PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 PARTIAL LIST OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

4/30/17
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications and Applications for Pastoral Care
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD

3/30/17
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Jewish Spiritual Leadership Institute Rabbinical School
Online Class

3/28/17
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Jewish Spiritual Leadership Institute Rabbinical School
Online Class

1/20/17
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications and Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Board of Rabbis of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

1/7-8/17
Exploring the Bereavement Journey: An Experiential Workshop
Integrative Thanatology Death Education Counselor Program
New York Open Center, New York, NY

6/13-17/16
The Human Encounter with Death
Graduate Course Intensive
Theology and Ministry Graduate Studies, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

6/6/16
Death, Burial and Mourning in Jewish Tradition: The Deathbed Finale of Jacob & Joseph
14th Annual Kavod v’Nichum Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
Temple Emunah, Lexington, MA

5/9/16
Seventh of Adar – Exploring the Death of Moses in Torah and Midrash with Implications for Contemporary Hevra Kaddisha
Sponsored by Beth El Cemetery Corporation, Richmond, VA

2/1/16
Conversations About the Afterlife for Non-Believers (whether Congregant or Rabbi)
Rabbis Without Borders Annual Retreat, Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reistertown, MD

1/12/16
Afterlife and the Death-Moment: Deep Wisdom and Practical Applications from Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and Near Death Experience Research, Ohalah Rabbinic Conference, Broomfield, CO

12/6/15
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: Walking the Mourners’ Path
Certificate in the Art of Dying, New York Open Center, New York, NY

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

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


4/27/15

Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: Walking the Mourners’ Path
Post-Institute Professional Development Workshop
Art of Dying 5 Conference, New York Open Center, New York, NY

4/26/15
Panel on “The Future of End-of-Life Care”
Art of Dying 5 Conference, New York Open Center, New York, NY

4/25/15
Death Moment, Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife Journey in Kabbalah:
Practical Guidelines For Hospice And Bereavement Work
Art of Dying 5 Conference, New York Open Center, New York, NY

3/1/15
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:  
Implications for Contemporary Hevra Kaddisha
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

2/4/14
Bereavement Counseling, Violent Death and Trauma
Professional Development presentation
Restorative and Transitional Service, Philadelphia Prison System, Philadelphia, PA

1/5-9/15
The Human Encounter with Death
Graduate Course Intensive
Theology and Ministry Graduate Studies, LaSalle University, PA

12/10/14
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications and Implications for Rabbinic Counseling
Mishkan Miami, Miami Beach, FL

11/5/14
Where Psyche and Spirit Meet: An Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology
Presentation to Psychology and Spirituality class
 Department of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College
Bryn Athyn, PA

11/3/14
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications and Implications for Rabbinic Counseling
Montreal Board of Rabbis, Montreal, QC

10/24/14
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality Workshop: Professional Development Workshop
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

3/24/14
Responding to Bruriah’s Cry:
Death Education and the Continuity of Care in Contemporary Jewish Life
Keynote Address  – 12th North American Chevra Kaddisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, Miami, FL

3/24/14
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Workshop at  12th North American Chevra Kaddisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, Miami, FL

2/4/14
Healing the Hurting Heart: The Bereavement Journey of Care-Givers
Workshop at conference on 
“Serving the Stiff-Necked People in Challenging Times:
A Retreat Day for Jewish Professionals”
Sponsored by Philadelphia Board of Rabbis and Gratz College, Philadelphia, PA

1/31/14
Where Psyche and Spirit Meet: An Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology
Presentation to Psychology and Spirituality class
Department of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College
Bryn Athyn, PA

10/6/13
Afterlife and Soul
Tahara Education and Training, Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston
Lexington, MA

6/10/13
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Judaism:
Implications and Applications for Chevra Kaddisha
11th Annual Kavod v’Nichum North American Chevra Kaddisha Conference
Philadelphia, PA

5/6/13
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA 

7/25/12
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

2/5/12
Thinking Together About the Unthinkable
Group Facilitator, An Intergenerational Discussion About End-of-Life Planning  
Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA

1/29-30/12
Bereavement Counseling Training:
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death

New York Open Center, New York, NY

1/9-13/12
The Human Encounter with Death
Graduate Course Intensive
Theology and Ministry Graduate Studies, LaSalle University, PA

7/13/11
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

1/30-31/11
Bereavement Counseling Training:
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY

12/14/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications & Implications for Rabbinic Counseling
Rabbinical Assembly Mid-Atlantic Region
Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA

10/27/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications and Applications for Care-Givers
Aleph Teleconference “Pastoral Counseling” Class

10/20/10
Walking the Mourners’ Path: Guidelines for Care-Givers
Aleph Teleconference “Pastoral Counseling” Class

10/3/10
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Art of Dying Conference, New York Open Center and Tibet House
Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center, Phoenicia, NY

10/2/10
Death Moment, Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife Journey in Kabbalah:
Practical Guidelines For Hospice And Bereavement Work
Art of Dying Conference, New York Open Center and Tibet House
Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center, Phoenicia, NY

7/8/10
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality Workshop
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
Summer Institute of Dying, Death and Bereavement
Long Island University, Brentwood Campus, Brentwood, NY

6/8/10
Afterlife, Resurrection and Reincarnation: Travelers Guide to Immortality
Keynote Address – 8th North American at Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Atlanta, GA

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

3/29-30/09
Bereavement Counseling Training:
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY

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

9/11/08
Compassion Fatigue: Caring 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

7/16/08
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality Workshop
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
Summer Institute of Dying, Death Bereavement
Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY

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

3/12/08
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

1/13-14/08
A Bereavement Counseling Training :
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY

10/8/07
Spirit in Hospice Care:
Moving 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 Bereavement
Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY

6/19/07
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:
Implications and Applications for Pastoral Care
Jewish Chaplaincy Council of Massachusetts, Newton, MA

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: Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, NJ

1/8-12/07
Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
40 Hour Intensive Professional Training, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

12/9/06
Guidelines for Teaching about Afterlife and Jewish Death Rituals:
A Workshop for Educators
Congregation Ohev Shaom Religious School, Orlando, FL

3/24-25/06
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
St. Francis Center for Renewal, Allentown, PA

1/29-30/06
A Bereavement Counseling Training :
Understanding the Human Encounter with Death
New York Open Center, New York, NY

1/20/06
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: A Professional Training
Bryn Mawr School of Social Work, Bryn Mawr, PA

1/9-13/06
Psyche, Spirit and the Quest for Wholeness
40 Hour Intensive Professional Development Training, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

5/13-15/05
Psyche, Spirit and the Wisdom of Jewish Mysticism
Three-Part Presentation at Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy Conference, Fordham University,
New York, NY

1) Kabbalah and Transpersonal Psychology: Implications and Applications;
2) Angels, Spirit Guides and the Journey of the Soul: Afterlife Teachings As A Model for Bereavement & Hospice Counseling;
3) Archetypal Ancestors and the Mythic Journey: Bible, Psyche and the Call to Wholeness

3/20-21/05
Bereavement Counseling Training
New York Open Center, New York. NY

3/14/05
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Convention, Reistertown, MD

1/10-14/05
Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
40 Hour Intensive Academic Retreat, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

11/17/04
Afterlife and Pastoral Care for the Dying.
Presentation in class on “End of Life: Theological, Pastoral & Ethical Perspectives”
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, Pa.

1/6-10/03
Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
40 Hour Intensive Academic Retreat, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

6/22/03
Jewish Views of the Afterlife in Our Death Practices
Workshop at First North American Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Rockville, Md.

3/27/03
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
Workshop at New York Open Center, New York. NY

12/20/02
Psychology and Spirituality of Jewish Grief Issues,
Professional Development Seminar
Jewish Chaplaincy and Healing Program, Ft. Washington, PA

12/9/02
Death, Bereavement and Spirituality -Professional Development Workshop
Board of Jewish Education, Atlantic County, Margate, NJ

11/1/02
Workshop on Death, Bereavement and Spirituality
Temple University Center City, Adult Education Program, Philadelphia, PA

6/2/02
Workshop on Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism:
Applications and Implications for Living and Dying
New York Open Center, New York. NY

5/31/02
Workshop on Death, Bereavement and Spirituality
Temple University Center City, Adult Education Program, Philadelphia, PA

3/24/01
Workshop on Spirituality of Dying, Death and Bereavement
Holistic Spirituality Graduate Program, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

2/7/00
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications for Hospice and Bereavement Work
Conference of National Association of Jewish Chaplains, Philadelphia, PA

6/14-18/99
Psyche, Spirit and the Quest for Wholeness
40 Hour Intensive Academic Retreat, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

3/24/99
Transpersonal Psychology: Applications and Implications for Jewish Spiritual Direction
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College “Think-Tank” on Spiritual Direction

2/25/99
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:
Counseling Applications for Living and Dying
Jewish Chaplaincy Service & Philadelphia Board of Rabbis

1/4-8/99
Exploring the Human Encounter with Death
40 Hour Intensive Academic Retreat, Graduate Religion
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

9/18-19/98
Workshop on Death, Bereavement and Spirituality
Holistic Spirituality Graduate Program, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

4/28/98
Afterlife and the Healing of Grief
Workshop at Rabbi Devora Bartnoff Memorial Conference on “Judaism and Healing”
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia