9 2023

Scholar in Residence Shabbaton: Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Israel 200 State Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Contact Heather Tomlinson

Temple Israel Portsmouth is pleased to welcome Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D., to lead a weekend's exploration of Jewish views of the afterlife. Register on the website calendar for any one or all three sessions, which will focus on text study of Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Zohar and otherworldly tales from Hasidism and Yiddish folk literature. We shall also reflect on how ideas about life after death impact our contemporary attitudes toward death and loss.

Shabbaton Schedule:

Friday, June 9
6:30PM - Shabbat Services
7:00PM - Kiddush & Study Session
Topic: Afterlife in Biblical and Rabbinic Tradition: Sheol & Olam Haba

Saturday, June 10
10:00AM - Shabbat Services
12:00PM - Kiddush Luncheon
1:00PM - Study Session
Topic: Afterlife in Kabbalistic Tradition: Postmortem Journey of the Soul

Saturday Evening, June 10
7:30PM - Storytelling & Havdalah
Topic: Jewish Ghost Stories: Ancient Ancestors, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls

About our Scholar-In-Residence
Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is founding director of the DA'AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia, and is on the faculty of the One Spirit Learning alliance Art of Dying Institute. Ordained as a rabbinic pastor, he is author of the groundbreaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife, and co-editor of Jewish End-of-Life CAre in a Virtual Age - Our Traditions Reimagined.


Sponsored by Glicka and Michael Kaplan

Sponsor: Michael and Glicka Kaplan