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Interfaith Panel: Rituals of Death, Dying, Mourning

May 6, 2013 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Students in Mary Donovan Turner’s class Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals, and students in Concurrent Field Education will gather to learn from the practices of Jewish, UU, Muslim and Buddhist traditions. There will presentations from:

  • Dan Fendel – Jewish expert on Chevra Kadisha *
  • Rev. Susan Conrad – Unitarian Universalist, Chaplaincy Supervisor at Alta-Bates Summit Hospital
  • Ameena Jandali – Islamic Networks Group
  • Rev. Harry Bridge – Faculty, Institute for Buddhist Studies

This will be followed by a discussion, led by Jennifer Mahru - PSR MDiv student.

This event is open to students and all members of the GTU community. To be held in Mudd 100.
This panel is an example of the Contextual Learning dimension of PSR courses.

Chevra Kadisha: an Aramaic expression, meaning ―"the Holy Group," and referring to the group of individuals, generally volunteers, who take upon themselves the task of preparing members of the community who have passed away for burial, according to the Jewish Traditions of respect and honor for the deceased.