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Monday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Making Space for Grief: Jewish Customs on Death and Mourning at Camp

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When a camp experiences a loss, how does the camp community respond? Whether during the year or while at camp, directors are often called upon to lead their communities through difficult times. In this session we'll be learning about Jewish customs and traditions on death and mourning, and discussing how we might adapt them to create rituals and healing spaces.

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Jeffrey Eisenstat

Rabbi, Congregation Shireinu
Rabbi Jeff is the Founding Director of Camp JRF and Noar Hadash. In over 41 years as a rabbi, he has served congregations in Plantation, FL, Philadelphia and State College, PA, directed Hillel at Penn State and has also run summer camps, youth programs, family retreats and family... Read More →
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Jodi Sperling

Head of Overnight Camping, JCCA
Jodi was a camp director for 12 years before joining JCC Association as the VP of Camping and Teen Engagement in 2011. When Jodi made aliyah in 2014 she became the head of overnight camping for JCCA, supporting and leading the work of the 25 JCCA-affiliated overnight camps. Jodi consults... Read More →

Monday March 19, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Iron, Level 4