Disabled Disenfranchised Grief Group

Facilitated by Rabbi Elliot Kukla with Dr. Koach Baruch-Frazier

Thursdays, November 2nd through December 21st
4-6pm ET / 3-5pm CT /1-3pm PT 

Disenfranchised Grief is a term that refers to mourning that is not usually socially recognized or validated by others. This group is for disabled and chronically ill people who are grieving losses other than the death of a human being such as: community, access, safety, bodily autonomy, friendship, mobility, or hope. We will use Jewish texts and texts by BIPOC Disability Justice thinkers about grief as a springboard to share our own stories and experiences. No knowledge or beliefs are required. ASL and closed captioning will be provided. Space is limited to 15 participants. BIPOC participants will be prioritized. 

Goals: 1) To break down isolation by connecting participants. 2) To validate disenfranchised grief through the tools of Jewish tradition and Disability Justice. 3) To bring healing through telling our stories and simple rituals like candle lighting.

Outcome: By the end of this group participants will understand that their grief is real and that they are not alone.


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