Non-members $65

Location

400 West Ellet Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
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The Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) has been the heart of the Jewish community in Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for 75 years. We are a vibrant, pluralistic and egalitarian synagogue located in Mount Airy and committed to

Jewish Practices in Death & Mourning

February 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Jewish Practices in Death & Mourning: Adult Ed Course at Germantown Jewish Centre

with Rabbi Lewis & Rabbi Zeff

Begins on Sunday, February 2

As death is an inevitable part of life, at some time in our journey we all fill the roles of mourners and comforters.  We will explore the wisdom and practices of Judaism that help us cope with death and bereavement; discuss the meaning of Jewish traditions for the end-of-life and mourning. We will reflect on the power of memory and the origins of the practices of Yizkor (remember) and yahrtzeit (anniversary of the death).  Incorporating our own experiences of loss and bereavement and the voices of ancient and contemporary thinkers, we will talk about possibilities for mourning and for comforting those in mourning. At our last session of Feb. 23 we will welcome guest teacher Simcha Raphael to speak on Jewish Views of the Afterlife (this session will be open to the community, not just those enrolled in the course.

Four sessions:  Sun 10-11:30 AM/Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

GJC Members $50/Non-members $65

Advanced registration necessary, but is welcomed, contact [email protected] or 215-844-1507 X 19.

More Events from Germantown Jewish Centre

Fri. Dec 19
6:00 PM
Germantown Jewish Centre’s Kol Zimrah (monthly musical) Service Friday, December 19 @ 6 PM
Sun. Dec 21
10:00 AM
Kayna Hora, Poo-Poo-Poo: The Evil Eye & Jewish Superstition Germantown Jewish Centre Hazak (55+) Program with Ellen Frankel
Sun. Dec 21
10:00 AM
Israeli Dancing at Germantown Jewish Centre Sundays at 10 AM in December (except 12/28)
Sat. Jan 3
10:00 AM
Germantown Jewish Centre’s Kol D'mamah Monthly Contemplative Service Saturday, January 3 at 10 AM  
Sun. Jan 4
8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Men's Club at Germantown Jewish Centre Sunday, January 4 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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