Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains Presents

 

Jewish Views of Death, Dying and the Afterlife: 50 years after Kubler-Ross

 

Hosted by the Academy for Jewish Religion – California

574 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (UCLA Hillel Building) 

 underwritten by the generous support of

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries

 

Sponsors

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Academy for Jewish Religion – California

HUC/JIR Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health

Kashouvot – Spiritual Care in Israel

Board of Rabbis of Southern California

 

8:45 arrival, coffee, registration

9:10 Welcome. Introductions: Rabbi Maurice Kaprow, BCC, President of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains

9:20 Rabbi Anne Brener:  Navigating the Wilderness of Grief

Author:  Mourning and Mitzvah,

Dr Brener is a psychotherapist, spiritual director and teacher, leads workshops that explore the connection between spirituality and psychology, particularly as they relate to grief, mourning and healing. 

10:30 Rabbi Dr. Rachel Adler: Dying: a social act as it was in the pre-modern world.     

Dr. Rachel Adler has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought for Engendering Judaism: A New Theology and Ethics.

Dr. Adler is the Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Jewish Religious Thought Hebrew Union College/JIR.

Rabbi Dr Adler  writing a book that is under contract with Oxford University Press entitled

Pour Out Your Heart Like Water: Jewish Perspectives on Suffering.

 

11: 40 Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D.: Jewish Views of the Afterlife – Pastoral Applications

Dr. Raphael is the author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Founder and Director, DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy & Training

 

12:40 Lunch

1:30 Len Lawrence: Burial and cremation and physical responsibilities of the survivors.

Len Lawrence oversees more than 1,500 funerals a year… one family at a time.

It’s a rare few who can say they love what they do.  Lawrence is proud to be one of them. 

He joined the staff of Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries 15 years ago, and his only regret is that he didn't do it sooner.  

 

2:30 Panel Discussion

Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, senior rabbi and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Spiritual Care Department, President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California

Rabbi Rochelle Robins, Vice President and Dean of the Chaplaincy School, The Academy for Jewish Religion, California

Joel Kushner, PsyD Director, HUC/JIR Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health; Director, Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation; Director, Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center for Sexual Orientation Issues in the Jewish Community

Rabbi Dr. H. Rafael Goldstein, BCC Executive Director of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains.

 

3:50  Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff :  Jewish Medical Ethics Regarding the Dying Process

Author, Matters of Life and Death, A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics Elliot N. Dorff is a Conservative rabbi. Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy American Jewish University in California

 

5:00 closing

Jewish Views of Death Dying and the Afterlife: 50 Years after Kubler-Ross

Register Now

  • October 25, 2017
  • 574 Hilgard Avenue
    Los Angeles,
    United States
    90024