"TO UNDERSTAND DEATH IS TO UNDERSTAND LIFE!"

Welcome to the DA'AT Institute - Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training

DA’AT INSTITUTE

DA’AT INSTITUTE is dedicated to providing grief and bereavement counseling; innovative death awareness education; and state-of-the-art professional training. We offer counseling services to individuals and families, and uniquely-designed educational programs for synagogues, churches, schools, hospitals, hospices and community organizations.

DA’AT Means “Knowledge”

DA’AT is a Hebrew word meaning “knowledge”. All programs and activities of the DA’AT INSTITUTE are uniquely designed to provide knowledge and educational resources to help people find comfort and spiritual meaning in the face of death and loss.

Simcha Raphael, Ph.D.

The Founding Director of DA’AT INSTITUTE is available for public and professional programs on death awareness education, bereavement counseling skills, rituals of death and mourning, and the spirituality of afterlife, near-death experiences and reincarnation. In addition, we offer individual and family grief counseling, bereavement groups and also work with families to create meaningful death, burial and mourning rituals.

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