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Memory into Blessings: Gathering for Bereaved Parents

November 3, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We invite bereaved parents, close relatives, friends supporting grieving families, religious leaders, and mental health professionals. We aim to provide a supportive environment where healing can occur through
Jewish teachings’ perspectives and the power of creative expression.

Friday, November 3
, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Virtual conversation with Congressman Jamie Raskin on how his grief for his son Tommy z”l inspires his political activism.
  • Shabbat Services with Kiddish to follow.

Saturday, November 4, 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm

  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Optional gatherings for dialogue (for bereaved parents only).
  • 7:00 pm A short Havdalah service incorporating the memory of our children.
  • 7:30 pm A gritty and impactful one-person performance by Colin Campbell, whose grief for his children Ruby z”l and Hart z”l informs his work as a writer.

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Multiple experiential workshops, small group gatherings, traditional rituals, and more… 
  • 4:00 pm Closing circle and the reciting of the Mourner’s Kaddish.

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November 3, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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