Courses by instructor: Rabbi Jon Sommer
Rabbi Jon Sommer has served as rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco, and for ten years as a Jewish chaplain in the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of both Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the University of California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Masters degree in Hebrew Letters. Rabbi Sommer was ordained in 1998, and currently serves on the board of a Reform Movement think-tank that addresses critical and timely issues facing modern Jewish thought and practice.
The Art of Comfort: Deeper Listening as a Form of Comfort
There is deep Jewish wisdom when visiting the sick (“What do I say?”) and consoling the the mourners (“What do I do during shiva?") Sometimes it’s not just family, but also supporting caregivers, comforting the ...