Join the Boston Public Library for this online program. Planning a funeral or memorial service can be difficult any time but it poses particular challenges in the time of COVID. The Rev. Fallon and Rabbi Abrasley will share funeral and memorial service traditions and options, as you plan ahead for your own service or as you find yourself planning a service for a beloved who has died. The speakers will address how you can ease the loss for those who care about you by identifying your preferences in advance; the impact of the pandemic on your choices; and the general template for a service or ritual of remembrance that has evolved over millennia for Christian, Jewish and secular observances. After their presentation, Rabbi Abrasley and the Rev Fallon will take your questions.
Co-Senior Rabbi Laura J. Abrasley is Co—senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Newton, an inclusive Reform Judaism congregation drawing members from across the metrowest Boston area. The Rev. Joy Fallon is Senior Minister at King’s Chapel, an independent church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association, located at the corner of Tremont and School Streets in Boston.
This virtual program is presented as part of Beacon Hill Village’s Living Well Ending Well series in partnership with the Boston Public Library. Registration required here or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the program. We invite you to send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.