Death is both mysterious and inevitable, and grief becomes an unwelcome friend as people mourn loved ones. In Jewish tradition, we tend to focus our mourning traditions on grief, comfort and caring for the living. And wisely, we understand that the soul is on one long journey that is greater than each particular chapter.
Together, we will look at texts and traditions that support and sustain mourners on their journey, and speak to the grief we feel when we have lost a loved one. We will also have time to share our own morning journeys and sit with the evolution of our own grief. Finally, we will touch on the rituals of mourning as they connect to the spiritual journey at the end of life.
All are encouraged to join us for this important conversation and some reflection.