25 2022

Community Shabbaton March 25

7:30PM - 9:30PM  


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Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Comtemporary Perspectives

While many assume judaism does not have a belief in an afterlife, there are in fact extensie Jewish teachings on life after death.  Through study, storytelling, and discussion, we enter the worlds of Kabbalah and Hasidism and discover what the Jewish mystics taught about the soul's journey.  We also discover the pratical connection between afterlife teachings and our contemorary Jewish death rituals.

Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA'AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training.  He has served as Adjunct Professor in Religion as LaSalle University and Temple University, and is Faculty of the Art of Dying Institute of New York Open Center.  Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, he is a Fellow of the Rabbis Without Borders Network, and author of numerous publications including the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife, and co-editor of Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions ReimaginedCLICK HERE for his website.




This program is supported and funded by Congregation Shir Chadash, Temple Beth-El, Vassar Temple and the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County.