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The Art of Comfort

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

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 self, and the gift of shiva and how to do it well. Yes, there is shiva etiquette.

This is one part of a five-part series Walking in the Valley of the Shadow. You may attend any or all topics in any location in any order.

For the third straight year, Lehrhaus, The Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel and The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center address the challenging issues surrounding death and dying.


# Sessions
Date & time

Tuesday, March 20
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 20 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Tue Beth Emek Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky


Congregation Beth Emek

3400 Nevada Court

Pleasanton, CA 94566



Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky

Me'irah Illinsky Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky graduated from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007. Both a rabbi and an artist, Iliinsky is the illustrator of National Jewish Book Award Winner, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, published by the URJ Press and the Women of Reform Judaism. Rabbi Me'irah has worked as an artist, clinical social worker, congregational rabbi, teacher, and a hospital and hospice chaplain. She is currently Community Rabbi at Rhoda Goldman Plaza in San Francisco and teaches Parashat ha Shavua at the JCCSF.