Death, Burial and Mourning in Biblical Tradition is both historical and contemporary in outlook, and explicates views of dying, death, burial and afterlife…Read More
Does Judaism Believe in Life After Death? Once you read JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE you will never again say “No!” in response to this question! The second edition of the classic Jewish Views of the Afterlife by Simcha Raphael features new material on the...Read More
THE GRIEF JOURNEY AND THE AFTERLIFE: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement presents a contemporary psychological approach…Read More
Grief is a natural response to the death of a loved one, as one slowly adjusts to loss and learns to accept the reality of death. But bereavement can be an intense emotional roller coaster ride of emotions, physical ailments, and withdrawal from social interaction. It is...Read More
In Eastern Europe, children were taught traditional rituals of death and mourning. Today we have lost touch with this traditional wisdom. Confronted with death, many are unaware of rituals of dying, burial, and mourning. Educational programs of DA’AT INSTITUTE teach about...Read More
Welcome to the DA'AT Institute - Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training
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 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.
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.