AN ELEGANT JOURNEY: JEWISH TEENS ENCOUNTER DIGNITY BEYOND DEATH

  • by: Rochel Udovitch Berman
  • Submitted on January 6, 2019

ABSTRACT

The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage” is a trailblazing curriculum to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritually engaged and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article describes in detail the six-session, ten-hour course that featured a field trip to a funeral home. Also included are the educational challenges, an overview of each session, an in-depth discussion of the impact on students and a description of the 98-page study guide for teachers.

AN ELEGANT JOURNEY

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