About this Death Cafe
Our Death Café, sponsored by Jewish Gateways, meets on the 4th Sunday of each month from 4:00-5:30pm, Pacific Daylight Time.
Death Cafés offer the opportunity to meet in a confidential, safe, and caring environment to discuss death and dying. Thoughts, feelings, and experiences are all relevant. We welcome participants of any background, religion, culture, or belief.
The Death Café model, followed all over the world, is no cost with no pre-formulated agenda. Please note that this is not a grief support or counseling group, although grief can certainly be discussed. Relevant additional resources will be offered upon request.
Many report that participating in Death Cafés reduces their anxiety about death and dying (their own or their loved ones’), which can enhance the way we live in the present. Most people leave feeling connected and uplifted.
About Lori Goldwyn & Jim Kirkpatrick
About Co-hosts Lori Goldwyn & Jim Kirkpatrick
Lori and Jim are experienced Death Café participants who are bringing Death Café to the Bay Area in hopes that our families, friends, and communities will find them as beneficial as we have.
Lori has worked as an End of Life Doula since 2016 and is affiliated with the Bay Area End of Life Doula Alliance.
Jim is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist with over 40 years of experience. He now volunteers with Sutter Hospice, Berkeley Free Clinic, and Berkeley NEED. He and his family are members of the Jewish Gateways community.
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