Grieving A Death During A Pandemic

Grieving A Death During A Pandemic

Wednesday, June 17 | 7:30-8:30pm

The experience of grieving and the new reality of life without the person we loved can often leave us feeling disoriented, especially now when we cannot grieve as a community.

Let’s come together virtually to learn alternative ways to mourn and grieve while we gain comfort from being together. The evening will include wisdom from a rabbi, a grief counselor, and a community member grieving a new death. We will use music, prayer, poems, and pictures to honor the loved ones who have died and our own grief. You are invited to have a photo of your loved one(s) and/or a candle to light during the event.

This event is free of charge and is supported by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.

A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

If you have questions, contact Diane Halivni, or call 847.745.5459.



Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow is the founding rabbi of Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Synagogue in Wheeling, Illinois. He received a B.A. in Old World Archaeology, holds a Masters in Social W

ork from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.




Patience Dennison, LCSW is a Senior Clinician at JCFS Chicago. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety and adjustment issues following crises and other unsettling life events. Patience has previously worked in hospice and has both a special interest and expertise in grief and loss.




Brian Grossman is a member of the Jewish community who will share his experience grieving his father’s recent death.




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