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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

This course was offered in Fall, 2016.

In this essential session we will address Kaddish basics, what the Jewish tradition says about mourning and grief and memory, and how to gather community support. We will create a safe place to share special cases such as stillbirth and neonatal death; sudden, and traumatic death. We will explore the customs of the first year and talk about “When does grief really end?”

This is part of a six-part series called Walking in the Valley of the Shadow, a project of The Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and Lehrhaus Judaica.

View the complete chart of programs.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sunday, November 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 13 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Sun B'nai Tikvah Rabbi Lawrence Raphael


Congregation B'nai Tikvah

25 Hillcroft Way

Walnut Creek, CA 94597



Rabbi Lawrence Raphael

Rabbi Lawrence RaphaelRabbi Lawrence Raphael joined Congregation Sherith Israel in 2003 following 30 years as a faculty member and dean at Hebrew Union College in New York. Prior to joining Sherith Israel, Rabbi Raphael was the first director of the department of Adult Jewish Growth at the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1996-2003). A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Raphael graduated from UC Santa Cruz (1967), where he founded and became the first president of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati (1974) and earned his Ph.D. in leadership and higher education from New York University (1990). Rabbi Raphael and his wife, Terrie, are the parents of Matthew, Andrew and Rachel.