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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Navigating the Wilderness of Grief

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Grief is not an illness. It is a spiritual journey through a wilderness, in which we learn, usually against our will, both what it means to be human and the nature of mature faith. Holy Hebrew words will reframe the psychotherapeutic description of grief’s stages as a spiritual path, as we traverse the landscape of loss, searching, not only for what has been lost, but also for an understanding of YHVH that can nurture the poles of human experience. Using text study, meditation and expressive techniques, we will reframe our understanding of grief, as we explore the Sukkot in which mourners are commanded to dwell temporarily, as they do the holy work prescribed by Psalms: to turn mourning into dancing.

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Anne Brener

Rabbi Anne Brener, a native New Orleanian, is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and author of Mourning & Mitzvah: Walking the Mourner’s Path (Jewish Lights, 1993 & 2001). Ordained as a Reform rabbi, she is professor of Ritual and Human Development at the Academy for Jewish... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC 208/209

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