About This Event
Jewish ideas about death and the customs that have developed from those ideas are different from the ideas and customs associated with mainstream American funerals. Rabbi Barbara Block from Temple Israel will talk about Jewish ideas about death and will share some customs, including kaddish, a prayer said in memory of those who have died, and yizkor, a service of remembrance which is traditionally held as part of four Jewish holidays. Q&A will follow the presentation. This event is part of the Springfield-Greene County Library District’s series on Death & Dying: Conversations on End-of-Life Matters. Call 882-0714 for more information.