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: JEWISH TEENS ENCOUNTER DIGNITY BEYOND DEATH