Nechama: The Jewish Path of Comfort at the End of Life
October 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HST
Chevra Kadisha Hawaii and Kōkua Mau invite you to Nechama: the Jewish Path of Comfort at the End of Life. Zoom details in our flyer.
There is a Jewish understanding that runs deeper than religious belief, a guide for both the dying and the living. The annual ceremonial cycle includes a collective life review in recognition of personal mortality, remembrance of ancestors and comfort for mourners. Although there are many different ways to interpret and express our Jewish identity, it supports us during times of transition.
Please join us for a webinar with Holly Blue Hawkins a Natural Deathcare advocate, educator, community organizer, cemeterian, author and poet who provides education and training to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences.
Holly Blue is a Natural Deathcare advocate, educator, community organizer, cemeterian, author and poet. In 2022 she co-created and launched two twelve-module courses on the subject of Natural Burial: in partnership with Lee Webster The Green Burial Master Class; and with David Zinner Jewish And Green: Cemetery Management For The 21st Century. As Gamliel Institute graduate and retired faculty, Final Passages graduate, member of the Conservation Burial Alliance, Rosha Chevra Kadisha (Head of Jewish Burial Society), past member of the Board of Trustees of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of California and independent consultant.
With over 40 years of experience in end-of-life subjects, Holly Blue provides education and training to both Jewish and secular audiences. She has visited countless natural burial sites from England to Hawaiʻi, presented at international conferences, trained home funeral guides, consulted with cemetery management and mortuary personnel, taught community college extension courses and is a passionate advocate for environmentally sustainable and culturally-sensitive burial practices.