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Grief: Wisdom Gained from Decades of Mourning

July 9, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A Shabbat Lunch and Learn with Andrea (Andy) Gilats, Ph.D., Author of After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

Saturday July 9 at 11:30 am, Mount Zion synagogue
11:30 am light complimentary lunch outdoors; 12:00-1:00 program
Following Shabbat morning services, all are welcome to join an important conversation, whether or not you plan to attend services. Julie Dean, facilitator of Mount Zion’s Women’s Spirituality, and Rabbi Adam Spilker will be in conversation with Mount Zion congregant Andrea Gilats. She will share some selections from her book as we talk about the journey of grief, resources in our synagogue and community, and knowing when normal grief becomes complicated grief.
Sorry, this private event is not open to the public.


July 9, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm