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Death Over Dinner

March 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:45 pm PDT

Save the date: March 16th we mark the one year anniversary of COVID time, honor those who have died in these times, and draw near to the conversation on death and dying with the powerful Death Over Dinner process.

Join Rabbi Susan Goldberg of NEFESH and Michael Hebb Founder of Death Over Dinner for this special virtual gathering commemorating the first day of California’s COVID-19 lock down.

It has been one year since the COVID times began.

We will honor this anniversary with a memorial and Kaddish for the 500,000 who have died in the United States and the 2.54 million deaths worldwide.

This year has been full of grief and loss, gratitude, seclusion, anxiety, deepening connections…

Drawing near to the reality of death and dying is an invitation for a profound connection to life. It is the path of yirah, sacred fear, and awe, that often we are too anxious to be with. Join with us on Tuesday, March 16th at 7 PM PST as we draw close to this reality and into the meaningful Death Over Dinner experience.

We look forward to being with you for this ritual and dialogue.

It’s not often an invitation to dinner is also an invitation to talk about death, but read on because we think you’re in for a memorable experience.

Across the country, people are pulling up a chair, breaking bread, and talking about the inevitable—death. “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” is a project that has been rapidly inspiring people to transform this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight, and empowerment. There have been over 300,000 dinners across the world over the past 5 years.

The time will facilitate an honest and frank conversation about our experience with and perceptions about death and dying. One where we lean into any fears we might have, get rid of inhibitions, consider what we want, both in life and during its close, and build deeper connections.

Death Over Dinner was created to help families and friends address the basic human fact that we are all, at some point, going to die. We suffer more when we don’t communicate our wishes, we suffer less when we know how to honor the wishes of our loved ones. As we build greater comfort and literacy around this important topic, every single one of us wins. In fact, this is a conversation about life and how we want to live.

A little over 4 years ago we launched the Jewish Edition of Death Over Dinner. We have gathered rabbis, theologians, and medical leaders to transform this potentially difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight, and empowerment that everyone can be a part of. We welcome you to invite friends and family to fill a table. Learn more about the Jewish Edition here: https://deathoverdinner-jewishedition.org/

Read more at www.deathoverdinner.org.