Public Lectures and Workshops

12/8/12
A Candle in the Night: Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light
Congregation Melrose B’nai Israel, Elkins Park, PA

December 2012
Exploring the Worlds of Jewish Mysticism: Kabbalah Old and New
3-part Adult Ed Course, Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA

12/1/12
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Siegel Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, DE

11/30/12
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Do Jews Really Believe in Life After Death?
Temple Beth El, Newark, DE

11/9/12
Does Judaism Believe in Life After Death?
Shabbaton at Asbell Center for Jewish Life

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

9/8/12
Unveiling the High Holy Daze:
Exploring the Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur

Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA

6/18/12
Saints of the Hebrew Scriptures: A Mythic View
Presentation in Graduate Course on “Saints: Old and New”

Department of Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

June 2012
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
3-part Adult Ed Course , Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, PA

5/25-28/12
Divine Revelation and Personal Calling:
Exploring the Myth, Meaning and Mystery of Shavuot

Scholar-in-Residence Workshop, Am Kolel Renewal Center, Beallesville, MD

4/14/12
Yizkor – From Mourning of Mega-Death to Soul-Guiding
Guest Dvar Torah, Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA

Dec. 2011
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages

3-part Adult Ed Course, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Elkins Park, PA

6/1/11
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Knesset Israel, Elkins Park, PA

4/24/11
Counting the Omer:
From Agrarian Income Tax to Contemporary Kabbalistic Contemplation

Congregation Tiferet Israel, Glen Cove, NY

4/2/11
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Tzedek v’Shalom, Newtown, PA

3/8/11
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism
Colgate College, Jewish Student and Faculty Association, Hamilton, NY

2/27/11
Afterlife and the Journey of the Soul in Mystical Judaism
Sons of Israel Congregation, Newtown, PA

12/4/10
Myth and Mystery of the Menorah: Hanukah for Grown-Ups
Synaplex Shabbat, Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall, PA

11/16/10
A Candle in the Night: Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA

9/18/10
Does Judaism Believe in Life After Death?:
Yom Kippur Reflections on Afterlife & Memory

Yom Kippur Study, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ

9/4/10
Unveiling the High Holy Daze: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
Selichot Program, Congregation Beth Tikvah-Beth Israel, Sewell, NJ

6/6/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: A Historical Journey
Shabbat “Brunch and Learn”, Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta, GA

5/21/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah as a Mythic Journey
Part III: Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth

Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA

5/18/10
Yahrzeit of the Baal Shem Tov: Shavuot: Study on Afterlife in Jewish Mysticism
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, P’nai Or Philadelphia

4/27/10
Joseph’s Bones: Awakening of Consciousness in Torah and Midrash
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA

4/15/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah As A Mythic Journey. Part II: Sinai and the Mystery of Midrash-Making
Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA

3/21/10
From Egypt to Sinai and Beyond: Torah As A Mythic Journey. Part I: Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life: Passover as an Inner Journey
Congregation Ohev Shalom of Buck’s County, Richboro, PA

3/20/10
Jewish Renewal – Historical Evolution, Philosophical Underpinnings
Guest presentation to Aleph Teleconference Class on “What is Jewish Renewal?”

2/24/10
Afterlife and Soul in Kabbalah
Religious Studies Club, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Jan./Feb. 2010
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages

3-part Adult Ed Course,
Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, PA

1/12/10
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Book Signing and Discussion
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA

1/8-9/10
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Beit Mishpachah, Washington, DC

12/11/09
A Candle in the Night:
Hanukah as a Mythic Journey from Darkness to Light

Synaplex Shabbat, Congregation Beth El Ner-Tamid Broomall, PA

11/22/09
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism:
Applications and Implications

Beth Chaim Congregation, Princeton Junction, NJ

11/16/09
Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife
92Y Tribeca, New York, NY

5/28/09
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Temple Har Zion, Mount Holly, NJ

3/17/09
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications and Implications
Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, Montclair, NJ

3/12/09
Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life:
Exodus From Egypt As An Inner Journey

Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA

2/27/09
Reinfusing Ruach, Normalizing Neshama:
The Connection Between Afterlife and Daily Life

Fifth Annual Hevra Kaddisha Dinner
Park Slope Jewish Center, Park Slope, NY

2/21/09
Twilight Between The Worlds:
Stories of Ghosts,Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls

Limmud Philly, Philadelphia, PA

2/6-7/09
Ancestral Spirits and Reincarnating Souls:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
Valley Outreach Synagogue, Las Vegas, Nevada

1/26/09
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Richboro, PA

12/14/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 3 – Understanding Kaddish, Yizkor and Yahrzeit
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

11/30/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 2 – Shiva is More Than A Catered Meal
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

11/9/08
Jewish Wisdom on Death Rituals – Caring Community Training
Part 1 – Dying and the Deathbed in Jewish Tradition
Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

11/8/08
Ancestral Journeys: A Model for Living a Spiritual Life in Our Time
Kol HaLev, Baltimore, MD

9/13/08
Unveiling the High Holy Daze: Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
Congregation Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA

6/5/08
Preparing for Shavuot: Sinai and the Mystery of Midrash-Maknig
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT

5/17-18/08
Getting Ready for Sinai: Shabbaton Retreat
Kehila Chadasha, Rockville, MD

5/9/08
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Congregation Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA

3/31/08
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Guest presentation in “Death and Dying” class
Department of Religion, Temple University

2/21/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Zohar
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT

2/14/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Talmud
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT

1/31/08
Mystical Masters, Mystical Moments: Mysticism in the Torah
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT

1/23/08
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda, MD

11/17/07
Twilight Between the Worlds:
Stories of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnating Souls

Kol HaLev, Baltimore, MD

11/2-4/07
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Workshop

Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center, Beallesville, MD

10/23/07
Mystical, Hasidic and Psychological Perspectives on the Afterlife
Chizuk Emnah Congregation, Harrisburg, PA

10/17/07
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA

6/8-10/07
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence Kallah

Congregation Knesset Israel
Pittsfield, MA

5/17/07
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT

4/25/07
Afterlife and the World Beyond in Jewish Mysticism
Series on “What Happens at the End of Life?’

Jewish Hospice Program, Jewish Family and Children’s Service
Melrose Park, Pa.

3/29/07
Preparing for Passover: Exodus As A Mythic Journey
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT

2/21/07
Jewish Views of the Afterlife Throughout the Ages
Synaplex Program, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, Pa.

2/6/07
Afterlife in Judaism, Presentation in “World Religions Course”
Temple University, Religion Dept., Philadelphia, Pa.

12/8/06
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Body, Mind and Spirit Fest Synaplex Program

Congregation Kol Emet, Yardley, PA

12/1/06
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Synaplex Program, Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA

11/9/06
Death-Moment and the World Beyond
in Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism

Health and Wellness Center, Doylestown Hospital, Warrington, PA

11/2/06
Ancestral Journeys: Jacob’s Deathbed Finale
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT

10/19/06
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Jewish Federation of Greewich, CT

6/2-4/06
Shavout Retreat, B’nai Or Boston
Transcending Trauma: Mythic Dimensions of the Book of Ruth

Camp Yavneh, West Nottingham, NH

4/24-28/06
Rituals of Mourning and Meaning
Group Facilitator, March of the Living Mid-Atlantic Region, Trip to Poland (Rituals held at Birkenau, Treblinka, Maidanek)

4/3/06
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: A Conversation with Teens
Jewish Family Life Education, JFCS, Congregation Beth Or, Dresher, Pa.

3/28/06
Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life:
Exodus from Egypt As An Inner Journey

Temple Beth Am, Old York Road, Abington, Pa.

3/16/06
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Jewish Federation of Greenwich, CT

1/28/06
Death-Moment and the World Beyond:
Afterlife Visions in Kabbalah and Tibetan Buddhism

New York Open Center, New York, NY.

December 2005
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages

3-part Adult Ed Course, Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/15/05
Ancestral Journeys: Jacob’s Deathbed Finale
Congregation Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, Pa.

11/8/05
Ancestral Journeys: Isaac’s Midlife Transition
Congregation Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, Pa.

11/1/05
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Congregation Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, Pa.

10/30/05
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
92nd Street Y, New York, NY

7/25-31/05
Ancestors and Ghosts, Angels and Spirit Guides:
Jewish Afterlife Traditions Throughout the Ages

Eleventh International Aleph Kallah
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA

3/19/05
Jewish Teachings on the Afterlife
New York Open Center, New York, NY

3/16/05
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Temple Hillel, Philadelphia, Pa.

3/14/05
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Applications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assoc. Convention, Reistertown, Md.

3/9/05
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Drexel Hillel, Philadelphia, Pa.

1/8/05
Jacob’s Deathbed : Guidelines for Daily Life
Temple Beth Am, Old York Road, Abington, Pa.

12/26-30/04
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Four Part Series
Limmud Conference, University of Nottingham, England

12/8/04
Ancestral Journeys: Jacob’s Deathbed Finale
Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

11/17/04
Afterlife and Pastoral Care for the Dying. Presentation in class on “End of Life: Theological, Pastoral & Ethical Perspectives”
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, Pa.

11/10/04
Ancestral Journeys: Isaac’s Midlife Transition
Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

11/4/04
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Melton Adult Mini-School, Gratz College, Melrose Park, Pa.

10/13/04
Ancestral Journeys: Abraham’s Calling
Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

10/8/04
Yizkor: Remembering Those in the World Beyond
Elat Chayyim Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, Accord, NY

3/31/04
Afterlife in Judaism: Implications for Rabbinic Counseling
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, Pa.

3/21/04
Preparing Mind and Spirit for Passover: Exodus As An Inner Journey
Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

1/31/04
Kaddish Echoes: Mourning and Meaning Through Poetry
Bux-Mont Jewish Community Kallah

December 2003
Jewish Views of the Afterlife:
Conversations with Elders on Mysteries of the World Beyond.

Three-part series, Golden Slipper Center for Seniors, Philadelphia, Pa.

November 2003
The Mysteries of Death, Afterlife and the World Beyond
Adult Education Mini-Course

Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

9/13/03
The Myth and Mystery of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur
Congregation Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, Pa.

7/10-13/03
Angels, Afterlife and Abracadabra: Exploring Mythical,
Mystical and Magical Dimensions of the Jewish Spirit

Weekend workshop, Elat Chayyim Retreat Center, Accord, NY

6/22/03
Jewish Views of the Afterlife in Our Death Practices
First North American Chevra Kaddisha Conference, Rockville, Md.

3/26/03
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
New York Open Center, New York. NY

March 2003
Preparing the Mind and Spirit for Passover
Adult Education Mini-Course

Congregation Or Hadash, Ft. Washington, Pa.

2/9/03
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Congregation B’nai Israel, Danbury, Ct.

February 2003
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Adult Education Mini-Course

Congregation Kehillat Ha-Nehar, New Hope, Pa.

12/20/02
Psychology and Spirituality of Jewish Grief Issues
Professional Development Seminar

Jewish Chaplaincy and Healing Program, Ft. Washington, Pa.

12/8/02
Afterlife: New Life in Jewish Death Rituals
Germantown Jewish Center Adult Education, Philadelphia, Pa.

10/5/02
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Congregation Or Hadash, Ft. Washington, Pa.

6/2/02
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism:
Applications and Implications for Living and Dying

New York Open Center, New York. NY

5/11/02
The Soul’s Afterlife Journey: Guidelines from Jewish Mysticism for Transforming Life and Death,
International Institute for Integral Human Sciences, Montreal, Quebec

Spring 2002
Jewish Life Passages – Death & Renewal
Jewish Renewal Life Center, Phila., Pa.

3/17/02
Spiritual Guidelines to the Passover Seder
Board of Jewish Education, Atlantic County, Margate, NJ

3/3/02
The Passover Story: A Spiritual Journey
Board of Jewish Education, Atlantic County, Margate, NJ

2/19/02
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism:
Contemporary Applications

Tiferet Beth Israel, Blue Bell, Pa.

9/9/01
The Spirituality and Mystery of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur
Board of Jewish Education, Atlantic County, Margate, NJ

9/8/01
Do Jews Believe in Life After Death? –
A Night of Selichot Study and Learning

Neve Shalom, Metuchen, NJ

4/6-9/01
Passover Seder Retreat:
Finding the Seder in Text, Tale, Drama and Dance

Elat Chayyim Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, Accord, NY

3/24/01
Workshop on Spirituality of Dying, Death and Bereavement
Holistic Spirituality Graduate Program

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/10-11/00
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton

Temple Beth Ahm, Springfield, NJ

Fall 2000
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Adult Education Institute Mini-Course

Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

9/17/00
Unveiling the High Holy Days:
Myth & Mystery of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur

Am Haskalah, Allentown, Pa.

4/25/00
Crossing the Red Sea: A Mythic Re-Enactment
P’nai Or of Philadelphia

Spring 2000
Therefore Choose Life: User-Friendly Guide to Jewish Death Rituals
Three-part mini-series, Board of Jewish Education, Margate, NJ

2/28/00
Mystical Tales of the Afterlife
Reform Temple of Suffern, Suffern, NY

2/7/00
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications and Applications
National Association of Jewish Chaplains, Philadelphia, Pa.

12/10-12/99
Hanukah: Light Within the Darkness
Winter Shabbaton, Jewish Renewal Life Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

12/5/99
Infertility, Miscarriage and Adoption: A Father’s Journey
“Lunchtime Round Table” XIVth Mystery School, Port Jervis, NY

10/29-31/99
Mysteries of Life, Death and the Afterlife in Judaism
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton, Adat Shalom, Cheswick, Pa.

8/15/99
Jewish Renewal and the Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah
Elat Chayyim Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, Accord, NY

Spring 99
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Four Part Mini-Course Jewish Renewal Life Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

4/25/99
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism and Tradition
Temple Israel Brotherhood, Dayton, Ohio

4/23-24/99
Mysteries of Life, Death and the Afterlife in Judaism
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton, Beth Jacob Synagogue, Dayton, Ohio

4/99
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Adult Education course, Main Line Reform Temple

12/11-12/98
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence, Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach, Florida

11/18/98
Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
David Neuman Senior Center – JCC of Greater Philadelphia

11/12/98
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Congregation Melrose B’nai Israel, Cheltenham, Pa.

10/31/98
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Jewish Book Month Lecture – Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Quebec

4/28/98
Afterlife and the Healing of Grief
Workshop at Rabbi Devora Bartnoff Memorial Conference

on “Judaism and Healing”, Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia

4/4/98
Discovering the Mythic Dimensions of the Passover Seder
“Lunchtime Round Table”, XVth Mystery School, Port Jervis, NY

3/8/98
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Congregation Nevey Shalom and Temple Solel, Bowie, Md.

3/22/98
Ancient Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life:
Exodus from Egypt As An Inner Journey

Leyv Ha’Ir Reconstructionist Congregation, Philadelphia, Pa.

12/14/97
From Mourning to Meaning; From Longing to Legacy:
Jewish Wisdom and the Psychology of Bereavement

Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, NJ

11/19/97
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Book Reading at Barnes and Noble, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/16/97
From Mourning to Meaning; From Longing to Legacy:
Jewish Wisdom and the Psychology of Bereavement

Temple Judea of Bucks County, Doylestown, Pa.

10/31/97
Ancient Biblical Wisdom and the Mythic Life
Anchor Study Group, Philadelphia, Pa.

9/27/97
Myth, Midrash and Meaning: The Akedah As a Near-Death Experience
Annual Selichot Program, Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, Pa.

9/11/97
High Holy Daze: Mythic Dimensions of Rosh HaShana & Yom Kippur
“Lunchtime Round Table”, XIVth Mystery School, Port Jervis, NY

7/21-25/97
Judaism and the Mysteries of Death, Grief and the World Beyond
Week-long course at Elat Chayyim Retreat Center, Accord, NY

5/3/97
Jewish Wisdom Through the Ages:
Explorations in Jewish Spirituality

4th Session of the XIVth Mystery School, Port Jervis, NY

5/1/97
Death-Moment and the Afterlife in Jewish Mysticism
and Tibetan Buddhism
Shambhala Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

4/2/97
Jewish Mystical Views of the Afterlife
Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pa.

3/97
Re-Discovering Jewish Mysticism and Spirituality
Scholar-in-Residence Series, Temple Judea of Bucks County

2/97
Afterlife and the Renewal of Jewish Death Rituals
Two-Part Adult Education Course, Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, Pa.

12/8/96
Jewish Wisdom of Death and Bereavement
The Parent University, Perelman Jewish Day School Philadelphia, Pa.

12/4/96
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Beth Am, Baltimore, Md.

11/20/96
Building A Castle in Time: Practice and Spirituality of the Sabbath
Guest Lecturer, Honors Program, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/17/96
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta, Ga.

11/14/96
Visionary Tours of the Afterlife in Medieval Midrash
Death Education and Bereavement Follow-Up in the Funeral Industry

Mystical Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Visiting Guest Lecturer, Religion Dept., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

11/1/96
Midlife Transition & Yitzhak’s Near-Death Experience:
Midrashic Perspectives on the Akedah

Minyan Dorshei Derekh, Philadelphia, Pa.

Fall 1996
“Therefore Choose Life”: Jewish Wisdom of Death and Bereavement
Six-Part Adult Education Course, Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, Pa.

10/4/96
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Book Reading at Barnes and Noble, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

10/2/96
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
and Tibetan Buddhism

Lifelong Learning Society, Temple University Ambler Campus

4/19-20/96
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and the World Beyond
Doppelt Scholar-in-Residence Program

Congregation Kesher Israel, West Chester, Pa.

3/26/96
The History and Mystery of the Passover Seder
La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

3/17/96
Walking the Mourner’s Path: A Bereavement Workshop
Marsha Goldstein Quiles Annual Memorial Lecture

Kolel, Toronto, Ont.

2/15/96
Inter-Faith Dialogue:
Religious Values, Education & the Business Culture

Cultural Immersion Program, La Salle University

1/29/96
Death Moment and Beyond:
Afterlife and Near-Death Experience in Zohar

National Center Jewish Healing, New York, NY, “Refainu” Conference

11/19/95
Death Moment and the World Beyond in Kabbalah
and Tibetan Buddhism “The Jew and the Lotus” Conference, Germantown Jewish Center/Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

11/9/95
Immortality and Post-Mortem Survival
Philosophy Series, La Salle University

10/12/95
Distant Echoes: The Enigma of Jewish-Christian Relations
La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

8/6-13/95
Jewish Views of the Afterlife
National Havurah Committee, Summer Institute

University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.

4/14/95
Passover & Easter: Similarities and Differences
KYW-Radio Interview, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/95
Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Adult Education Institute Mini-Course
Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

11/18-20/94
Jewish Perspectives on Dying and Death
Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst, Mass. – program topics:
Judaism’s Spiritual Response to Death, Dying and Bereavement
Death of Rachel and the Jewish Tradition of Memory

Afterlife, Spirituality and Soul-Guiding:
Training Workshop for Hevra Kaddisha

10/2/94
Near-Death Experience in Jewish Tradition and Mysticism
Delaware Valley Near-Death Studies Institute, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

11/3/93
Jewish Tradition and the Experience of Grief
Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Philadelphia, Pa.

Spring 93
Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death and Beyond
Scholar-in-Residence, Temple Brith Achim, King of Prussia, Pa.

3/28/93
Conscious Living and Dying: Guidelines from the Book of Genesis
Lent Adult Education Program, St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh, Pa.

2/10/93
Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Implications for Rabbinic Counseling
Philadelphia Board of Rabbis/Jewish Chaplaincy Service Workshop

11/6-8/92
Scholar-in-Residence, Weekend Conference on Jewish Perspectives on Dying and Death
Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock, N.Y.

10/26/92
Midrash – The Sacred Text for Transitional Times
Guest Lecturer, Honor’s Program, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

9/10/92
Midlife Transition & Yitzhak’s Near-Death Experience:
New Perspectives on the Akedah

Center City Reconstructionist Congregation, Phila, Pa.

4/19/92
Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife in Jewish Tradition:
Spiritual Guidelines for Counseling the Dying

Continuing Medical Education
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, Pa,

10/30/91
Do Jews Believe in Heaven and Hell?
Beaver College Hillel, Glenside, Pa.

8/6/91
How to Trace Your Family Roots: Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
Knoxville Jewish Community Center, Knoxville, Tenn.

5/18-19/91
Scholar-in-Residence for Shavuot Study Program
Beth Judah Temple, Wildwood, N
Topics: Reading Ruth with New Eyes,
Shavuot: The Yahrzeit of the Baal Shem Tov

4/16/91
Jewish Spirituality of Death and Bereavement
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, Pa.

1/27/91
Psyche & Spirit: Understanding Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Workshop at Mount Airy Wellness Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

4/19/90
Disembodied Souls & Celestial Halls:
A Magical Mystery Tour of the Afterlife

Yale Hillel, New Haven, Conn.

4/19/90
Spiritual Awareness of Hospice Care-Givers:
Resources from Jewish Mysticism and Tradition

Connecticut Hospice, Branford, Conn.

3/30/90
From Slavery to the Promised Land:
The Passover Journey of Self Discovery

Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center

3/18/90
A Magical Mystery Tour of the Afterlife
Jefferson Jewish Medical Students Network

3/1/90
From Mourning to Meaning; From Longing to Legacy:
Jewish Tradition & the Psychology of Bereavement

Jewish Family & Child Services of Delaware

11/2/89
Kaddish: Its Origins, History and Practice
Congregation Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, Melrose Park, Pa.

2/22/89
Jewish Views of Life After Death: Implications for the Bereaved
Aleph – Israel Association for the Bereaved, Jerusalem, Israel

12/13/88
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism and Tradition
The Center for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem

5/21/88
The Sinai Revelation: Understanding the Psychology of Midrash
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, Havura Retreat, Marlbank, Ont.

3/16/88
Going to “Kaddish College” – Psychological and Jewish Issues
in Dealing with the Death of A Parent

Benjamin Institute for Community Education & Referral, Toronto, Ont.

1/1/88
Jacob’s Deathbed : Guidelines for Daily Life
Guest Dvar Torah, Heska Amuna Synagogue, Knoxville, Tenn.

9/10/87
Becoming An Elder: Hopes and Fears
Workshop with Seniors, Betel Centre for Creative Living, Toronto, Ont.

Summer 87
The Liturgy of Death, Burial and Mourning: Tradition and Innovation
P’nai Or Kallah, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

6/2/87
Shavuot Through the Ages, Presentation for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Havura Retreat, Orangeville, Ont.

3/2/87
Dying, Death and the Afterlife in Jewish Tradition
Temple Shalom, Medford, Mass.

1/29/87
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Jewish Funeral
Jewish Student Federation, York University

11/27/85
Mysticism, Meditation and Messiahs:
Being Jewish in the Age of Computers and Punk

Youth Group, Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, Ont.

Winter 1985-86
Judaism and the Helping Professions, Four-Part Professional
Development Seminar Series, Jewish Family & Child Service, Toronto
Topics: Jewish Identity and Values; Jewish Spirituality As A Psychological Map; Judaism’s Psychology of Death and Bereavement; The Jewish Holiday Cycle: An Organic Process of Life Experience

5/22/85
Esoterism in the Jewish Tradition
International College of Spiritual & Psychic Sciences, Montreal, Que.

5/17-19/85
Re-Discovering Jewish Mysticism and Spirituality
Scholar-in-Residence, Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, De.

4/23/85
Kabbalah and Transpersonal Psychology
Centre Holistic Terre Etoile, Montreal, Que.

4/1/85
Peace Seder
Theological Students Association, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

3/25/85
Attitudes Towards Death and the Afterlife in the Holocaust
English Department, John Abbot College, Montreal, Que.

3/22/85
From Slavery to the Promised Land:
The Passover Journey of Self-Discovery

Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Que.

3/16/85
Jewish Mysticism for Teens
Regional Kallah of B’nai Brith Youth Organization, Montreal, Que.

2/15/85
Mysticism, Meditation and Jewish Spirituality
Oneg Shabbat at McGill University Hillel, Montreal, Que.

2/5/85
Tu B’Shevat Seder: According to the Jewish Mystics of Safed
McGill University, Montreal, Que.

12/3/84
Exploring the Worlds of Jewish Mysticism
Jewish Student Federation, York University, Toronto, Ont.

11/28/84
The Death and Re-Birth of Jewish Culture:
Reflections on the Holocaust Forty Years Later

English Department, John Abbot College, Montreal, Que.

4/15/84
Rainbow Passover Seder,
Montreal Havurah

3/21/84
Kabbalah, Jewish Mysticism and the Passover Seder
Reconstructionist Synagogue of Montreal

2/10-11/84
Kabbalah, Spirituality and Daily Life
Weekend Workshop at Spiritual Science Fellowship, Montreal, Que.

11/27/83
Interfaith Service
Spiritual Science Fellowship, Montreal, Que.

11/12/83
Seekers of Shalom/Makers of Peace – Jewish/Christian Perspectives on Being a Peace Maker in the Nuclear Age
Co-Facilitator, Newman Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

10/18/83
Inter-Faith Peace Supper
Newman Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

7/8/83
The Joy of Shabbos: Eternal Time and Sacred Space
Essence Center, Marshfield, Vt.

5/15/83
Kabbalah and Daily Life
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal, Que.

1/7-8/83
A Kabbalistic and Hasidic Shabbat
Poughkeepsie Havurah

Hasidic Story-telling, Kabbalah and the Sefirot; Torah Study

12/15-16/82
Staff Training Workshops, McGill Hillel, Montreal, Quebec
Jewish Identity and Values; Jewish Sprituality As A Professional Tool

11/7/82
Exploring the Worlds of Jewish Mysticism
Nachas, Montreal, Quebec

[This was a publicized, historic event. It was the first time Nachas. a gay congregation, was given the right to rent a meeting room at the YM-YWHA, after taking its case to the Quebec Human Rights Commission]

8/28-29/82
The Religio-Cultural Legacies of Judaism: A Weekend Workshop
Pumkin Hollow Farm, Craryvile, NY
Topics: Mysticism of Jewish Sabbath; Judaism and Theosophy; Afterlife and the Soul

5/14/82
Rainbow Shabbos Celebration,
Montreal Havurah

3/27-28/82
Getting Ready for Passover Workshop
Poughkeepsie Havurah

3 /25/82
Exploring the Worlds of Jewish Mysticism:
Guidelines from Transpersonal Psychology

Mind and Body Institute, Poughkeepsie, NY

3/14/82
Images and Themes of the Afterlife in Judaism
Aquarian Minyan of Berkeley

2/26/82
Workshop on Psychology of Death and the Afterlife in Judaism
Krotona Institute of Theosophy, Ojai, Ca.

Fall 1981
Death and the Afterlife in Judaism – Adult Education Course
B’nai Or Religious Fellowship, Philadelphia, Pa.

9/20/81
Jewish Spirituality and Community-Building:
Guidelines for Building a Havurah, Poughkeepsie Havurah

9/17-20/81
Death and the Afterlife in Judaism,
Jewish Community Center, Poughkeepsie
Topics: Conversation with Elders on Death and Afterlife;
A Psycho-Halakhic View of Death and Dying;

Images and Themes of the Afterlife in Judaism

7/10/81
Eternal Time & Sacred Space – Sabbath As A Path of Spiritual Practice
Shabbat Workshop at Essence Center, Marshfield, Vt.

2/4/80
Myth and Symbol in the Hebrew Bible
Oakland Lodge Theosophical Society

4/17/79
Psychotherapy and the Western Occult Tradition
Presentation to Staff of Integral Counseling Center, San Franciso, Ca.

4/8/79
Biblical Mythology and the Evolution of Integral Consciousness
Cultural Integration Fellowship, San Francisco, Ca.

12/2/77
Eastern Spirituality and the Western Seeker
Cultural Integration Fellowship, San Francisco, Ca.

4/17/77
The Eastern Spiritual Path
Seen from the Perspective of Jung’s Psychology Presentation to C.G. Jung Society of Montreal

2/5/77
Yoga and Psychotherapy
Paper presented to the Integral Yoga Institute Symposium on

Yoga and Health, Montreal, Quebec