I’m Dead! Now, What?

Finding Holiness in Living and Dying: Introduction to Jewish Death Practices

Monday June 10, 2024, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Followed by informal Q&A / Discussion

We’re excited to have author and senior educator Rick Light coming to share his wisdom with us!  Please join us to explore the beauty and richness of Jewish traditions around the end of life, come learn about:

  • midwifing souls between realms of existence
  • what makes Jewish traditions so powerful
  • why death rituals form the foundation for richer living
  • where Jewish rituals around death come from
  • and more…

All attendees will receive a free copy of the award-winning book, “Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation.” Highly praised by Rabbi Jack Riemer in the book’s foreword, this book includes stories from some 20 authors who share personal experiences in relation to Jewish death practices.

This workshop is free of charge and will be held at Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder.  

RSVP is preferred and helpful but not required.  For further information and to reserve a seat, contact evie@jadeinfo.org

Richard A. Light grew up as a child of the only Jewish family in Gunnison, a small mountain town in Western Colorado.  After graduating from the University of Colorado, he studied Judaism in a yeshiva in Jerusalem and in the rabbinic program at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles (now called the American Jewish University).  Mr. Light has published four books on Jewish rituals and practices relating to death and dying, one of which (mentioned above) won a 2016 Nautilus Book Award. In 1996 he co-founded his local Chevrah Kadisha (a traditional Jewish organization whose members prepare Jewish bodies for burial and support the bereaved in their community) and led it for 18 years. Mr. Light co-organized a national annual conference on Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish death practices for 17 years, and also taught online classes for much of that time. He lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he continues to teach and raise awareness about Jewish rituals and practices at the local, state, and national levels.  To learn more about Mr. Light and his books, see https://richardalight.com.

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