Friday, October 26 | 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27 | 9:00am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: David Zinner
This course is a two-day intensive designed for non-Jews involved in end-of-life work including seminarians, chaplains, clergy, hospice workers, medical professionals, social workers, funeral directors, and interested lay people. This intensive will cover history, text study, resource identification, and education techniques as well as hands-on practice to provide a broad base of knowledge about traditional Jewish values and practices along the continuum of visiting the sick, supporting those who seriously ill, caring for those who have died and comforting the mourners.
*This course will begin off-site at a Jewish funeral home.*
About David Zinner
David Zinner is the founder and Executive Director of Kavod v’Nichum, (Honor and Comfort), which works to restore to Jewish death and bereavement practice, the traditions and values of kavod hamet (honoring the dead) and nichum avelim (comforting the bereaved) and the founder and Executive Director of the Gamliel Institute, a center for leadership training and advocacy of traditional Jewish practice in the continuum of care at the end of life.
For more information on the organization and for resources, go to: http://www.jewish-funerals.org/