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Mourning And Grief: After The Death

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

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 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 6
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 06 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Tue Sherith Israel Rabbi Lawrence Raphael


Congregation Sherith Israel

2266 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94115



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.