A Time to Mourn: Grieving Together in the Time of COVID-19

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(Photo: Jarl Schmidt/Unsplash)
(Photo: Jarl Schmidt/Unsplash)

Join together with the Greater Boston Jewish community to pause and reflect as we mourn all those lost during the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. Our 15 minutes together will include personal reflections, ritual and the dedication of a new community memorial.

We chose the 17th of Tammuz, Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, because this date is already a day of mourning in our tradition. The 17th of Tammuz is a minor fast day that marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to 9th of Av, Tisha B’Av. We recognize this time in the Jewish calendar as we mourn and remember the many calamities upon calamities that have befallen the Jewish people.

Our program:

Welcome and Kavannah
Rabbi Suzanne Offit
Palliative Care Chaplain

Chanting of Psalm 23
Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub
B’nai Jeshurun, New York 

Personal Reflections
Rabbi Karen Landy
Chaplain, Hebrew SeniorLife

Ritual and Dedication of Community Memorial
Jamie Cotel
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

Chanting of El Maleh Rachamim
Rabbi Ebn Leader
Faculty, Hebrew College

Closing Words
Rabbi Neal Gold
President, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis

Closing Niggun
Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub

Co-sponsored by Hebrew College, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

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