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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, February 27
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 27 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Tue Sherith Israel Rabbi Elliot Kukla


Congregation Sherith Israel

2266 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94115



Rabbi Elliot Kukla

Rabbi Elliot KuklaRabbi Elliot Kukla is a rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco providing spiritual care to those struggling with illness, grieving or dying. Elliot was ordained by Hebrew Union College in Los Angles in 2006. He trained in chaplaincy at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, specializing in mental health at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, in 2007. Before moving to San Francisco he served congregations in his hometown Toronto, Canada, as well as West Hollywood, CA and Lubbock, TX.