bereavement conferences
Plaza Jewish is pleased to have been a primary sponsor of 22 bereavement conferences. We understand that
the funeral is not the end of the grieving process — it is just the beginning. And as the funeral chapel of the
New York Jewish community we believe it is incumbent upon us to explore these issues with the public .

September 23, 2013

The Cross-Section of Medicine and Spirituality

Keynote Speaker: Linda L. Emanuel, MD, PhD
UJA Federation of New York

January 7, 2013

The Long Goodbye

Protracted Illness and the Effects on Family
Keynote Speakers: Pauline Boss and Rabbi Mychal Springer
UJA-Federation of New York

October 27th, 2011

Traumatic Loss Conference

From the Global to the Personal: Several Approaches to Resilience
Keynote Speakers: Talia Levanon and David Pelcovitz
UJA-Federation of New York

JANUARY 13, 2011


Halakha and the non-Jew in the funeral and mourning process.
Where do they fit in? Do we make accommodations?’
Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern

May 24th, 2010

The Final Chapter: End of life Decisions

How Families Navigate Lifes Toughest Choices
Keynote Speakers: Rabbi David Wolpe and Diane E. Meier, M.D.
UJA-Federation of New York

October 27th, 2009

Third Annual Westchester Bereavement Conference

Graceful Exits. Tools For Getting Your House In Order
Keynote Address: Joshua M. Davidson
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue

October 27th, 2009

A Loss Worthy of Grief:

Jewish Approaches to Bringing Comfort After
Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Neonatal Death
Keynote Address: Rabbi Yamin Levy and Dvorah Levy, LCSW
UJA-Federation of New York

November 20th, 2008

The Grieving Child: Support & Solice

Keynote Speaker:Rabbi Danial Gropper, Nancy Boyd Webb

March 27th, 2008

A Loss Worthy of Grief:

Judaism on the Afterlife
Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Neil Gillman:
What survives My Death?
My Body or My Soul?
Judaism on the Afterlife

April 26th, 2007

Out of The Whirlwind: Dealing With Sudden Loss

Keynote Speakers: Leonard Fein and David Browning, MSW, BCD
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York



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