ADULT EDUCATION LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

PARTIAL LIST OF LECTURE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

4/30/17
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Ohev Sholom Synagogue – The National Synagogue, Washington, DC

4/30/17
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD

4/29/17
Twilight Between the Worlds: An Evening of Jewish Tales of  the Afterlife
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda, MD

3/22/17
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Contemporary Implications
Series on  “L’Chaim!” – Jewish Wisdom for the End-of-Life Journey
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

3/14/17
Kabbalah and the Afterlife Journey of the Soul
St. Johns Lodge, Masonic Temple of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

3/8/17
Moses’ Death in Torah and Midrash: Sacred Stages of the Mystery of Dying
Series on  “L’Chaim!” – Jewish Wisdom for the End-of-Life Journey
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

1/20-22/17
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Congregation Ner Tamid, Las Vegas, NV

12/18/16
From Mourning to Meaning, From Longing to Legacy: The Jewish Journey of Bereavement
Series on  “Therefore Choose Life” – Jewish Wisdom for the End-of-Life Journey,
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley, PA

12/9-11/16
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Temple Israel, Greenfield, MA

11/27/16
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Souls and Reincarnating Spirits
Congregation Emanu El, Victoria, BC

11/26/16
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Souls and Reincarnating Spirits
Sponsored by Mountain View Cemetery and Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver, BC

11/25-27/16
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver, BC

11/20/16
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Contemporary Implications
Series on  “Therefore Choose Life” – Jewish Wisdom for the End-of-Life Journey
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley,

11/18-19/16
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Temple Sholom, Bridgewater, NJ

11/11-13/16
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Congregation Kol Ami, Elmira, NY

11/6/16
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey
Bereavement Workshop sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree, 1:00-6:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA

9/25/16
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Malverne Jewish Center, Malverne, NY

8/21/16
“Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism”
Workshop at 41st Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference on
“Cosmic Creation, Unity Consciousness and New Life in the Quantum Field” Montreal, QC


5/15/16
Jewish Ghost Stories: Tales of Ancestral Guides, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Soul
Congregation B’nai Harim, Pocono Pines, PA

4/10/16
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Glen Cove, NY

4/3/16
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey
Bereavement Workshop sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree, 1:00-6:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA 

3/6/16
Jacob’s Deathbed Wisdom – Practical Guidelines for Conscious Living and Dying
Temple Kol Ami – Scottsdale, AZ


3/5/16
Afterlife  Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah
Ruach HaMidbar, Scottsdale, AZ

3/4/16
“Do Not Go Gentle Into the Night”: Moses’ Death in Torah and Midrash
Temple Chai, Phoenix, AZ

3/3/16
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ

3/2/16
Afterlife  Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism: Everything You Wanted to Know About Life After Death but Never Had the Chance to Ask, Jewish Community of Sedona and Verde Valley,  Sedona, AZ

2/14/16
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Congregation Or Atid,  Henrico, VA

11/21/15
Jewish Ghost Stories: Tales of Ancestral Guides, Wandering Spirits & Reincarnating Souls
Makom Kadosh: The Jewish Fellowship of West Chester County
West Chester, PA

11/15/15
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality
Great Barrington, MA

11/15/15
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Temple Beth El, Fall River, MA  

11/14/15
Twilight Between the Worlds:
Tales of Ancestral Guides, Wandering Spirits & Reincarnating Souls
Evening of Jewish Renaissance, Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
Providence, RI

11/13/15
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Temple Beth El, Providence, RI  

11/1/15
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, (Chestnut Hill) Philadelphia, PA

10/30/15
Jewish Ghost Stories: Tales of Ancestral Guides, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Congregation Kol Emet, Yardley, PA

10/24/15
Afterlife  Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah
P’nai Or Philadelphia, Beit Midrash

10/17/15
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Agudas Israel Synagogue, Hazleton, PA

10/16/15
Do Not Go Gentle Into the Night”: Moses’ Death in Torah & Midrash
Beth Israel Temple, Hazleton, PA

7/11/15
Death Moment, Near-Death Experiences and the World Beyond – Wisdom From Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism
Ruach Ha’aretz Summer Retreat
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

7/11/15
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Ruach Ha’aretz Summer Retreat

West Chester University, West Chester, PA
 
6/5/15
Death-Moment, Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife Journey of the Soul:
Practical Afterlife Wisdom from Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
Fifth Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Norfolk, VA

6/5/15
Panel on “Heaven: A History”
Fifth Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference, Norfolk, VA

5/29-31/15
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Temple Israel, Duluth, MN

3/8/15
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications and Implications
Congregation Kol Emet, Yardley, PA

3/8/15
Jewish Thoughts on  the Afterlife at
“Conversations That Matter – Plan for Your Future” Seminar
Temple Judea, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

3/8/15
Panel on Cremation and Jewish Tradition at
“Conversations That Matter – Plan for Your Future” Seminar
Temple Judea, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

3/1/15
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:  Implications for Contemporary Hevra Kaddisha
New Community Chevra Kadisha of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

3/1/15
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
New Community Chevra Kadisha of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2/25/15
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Judaism:  Implications for Contemporary Hevra Kaddisha
Hevra Kaddisha Banquet, West End Synagogue, Nashville, TN

2/1/15
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Rabbis Without Borders Alumni Retreat, Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterville, MD

1/16-17/15
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton, Temple  Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ

 12/9/14
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Temple Beth Kodesh, Boynton Beach, FL 

Fall 2014
Torah Teachings and End of Life Wisdom
4- part mini-course, Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA

11/15/14
Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls –
Exploring Afterlife in Jewish Folk Tradition and Mysticism
Community Hevra Kaddisha of Greater Boston, Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA

11/14/14
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline, MA
 
10/31-11/2/14
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton Co-Sponsored by
B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom and Montreal Board of Rabbis
* “Yenne Velt” –  Lifting the Veil on Afterlife and the World Beyond
*  Saul and the Witch of Endor – A Jewish Ghost Story 
* Twilight Between the Worlds – Tales of Ghosts, Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
* Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism

10/26/14
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey
Bereavement Workshop sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree, 1:00-6:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA
 
10/25/14
Jewish Ghost Stories: Tales of Wandering Spirits, Reincarnating Souls and Ancestral Guides
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, Elkins Park, PA10/19/14
Jacob’s Deathbed Finale: Guidelines for Conscious Living, Conscious Dying in Our Times
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Chestnut Hill) Philadelphia, PA


7/16/14
Kabbalah and the Afterlife Journey of the Soul
Esoteric Society of Philadelphia 

6/4/14
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Brothers of Israel, Newton, PA

Spring 2014
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
3- part mini-course, Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ

5/15/14
“Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night”: Moses’ Death in Torah and Midrash
UJA Federation, Greenwich, CT

5/15/14
What Happens Next?: Jewish Views of the Afterlife
UJA Federation, Greenwich, CT

5/10/14
Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life and the Mysteries of the World Beyond

Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton, PA

5/7/14
From Mourning to Meaning, from Longing to Legacy:
The Psychology of Jewish Bereavement Practices

Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA

3/23/14
Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
12th North American Chevra Kaddisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, Miami, FL

3/9/14
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Judaism
Hevra Kaddisha Dinner, Har Shalom Center for Jewish Living, Fort Collins, CO

3/9/14
Afterlife  and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals: Hevra Kaddisha As Soul-Guding
Hevra Kaddisha DinnerCongregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, CO

3/8/14
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Congregation B’nai Havurah, Denver, CO

2/28-3/2/14
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Congregation Shir Shalom, Buffalo, NY

2/23/14
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications for Walking the Grief Journey

Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA

2/7-8/14
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton

Agudath Israel, Caldwell, NJ

Fall 2013
Ancestors and Ghosts, Spirit Guides and Reincarnating Souls:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages
4 part Adult Education Course Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA

11/23/13
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
M’kor Shalom, Cherry Hill, NJ

11/10/13
Life in the Here, Now and World Beyond:
Reclaiming and Reconstructing Jewish Views of the Afterlife
West End Synagogue, New York, NY

11/1-3/13
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Ohev Tzedek – Shaarei Torah, Youngstown, OH
10/20/13
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey
Bereavement Workshop sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree
Philadelphia, PA

7/1-7/13
Ancestors and Ghosts, Spirit Guides and Reincarnating Souls:
Ancient Mystery and Contemporary Meaning of Afterlife in Jewish Tradition
Aleph Jewish Renewal Kallah, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

6/18/13

Jewish Denominations – Historical Background and Contemporary Practice
Guest Presentation in course on “Theologies of Religion”
Department of Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
  
6/4/13
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, DC
 
6/2/13
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey
Bereavement Workshop sponsored by Mt. Airy Learning Tree
Philadelphia, PA

5/31/13

Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Beth Israel of MediaMedia, PA
 
4/27-28/13
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Romemu – Judaism for Body, Mind and SpiritNew York, NY
 
3/19/13
Spiritual Guidelines to the Passover Seder: A Kabbalistic Perspective
Congregation  Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA 

2/10/13

Exploring the Crack Between the World: Stories of Ghosts, Wandering Souls & Reincarnating Spirits
Park Slope Jewish Center Hevra Kaddisha Dinner, Park Slope, NY
 
2/3/13
The History and Mystery of Jewish Mysticism
Congregation Or Hadash, Ft. Washington, PA
 
12/16/12
Grief, Bereavement and the Mystery of Life and Death: A Healing Journey Workshop
New York Open Center, New York, NY
 
12/8/12
A Candle in the Night: Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light
Congregation Melrose B’nai Israel, Elkins Park, PA
 
December 2012
Exploring the Worlds of Jewish Mysticism
3 part Adult Education mini-course, Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA
 
12/1/ 12
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Siegel Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, DE
 
11/30/ 12
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Do Jews Really Believe in Life After Death?
Temple Beth El, Newark, DE
 
11/9/12
Does Judaism Believe in the Afterlife?
Asbell Center for Jewish Life, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
 
9/8/12
Unveiling the High Holy Daze: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur  
Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park,  PA 
 
6/8/12
Saints of the Hebrew Scriptures: Stages of the Hero’s Journey
Guest Presentation and Public Lecture in course on “Saints: Old and New”
Department of Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
 
June 2012
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
3-part Adult Ed Course , Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA
 
5/25-28/12 
Together at Sinai: A Magical, Mystery Tour
Shabbat and Shavuot Retreat co-led with Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center, Beallsville, MD


4/14/12

Yizkor – From Mourning of Mega-Death to Soul-Guiding
Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA

Dec. 2011
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides: Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages
3-part Adult Ed Course, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Elkins Park, PA  

6/1/11
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Knesset Israel, Elkins Park, PA
 
4/24/11
Counting the Omer:
From Agrarian Income Tax to Contemporary Kabbalistic Contemplation
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Glen Cove, NY
 
4/2/11
Jewish Views of the Afterlife,
Tzedek v’Shalom, Newtown, PA
 
3/8/11
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism
Colgate College, Jewish Student and Faculty Association, Hamilton, NY
 
2/27/11
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Mystical Judaism
Sons of Israel Congregation, Newtown, PA
 
12/4/10
Myth and Mystery of the Menorah: Hanukah for Grown-Ups
Synaplex Shabbat, Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall, PA
 
11/16/10
A Candle in the Night: Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA
    
9/18/10
Does Judaism Believe in Life After Death?:
Yom Kippur Reflections on Afterlife & Memory
Yom Kippur Study, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ
 
9/4/10
Unveiling the High Holy Daze: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
Selichot Program, Congregation Beth Tikvah-Beth Israel, Sewell, NJ
 
8/2-19/10
The Human Encounter with Death
Graduate Religion Intensive, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
  
6/9/10
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Workshop  – 8th North American at Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Atlanta, GE
 
6/8/10
Near-Death Experiences And Afterlife In Zohar: Implications For Hevra Kaddisha
Workshop  – 8th North American at Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Atlanta, GE
 
6/8/10
Afterlife and Immortality, Resurrection and Reincarnation:
Travelers Guide to the Afterlife for Chevra Kaddisha
Keynote Address  – 8th North American at Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Atlanta, GE
 
6/6/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: A Historical Journey
Shabbat “Brunch and Learn”, Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta, GA
 
5/21/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah as a Mythic Journey
Part III: Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA 
 
5/18/10
Yahrzeit of the Baal Shem Tov: Shavuot: Study on Afterlife in Jewish Mysticism
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, P’nai Or Philadelphia
 
4/27/10
Joseph’s Bones: Awakening of Consciousness in Torah and Midrash
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA
 
4/15/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah As A Mythic Journey
Part II: Sinai and the Mystery of Midrash-Making
Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA 
 
3/21/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah As A Mythic Journey
Part I: Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life: Passover as an Inner Journey
Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA 
 
3/20/10
Jewish Renewal – Historical Evolution, Philosophical Underpinnings
Guest presentation to Aleph Teleconference Class on “What is Jewish Renewal?” 
 
2/24/10
Afterlife and Soul in Kabbalah
Religious Studies Club, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
 
Jan./Feb. 2010
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages
3-part Adult Ed Course, Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, PA
 
1/12/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Book Signing and Discussion
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
 
1/8-9/10
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Beit Mishpachah, Washington, DC
 
12/11/09
A Candle in the Night:
Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light
Synaplex Shabbat, Congregation Beth El Ner-Tamid Broomall, PA
 
11/22/09
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism:
Applications and Implications
Beth Chaim Congregation, Princeton Junction, NJ
 
11/16/09
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife, 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY
 
9/12-13/09
Scholar-Residence Selichot Study
Topics: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Glen Cove, NY
 
7/15/09
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality Workshop
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
Summer Institute of Dying, Death and Bereavement
Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY
 
5/30/09
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Temple Har Zion, Mt. Holly, NJ
 
3/31/09
Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life: Exodus From Egypt As An Inner Journey
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA
 
3/29-30/09
Bereavement Counseling Training: Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center,  New York, NY
 
2/27/09
Reinfusing Ruach, Normalizing Neshama:
The Connection Between Afterlife and Daily Life
Fifth Annual Hevra Kaddisha Dinner, Park Slope Jewish Center, Park Slope, NY
 
2/21/09
Twilight Between the Worlds:
Stories of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Limmud Philly, Philadelphia, PA
 
2/6-7/09
Ancestral Spirits and Reincarnating Souls:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton, Valley Outreach Synagogue, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
12/14/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 3 – Understanding Kaddish, Yizkor and Yahrzeit
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA
 
11/30/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 2 – Shiva is More Than A Catered Meal
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA
 
11/9/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 1 – Dying and the Deathbed in Jewish Tradition
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA
 
11/8/08
Ancestral Journeys: A Model for Living a Spiritual Life in Our Time
Kol HaLev, Baltimore, MD
 
9/25/08
Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Professional Care-Givers
Part 2 – Renewing Our Spirits, Soothing Our Souls:
Self-Care for Harried Healing Professionals
Circles of Support Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Cherry Hill, NJ
 
9/18/08
Everything Rabbis Need to Know About Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Presentation in class on “End of Life: Theological, Pastoral & Ethical Perspectives” Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA
 
9/13/08
Unveiling the High Holy Daze: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
Congregation Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA
 
9/11/08
Compassion Fatigue: Daring for the Professional Care-Givers
Part 1 – From Mourning To Meaning, From Longing To Legacy:
Psychological Wisdom of Jewish Death Rituals
Circles of Support Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Cherry Hill, NJ
 
6/5/08
Sinai and the Mystery of Midrash-Making
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT.
 
6/2/08
Reinfusing Ruach, Normalizing Neshama:
Envisioning A Spirit-Based Model of Chevra Kadisha Work
Keynote Address – 6th North American Chevra Kadisha Conference, Edison, NJ
 
6/2/08
Afterlife and the Soul in Kabbalah:
Applications and Implications for Chevra Kadisha
Workshop – 6th North American Chevra Kadisha Conference , Edison, NJ
 
5/17-18/08
Getting Ready for Sinai
Shabbaton Retreat, Kehila Chadasha, Rockville, MD
 
5/9/08
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA
 
3/31/08
Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Guest presentation in “Death and Dying” class
Department of Religion, Temple University
 
3/21/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Zohar
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT
 
2/14/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Talmud
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT
 
3/12/08
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA
 
1/31/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Torah
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT1/23/08 Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda, MD
 
1/13-14/08
Bereavement Counseling Training:
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY
 
11/17/07
Twilight Between the Worlds: Stories of Ghosts,
Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls
Kol HaLev, Baltimore, MD
 
11/4/07
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Kehila Chadasha, Silver Spring, MD
 
11/2-3/07
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Workshop
Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center, Beallesville, MD
 
10/23/07
Mystical, Hasidic and Psychological Perspectives on the Afterlife
Chizuk Emnah Congregation, Harrisburg, PA
 
10/17/07
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA
 
10/8/07
Spirit in Hospice Care: From Apologetic Discomfort to Deathbed Soul-Guiding
“Living with Dying Series”, Penn Home Care & Hospice Services
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 
7/20/07
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality Workshop
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
Summer Institute of Dying, Death and Bereavement
Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY
 
6/19/07 
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:Applications and Implications for Pastoral Care
Chaplaincy Training Workshop
Jewish Chaplaincy Council of Massachusetts, Newton, MA
 
6/8-10/07
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Kallah
Congregation Knesset Israel Pittsfield, MA
 
5/17/07
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT
 
4/25/07
Afterlife and the World Beyond in Jewish Mysticism
Series on “What Happens at the End of Life?’, Jewish Hospice Program
Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Melrose Park, PA
 
3/29/07
Preparing for Passover: Exodus As A Mythic Journey
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT
 
3/21/07
Jewish Views of the Afterlife Throughout the Ages
Synaplex Program, Congregation Ohev Shalom,Wallingford, PA
 
3/18-19/07
A Bereavement Counseling Training:
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY
 
3/7/07
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: A Professional Training
Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neprune, NJ
 
11/9/06
Death-Moment and the World Beyond in Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism
Health and Wellness Center, Doylestown Hospital, Warrington, PA
 
11/2/06
Ancestral Journeys: Jacob’s Deathbed Finale
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT
 
10/19/06
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT
 
6/2-4/06
Shavout Retreat, B’nai Or Boston
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Camp Yavneh, West Nottingham, NH
 
4/24-28/06
Rituals of Mourning and Meaning
Group Facilitator, March of the Living Mid-Atlantic Region, Trip to Poland (Rituals held at Birkenau, Treblinka, Maidanek)
 
4/3/06
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: A Conversation with Teens
Jewish Family Life Education, JFCS, Congregation Beth Or, Dresher, PA
 
3/28/06
Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life: Exodus from Egypt As An Inner Journey
Temple Beth Am, Old York Road, Abington, PA
 
3/24-25/06
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: A Professional Training
St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem, PA
 
11/15/05
Ancestral Journeys: Jacob’s Deathbed Finale
Congregation Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA
 
11/8/05
Ancestral Journeys: Isaac’s Midlife Transition
Congregation Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA
 
11/1/05
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Congregation Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA


10/30/05

Jewish Views of the Afterlife
92nd Street Y, New York, NY


7/25-31/05

Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages
Eleventh International Aleph Kallah, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
 
12/26-30/04
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Four Part Series
Limmud Conference, University of Nottingham, England