There are many moments that we show up to celebrate and offer support for members of our communities. The end of life transition offers the most concentrated and profound moments for community members to support one another. In this workshop we will review these moments and use texts to guide where these traditions stem from with a focus on end of life rituals and practices.
The Hands That Carry Us: Community at Life's Transitions
Sarit Wishnevski (she/her) is the Executive Director of Kavod v'Nichum, Hebrew for honor and comfort, an organization focused on providing resources, education, and training for chevrot kadisha (holy societies) and the wider Jewish community about Jewish end of life practices. Prior to joining the organization, Sarit trained as an end of life doula through INELDA (International End Of Life Doula Association) and produced a podcast and a newsletter called The Be.Side Project which focused on where Judaism intersected with the end of life. Sarit has also had the privilege of working for a number of incredible Jewish organizations that seek to bring connection to ancient Jewish rituals and values through modern connection and understanding including OneTable, Repair the World, PresenTense, DOROT, and Hillel. Sarit is a proud alumna of the Wagner School for Public Service at NYU (MPA-PNP, 2012) and the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership (2017).