Turn, Turn, Turn: Marking Passages of Our Adult Lives
with Rabbi Dayle Friedman
Tuesdays at 7 PM - May 8, 15 & 22
$60/GJC members, $75/non members
The transitions of our early lives are heralded with great fanfare. Once we reach adulthood, however, there is little ritual acknowledgment of our passages. Between marriage (for those who marry) and death, there are few Jewish ceremonies to mark the peak and valley moments in our lives. This class will investigate what happens to us in life transitions, and the impact of ritual, drawing upon the work of the late anthropologist, Barbara Meyerhoff. We will analyze the components of rituals of transition, and we will work together to create new rituals for selected passages of the adult lifespan. The class will provide participants with tools to create rituals for themselves or others for any life transition.
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, MSW, BCC, is a spiritual director, pastoral caregiver and liturgist. Her work with people beyond midlife has taught her the power of rituals to shape and ennoble life’s passages. Through Growing Older (www.growingolder.net), she offers spiritual direction and pastoral care. Her latest publication is Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Our Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife.