The Aaron Family JCC in Dallas is hosting a presentation by Gail Rubin, CT, titled “Jewish Funeral Traditions on Film.” This free event takes place Thursday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the JCC, located at 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX.
Learn Jewish traditions related to death, funerals and mourning in this upbeat talk! Using humorous clips from films including The Cemetery Club, My Mexican Shivah, and Nora’s Will, you’ll understand rituals before, during and after funerals that help us heal from grief. We’ll discuss rituals including tahara (washing and dressing of the body), shomer (watching the body before the funeral), burial, and shivah (seven days of mourning).
Gail Rubin, CT, is a member of the Chevrah Kaddisha and the cemetery committee for Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, NM. The author and host of the award-winning book and TV show, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, she is a Certified Thanatologist (a death educator) and Certified Funeral Celebrant.
The event is sponsored by these companies: Liberty Mutual Insurance, Quraishi Law Firm, Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Cemetery, and Windsor Senior Living. RSVP to Heather Cordova by calling 214-239-7125, or email hcordova [at] jccdallas.org.