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Reaching Through the Screen: Comforting Mourners from a Distance

October 15 @ 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join us as Arielle Friedtanzer leads a discussion to help us find ways to “be there” when we cannot be physically present.

During these unprecedented times, loss and mourning have taken on a different form with virtual funerals and Shiva becoming the new normal. But where does that leave us when trying to comfort friends and family? How can we effectively support ourselves and our loved ones through loss from a distance? Could this new way of life actually help us stay connected in the future when we are able to be together again?

Arielle Friedtanzer, End-of-Life Consultant, received an individualized Master’s degree at New York University in May 2018, concentrating in Judaic Studies, Bioethics, and Social Work, and has completed 800 clinical hours with the goal of becoming an interfaith chaplain.

Friedtanzer traveled the country with her husband for almost 20 months giving in-person workshops and presentations about advanced care planning, death and grief, to groups of all ages before taking a pause due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, turning her in-person programs into virtual events, including her weekly Facebook live series, Millennials and Mortality Mondays.