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Learn about  Austin's  Orthodox Chevra Kadisha


Join us at a Shabbaton the weekend of October 12-14

Congregation Tiferet Israel is establishing an Orthodox Chevra Kadisha in our community.  As part of the startup effort, we will have a Shabbaton to learn about the functioning of a Chevra Kadisha and to recruit members. The weekend talks will include other subjects concerning some of the customs surrounding the death of a Jewish person.

Join us for:

Friday night Shabbat dinner at CTI following Kabbalat Shabbat 6:45 PM Friday evening.  Dinner should begin at approximately 7:45 PM with special guest speakers

Ms. Mitzi Chafetz, Funeral Director, Austin Natural Funerals

Rabbi Howard Wolk, Community Chaplain, Dallas Jewish Family Services speaking on "Imitating HaShem -- The Final Kindness"

Shabbat morning services at 9 AM with Rabbi Howard Wolk giving the Shabbat morning Drasha at approximately 11 AM.  Rabbi's Wolk Drasha is entitled "Rabbi and community -- Shared Burden."  This will be followed by a special Shabbat lunch in the JCC Room 150C. Lunch should begin a little after noon time with special guest speakers

Ms. Gail Tosto, Lead Coordinator, Austin Shmirah

Mr. Charles Hirschberger, Chairman, Dallas Chevra Kadisha

Shabbat afternoon, at 5 PM, Rabbi Wolk  will speak on "Bayn Adam LeChaveiro Par excellence -- Study of Halachic Aspects of Chevra Kadisha Work."  Mincha will follow at 6 PM.  During Seudat Shelishit, Rebitzen Annette Wolk will speak on 'Women in the Chevra Kadisha: Founders and Full participants."

Sunday morning Shacharit services will be at CTI at 8:30 AM followed by breakfast, including CTI signature breakfast tacos.  During breakfast, Mr. Charles Hirschberger will discuss the mechanics of a Tahara.   This will be followed by hands-on training session at Austin Natural Funerals, 2206 West Anderson Lane, led by Mr. Hirschberger and Rebitzen Annette Wolk of Dallas. We will be departing for Austin Natural Funerals at approximately 10:45 AM.

Space is limited, especially for the Friday Night Shabbat Dinner, so registration for the Friday night and Shabbat luncheon meals and the Training Seminar and payment in advance for the meals are required.  The Friday Night Shabbat Dinner is limited to the first 60 registrants.  The Friday night or the Shabbat day lunch is $15/person.  If you register for both it is $20/person.  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

This Shabbaton is underwritten by Platinum Sponsors Jeanette & Lowell Brickman in memory of Jeanette's mother, Evelyn Pastor, Chavah bat Hershel, z"l.  These events would not be possible without their generous support.  May the memory of Evelyn Pastor, Chavah bat Hershel, z"l, forever serve as a blessing.

This form closed on 2018-10-11 23:00:00.


Sun, May 19 2019 14 Iyyar 5779