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Death (Before) Dinner

Sunday, June 7, 4:00-6:00 pm

Last fall Rabbi Harris, Dan Yancey, and Allan Metz launched “Death Over Dinner” for our Temple family to discuss important issues around Jewish practices and perspectives related to death, dying, and mourning. While this sounds to some like a frightening or even morbid conversation, it is actually a beautiful opportunity to reflect on what matters most to us and how Jewish ritual helps us when we face death and grief. 

Because we are not gathering in person at the Temple, we have decided to move forward with Death [Before] Dinner. Join Rabbi Harris Sunday afternoon, June 7, on Zoom to participate in this life-affirming conversation. Register by June 3 so Rabbi Harris can arrange to have materials delivered to your home. Those who register after June 3 may have electronic materials delivered through email instead of hard-copy materials.


So that we have starting places for our shared conversations, below are some selected "homework" assignments for all of us to read, watch, and listen to before we gather at the table. They are very short, but are engaging, informative, and inspiring.

 My Mother's Death and Why Writing an Ethical Will is Important

Watch: A Good Goodbye

Listen: Contemplating Mortality

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