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A poem for a yizkor or memorial service. When we remember our loved ones, we inscribe them upon the pages of our memory and they live on in us.


Focusing one’s attention on the wildness of death reflected on the face of the mourner.

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A poem for shiva seeking comfort after a difficult loss
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Selecting verses from Psalms on the basis of the Hebrew name of the deceased

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A creative ritual to mark the end of shloshim

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A ceremony following or in lieu of Mincha (afternoon service)

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An article describing the custom of planting a tree in memory of a loved one

A Tree of Memory

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Learning to Say "We": Writing Identity

In this immersion, we will reflect and expand on our personal experiences of identity, using writing exercises and in-depth discussions to think about, challenge, discover, explore, and experiment with different ways to identify ourselves, to consider how those ways connect us to and separate us from others, and how they represent and misrepresent aspects of who we are.

Four sessions, starting June 15th

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