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Gail Rubin Discusses Jewish Death and Funeral Traditions August 6
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
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Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Monday, July 24, 2023


Jewish Funeral Traditions Talk August 6

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Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, at Congregation Albert Cemetery – Live Long and Prosper!

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is a pioneering death educator who knows a lot about Jewish funeral traditions. She is a long-time member of the Chevra Kaddisha and the cemetery committee for Reform synagogue Congregation Albert. An award-winning speaker, she uses humor and film clips to break down resistance to planning ahead for end-of-life issues. She’s also the author of four books, including A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.

She will be speaking at B’nai Israel synagogue, 4401 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. The event takes place in the Social Hall on Sunday, August 6 starting at 2:00 p.m. Participants will be charged $10 per person.

Among the topics she’ll address:

  • What happens when someone dies in different situations.
  • Helpful Jewish traditions before and after a death in the family.
  • Funeral traditions you probably don’t know about (the Viddui prayer, keria, etc.)
  • Jewish burial is green burial!
  • A list of 50 Things Jews Need to Do when a Loved One Dies. The full list will be provided to attendees.

Despite great advances in medical care, humans do still have a 100% mortality rate. Come laugh and learn!

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and TipsKICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die and The Before I Die Festival in a Box™.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival and author of a guide to holding such festivals. Her podcast is also called The Doyenne of Death®. She produces videos about the funeral business and related topics. Her YouTube Channel features hundreds of videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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