The Boulder Chevra Kadisha welcomes you and your friends to watch the 2009 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film together on next Sunday at the Boulder JCC.

Chevra Kadisha presents Departures at Boulder JCC

“Departures”, the 2009 Oscar winner of best foreign language film, is a profoundly touching, funny and wise movie from Japan. The story is about a young man who “accidentally” finds himself with a job as a funeral professional .  He learns how to respectfully, tenderly, and gracefully care for the departed.  The film shows the impact this has, sometimes quite cathartically, on the bereaved families.
There are many surprising similarities between our Jewish tahara rituals of washing and preparing the body for burial and Japanese customs.  Two important pillars of the Chevra Kadisha are honoring the dead, and comforting the mourners.  Though Jewish and Japanese customs are different, they both share this same intention.
The Boulder Chevra Kadisha welcomes you and your friends to watch this wonderful movie together on Sunday May 15 at the Boulder JCC.  Refreshments will be available starting at 6:30 PM, and the movie will start promptly at 7PM. Discussion to follow.  $5 suggested donation.

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