Shining Light Across the Distance

Jewish Mourning and Grief Rituals
with Lynn Gottlieb
May 12 (Lag b’Omer), 7pm
The Omer Week of Hod – Honor/Splendor

Chochmat Members $5; General Admission $10

Many of us are experiencing grief and loss. Join Rabbi Lynn in the week of Shining Grace and experience the spiritual wisdom of Jewish tradition relating to mourning. This is also an opportunity to create a home altar to serve as a place of strength and healing. How do we comfort each other in the days of a global pandemic? What can we learn from the past to help us navigate this emergent world?

If you like, you can prepare for the class by setting up a small altar with objects that are healing to your spirit. This could include yahrzeit or votive candles, pictures of loved ones, and any items with special significance. If possible, have your altar in view on Zoom.

The altar is not a requirement. Come as you are with no special preparation. All are welcome!

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history, is a “visionary” Jewish educator, feminist, community organizer, peace activist, writer, klezmer dancer, percussionist, visual and ceremonial artist, and master storyteller. Over the past 45 years, Lynn has created Jewish and multifaith programming for dozens of organizations over a span of decades. She is well-versed in Ashkenazi, Sefardic and Mizrahi history and traditions and intergenerational, multi-heritage, and multi-racial relationship building.  Since she moved to California in 2012, Lynn has offered programs at Urban Adamah, Wilderness Torah, Midrasha, Moshe House, and the Center for Jewish Studies. She serves on the board of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity in California. Rabbi Lynn is the Director of Youth and Family Programs at Chochmat HaLev.


May 12 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm