Communal Loss Adaptation Project

The Communal Loss Adaptation Project (CLAP) is a spiritual offering led by SVARA Faculty Rabbi Elliot Kukla.

CLAP provides a supportive, non-judgmental context with a queer spiritual framing to form empathetic connections among those grieving.

Grief is a normal response to loss. Being with an understanding community can help bring comfort and healing to mourners. This group launched in 2022 with two cornerstone programs:

  1. A queer Jewish spiritual bereavement support group for people who are mourning individual losses, in an era of pandemic and climate crisis. These losses do not have to be pandemic or climate-related but we will tend to individual grief within the context of this era of vast global change.
  2. An upcoming service of memory to honor disabled people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Communal Loss Adaptation Project logo. A turquoise circle sits to the left of the words "Communal Loss Adaptation Project." Inside the circle is the top of a candle, with a white flame resting at the top of the stem.