Gail Rubin Discusses Jewish Death and Funeral Traditions August 6

Jul 24, 2023 | 0 comments

Jewish Funeral Traditions Talk August 6

Gail Rubin - Live Long and Prosper

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, at Congregation Albert Cemetery – Live Long and Prosper!

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is a pioneering death educator who knows a lot about Jewish funeral traditions. She is a long-time member of the Chevra Kaddisha and the cemetery committee for Reform synagogue Congregation Albert. An award-winning speaker, she uses humor and film clips to break down resistance to planning ahead for end-of-life issues. She’s also the author of four books, including A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.

She will be speaking at B’nai Israel synagogue, 4401 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. The event takes place in the Social Hall on Sunday, August 6 starting at 2:00 p.m. Participants will be charged $10 per person. RSVP and let Doris know you will attend by calling 505-266-0155.

Among the topics she’ll address:

  • What happens when someone dies in different situations.
  • Helpful Jewish traditions before and after a death in the family.
  • Funeral traditions you probably don’t know about (the Viddui prayer, keria, etc.)
  • Jewish burial is green burial!
  • A list of 50 Things Jews Need to Do when a Loved One Dies. The full list will be provided to attendees.

Despite great advances in medical care, humans do still have a 100% mortality rate. Come laugh and learn!

A Good Goodbye