Preparing To Meet The Ancestors: Exploring Jewish Views Of The Afterlife
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Preparing To Meet The Ancestors: Exploring Jewish Views Of The Afterlife

October 6, 2019 , 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


With Reb Simcha Raphael, PH.D.

Does Judaism include a belief in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! Unfortunately, in the contemporary Jewish community we have lost touch with much of the traditional Jewish wisdom on the afterlife journey of the soul. In this presentation, we shall explore Judaism’s teachings on life after death. Through discussion, story-telling and an examination of mystical texts, we shall endeavor to understand the contemporary relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death and the connection between Jewish death rituals and afterlife teachings.

REB SIMCHA RAPHAEL, PH.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion of LaSalle University, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in the Philadelphia area. A Fellow of the Rabbis Without Borders Network, he has written extensively on death and afterlife and is author of the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife. His website is

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October 6, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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