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Sunday, March 18 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Rending Cloth and Heart: Tearing and Tears

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This interactive workshop focuses on Keriah, the ritual tearing of the garments done before burial. This ritual has been called “the most striking Jewish expression of grief.” Keriah is a pivotal moment of transition as well as part of the sequence of Jewish grief and mourning practices. Through studying Keriah-related Jewish texts and the opportunity to respond to a generative writing prompt, we will explore Keriah on textual, emotional, and psycho-spiritual levels.

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Janet Madden

A writer and ritualist, Rabbi Janet Madden earned her PhD in literature from the National University of Ireland. She has served as both a hospice and congregational rabbi and currently is the rabbi of Providence Saint John’s Health Center (Santa Monica, CA) and visiting rabbi of... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 209, JCC