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Congregation Beth HaTephila

An Engaging, Inclusive, Reform Congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains

CBHT Sisterhood Program

Title of Program:  Jewish Rituals of Death

Date: October 31, 2021

Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm (Optional visit to Riverside Cemetery to follow)

Location:  CBHT

Cost:  No charge

RSVP:  Please let us know whether you are coming by sending an RSVP to

Program Topics and Speakers:

  • History of Riverside Cemetery- Beit Shalom
    • Sharon Fahrer, Asheville's Jewish historian and CBHT member
  • What Happens When Death Occurs
    • Teri Morris, Morris Funeral Home
  • Burial Process at Riverside Cemetery
    • Buddy Risenberg, CBHT member
  • All about Chevra Kadisha at CBHT and the Role of the Death Doula
    • Melissa Seligman, member of CBHT Chevra Kadisha
  • At 12:30 PM , following our program, Sharon Fahrer will continue sharing the history of Riverside Cemetery with an onsite tour.






CBHT Sisterhood Calendar 2021-2022

  • August 29, 2021: 10-12 pm Board leadership training on Zoom
  • Oct. 3, 2021: New member luncheon -  Will be Rescheduled
  • Oct .9, 2021: 6 pm Havdalah Rosh Chodesh at Olivette Lake
  • Oct. 31, 2021: 10 am -12 Noon with Riverside Cemetery tour to immediately follow: Program, “The Jewish Ritual of Death, Questions you were dying to ask.”
  • Nov. 18, 2021: 6:30 pm Program in Development: Women’s Health and “What’s Next with Covid?” 

Note: Sisterhood Board Meetings will be held via Zoom or In-Person on the Second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Phyllis Nalick, CBHT Sisterhood Co-President

Roberta Naimark, CBHT Sisterhood Co-President

Hope Warshaw, CBHT Sisterhood Program Director

Fri, October 15 2021 9 Cheshvan 5782