Jewish Tradition Surrounding Death: Plan Ahead

Har_HaShem_star_plus_wordsA panel discussion on “Jewish Tradition Surrounding Death and Pre-Planning Funerals” will be held next week at Congregation Har HaShem with Rabbi Josh Rose, and Mike Greenwood and Gary Kornfeld from Greenwood & Myers MortuaryFor adults of all ages, consider attending on Wednesday, May 29th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. with your parents or with your adult children. This program is open to the community and there is no cost. There will be a door prize as well as $500 pre-planning coupons for all attendees!
Learn about Jewish traditions surrounding death from Rabbi Rose, hear about the new facility and services being introduced to the Boulder Jewish community this summer from Mike Greenwood and Avraham (Gary) Kornfeld through Greenwood & Myers Mortuary, and ask questions pertaining to the details around death and dying from the Jewish perspective. There will also be information provided regarding the advantages of funeral pre-planning, both financial and for peace of mind.
Local author Amy Levine’s new book, The Funeral is Just the Beginning: Everything You Need to Do When a Loved One Dies” will be raffled off as a door prize to one lucky winner or available for purchase.
Mike Greenwood is owner of Greenwood & Myers Mortuary and has worked in the funeral business in Boulder for 27 years. During this time, he worked as General Manager at Crist Mortuary for over 10 years and was instrumental in arranging the Jewish section at Mountain View Cemetery. Mike is highly regarded by Boulder’s Rabbis for the compassionate service he provides.

Avraham (Gary) Kornfeld has worked extensively in and around the Jewish community for over 18 years. He is currently a leader in the Aish Kodesh community who also volunteers with Boulder’s Chevra Kadisha (Jewish burial society). He brings his compassion and understanding around the Jewish death and grief process to help guide and assist those in the Jewish community at this critical time of need.

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Congregation Har HaShem is a Reform Jewish congregation located at 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder.

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