WATCH: Supporting Mourners During COVID-19

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The High Holy Days can be a particularly difficult time for those who have recently lost a loved one.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland hosted a virtual panel discussion on mourning loved ones who have passed away since March and how our Jewish rituals have had to change during COVID-19. The talk was moderated by Jeanne Tobin and Peter Waxman, co-chairs, Mourners Task Force.

Panelists include:

  • Bart Bookatz, manager, Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel
  • Rabbi Akiva Feinstein, director of spiritual care and hospice chaplain, Montefiore
  • Dr. David Rosenberg, director of UH Ahuja Lung Center and Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University Hospitals
  • Cantor Sarah Sager, cantor laureate, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple

Click here for A Guide Through the Rituals and Procedures for Death and Mourning During the COVID Crisis.

Watch the full discussion below:

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