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The Art of Comfort: Deeper Listening as a Form 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.

Schedule

# Sessions
1
Date & time

Thursday, May 17
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$10
Session Time Days Location Instructors
May 17 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Peninsula Sinai Congregation Rabbi Jon Sommer

Location

Peninsula Sinai Congregation

499 Boothbay Ave.

Foster City, CA 94404

650-349-2816

Instructors

Rabbi Jon Sommer

Rabbi Jon SommerRabbi 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.