On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Sarit Wishnevski, newly appointed executive director of Kavod v’Nichum (jewish-funerals.org), which provides information, education, training, and technical assistance for bereavement committees and Chevrah Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities to support their organization and development, to enable them to perform Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot, and to protect and shield bereaved families from exploitation.
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About the Guest
Prior to joining Kavod v’Nichum, Sarit trained as an end of life doula through INELDA (International End Of Life Doula Association) and produced a podcast and a newsletter called The Be.Side Project which focused on where Judaism intersected with the end of life. Sarit has also had the privilege of working for a number of incredible Jewish organizations that seek to bring connection to ancient Jewish rituals and values through modern connection and understanding including OneTable, Repair the World, PresenTense, DOROT, and Hillel. Sarit is a proud alumna of the Wagner School for Public Service at NYU (MPA-PNP, 2012) and the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership (2017). Sarit lives in Maplewood, NJ and is a member of the Synagogue and Chevrah Kadisha at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ.