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Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 17 Iyyar 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMOnline

Do Jews believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! Unfortunately, in contemporary Jewish life we have lost touch with traditional Jewish wisdom on the afterlife. In this presentation, we shall explore Judaism's teachings on life after death, particularly in Kabbalah – Jewish mysticism.  

Through discussion, story-telling and study of mystical texts, we shall explore the relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death. We shall also discover the connection between Jewish teachings on the afterlife and traditional Jewish death rituals. 

Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM CDT on ZOOM

Free Event // Registration is required by Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 PM CDT Scroll down to fill out the form to register.

About Our Guest
Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He has been Adjunct Faculty in Religion at LaSalle University and Temple University, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in the Philadelphia area. Ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, he has written extensively on death and afterlife and is author of the ground-breaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife, and co-editor of Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined. His website is

This program is brought to you by Chesed Shel Emes and Congregation Shaarey Zedek
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For more information call Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze at 204-975-3489 or email


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM CDT on ZOOM

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