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Episode 04: Al Rosenberg

Al Rosenberg is a great many things including a strategist, a writer, an artist, and a fantastic storyteller. They’re also living with an autoimmune disease that forces them to face their mortality all the time. This episode covers topics from the drama of certain Jewish ritual, what you probably shouldn’t say to someone who is… Continue reading Episode 04: Al Rosenberg

Episode 03: Teach Me Something with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

I’ve added a second type of podcast to the mix and going forward will intersperse “Teach Me Something” episodes with interviews. Teach Me Something’s will be experts and wise people sharing their knowledge while I absorb, reflect, and ask (sometimes smart and sometimes ridiculous) questions. Rabbi Lisa Goldstein is a wonderful teacher and during one… Continue reading Episode 03: Teach Me Something with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Dead Language: Onen

There are many words and terms associated with Jewish death and dying. In “Dead Language” I’ll highlight a word associated with Jewish death and dying and explore it in some depth. Feel free to leave your own reflections and thoughts below. Onen (oh-nen) Origin: HebrewNoun: The name given to a person who’s loved one has died,… Continue reading Dead Language: Onen

Episode 01: Dan Fendel

As I start this project, I’m reaching out to people who are connected to the end of life experience (whether professionally or through personal experience) and having conversations that are important, exciting, generative, and beautiful. It’s become clear that what I am learning/hearing should be recorded and shared. Even though I’ve been told I “have… Continue reading Episode 01: Dan Fendel

Becoming a Death Doula (Sort of)

A little bit more about my journey into the space of death and dying.  In February 2019, I read an article in Bust Magazine titled “Death Doulas Guide People Through The End Of Life”. Simple, to the point, and it completely moved me. The knowledge that a Death Doula could be a person’s role, my… Continue reading Becoming a Death Doula (Sort of)

Three People

There are three people whose stories have become central to why I want to learn more about dying. They are my daughter and the story of her entrance into this world, and my maternal grandparents, my Bubbe and  Zayde, and the stories of their exit from this world.  My daughter was born this past May… Continue reading Three People


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