15 2015

Jewish Views of the Afterlife

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Hevreh of S. Berkshire 270 State Rd.
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Kaya Stern-Kaufman

Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. In this presentation Reb Simcha Raphael, author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife, will explore Judaism’s afterlife teachings, in both normative and mystical tradition. We shall learn about practical application of these teachings and the connection between ideas of the afterlife and traditional Jewish mourning practices.

Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies at Temple University, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director, affiliated with Mount Airy Counseling Center, in Philadelphia. Ordained by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as a Rabbinic Pastor, he is a fellow of the Rabbis Without Borders network, and author of numerous publications including Jewish Views of the Afterlife

Sponsor: Rimon: A Collaborative Community for Jewish Spirituality and Hevreh of S. Berkshire