My Year of Kaddish: Mourning, Memory and Meaning – A book talk with author Naomi Baum

Jun 06, 2021 10:00AM

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My Year of Kaddish: Mourning, Memory and Meaning – A book talk with author Naomi Baum

Sunday, June 6th at 10:00 AM EST

Advanced registration required by Friday 6/4 at noon at

The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Friday afternoon 6/4.


In this pro­found­ly hon­est and reveal­ing mem­oir, psy­chol­o­gist Dr. Nao­mi L. Baum invites us to jour­ney with her as she says Kad­dish, the tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish mourn­er’s prayer, in the year fol­low­ing her moth­er’s death. When expe­ri­enc­ing loss, we are often with­out words to describe how we are feel­ing. Find­ing a place to rest the pain, this book trav­els through the sea­sons of grief and will res­onate with any­one who has lost some­one dear. Dr. Baum, an inter­na­tion­al con­sul­tant on trau­ma and resilience, draws on both her per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence to nav­i­gate this unchart­ed ter­ri­to­ry, as she takes a new look at tra­di­tion and dis­cov­ers both emo­tion­al and spir­i­tu­al sources of com­fort in unex­pect­ed places.


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