Customs and Traditions of Mourning
Join us for an exploration of the customs of funerals, burial and mourning both within the Jewish community and among some of the diverse faith communities represented in Cincinnati. This two-part series will begin with a panel discussion of Jewish burial customs, including the rituals of preparation of the body by the chevra kadisha, the ways our customs facilitate pastoral care of mourners, and different Jewish cultural observances for shiva. The second part will be an interfaith panel exploring the funeral and mourning practices of Muslim, Baptist, Sikh, Jewish, and Hindu communities. We will also share culturally relevant food.
Shared Grief, Different Customs: An Interfaith Look at Funeral and Mourning Customs on May 15th
This program is free and open to the public.
Join us to learn about the Customs and Traditions of different faiths with expert panelists.
We will have the rare opportunity to sample foods shared in different faiths at the time of mourning.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
8092 Plantation Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
Also available via live-stream
Dr. Raj Bhatnagar, professor of Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati
Reverend Terrence Hanks, Associate Minister at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
Aasees Kaur, community organizer, educator, and civil & human rights advocate
Sheikh Hossam Musa, Imam at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Rabbi Karen Thomashow, Associate Rabbi at Wise Temple
Shakila T. Ahmad, community leader and former chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Sandy Kaltman, volunteer and Jewish activist in Cincinnati’s interfaith community
Traditions that Comfort: Jewish Customs of Mourning
Watch the Recorded Program HERE.