Facing Death as Jews - with Guest Teacher, Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips
While media images of "the undead" surround us, most of us are understandably afraid of real death.
We deny its inevitability. We avoid its approach. We pretend it's something for other people.
Yet we know that all life must end, even as we might wish it to be otherwise. How can we draw upon the resources of Jewish tradition to tame our fears of death -- and repair the circle of life?
Come join special guest teacher Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips as we explore the sacred Jewish practices of levayah (accompanying) that bring together spirituality, sustainability and social justice. This teaching will be preceeded by a pot-luck dinner and followed by our Bina Kirtan Shabbat Service.
Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips, MSW, MPH is the executive director of WAYS OF PEACE Community Resources in Brooklyn, New York. As the founding chair of a 70-volunteer sacred fellowship, her published resources have guided Jewish caring community development across the country and around the world. You can read more about Rabbi Regina and her work on reclaiming Jewish burial practices for progressive communities here.
Rabbi Regina will also be teaching on Saturday afternoon.
Beacon, NY 12508-12508