Death Cafe profile for Melinda Bracha Bernstein

Location: United States

About Melinda Bracha Bernstein:

Shalom and Blessings Upon You!

My middle name is Bracha and it means blessings, so how appropriate is it that you are about to receive blessings as you read on...  At least I hope so!

I am passionate about blessing love wherever I go and most especially with you on your special occasions! I specialize in all types of weddings and funerals.  During my Rabbinical training in 2009, I was immediately drawn to performing funerals, however in 2016 I began to perform weddings and have performed over 100 ceremonies in just two years.    



What brings you to Death Cafe?

My father, of blessed memory, is my ancestral guide and I share his lineage line in protection and service.   Our photo is attached.  May his soul, his neshama, be bound up in the bond of eternal life and may everyone who gains strength from my offerings be to the credit of him.  


I’m originally from South Florida and have lived here 98% of my life.   I am passionate about the death industry and passionate about making a social contribution and visioning a platform to reinvigorate the “death” industry of our beloved South Florida.   
Every one is going to die, nobody gets out of it! Our identities are changed when we talk about death and I have become quite comfortable with this part of life and my prayer is to pass along this comfort to others.   
Generally speaking, people are death phobic.  To release the phobia, people need a venue where they can discuss the subject with a warm embrace.  There is no culture around death that is enriching.  In fact death carries a stigma of failure, shame and regret.  People die and loved ones go right back into movement of life by sweeping things under the rug.  I have seen it with the families I have served.
My hope is that together we can get people thinking about mortality and feeling more alive today by doing so.

What would you like your legacy to be?

The South Florida female Rabbi whose temple is her own broken heart.  AND the one who broke her own barriers of healing to bring spirituality based Godly strength and deeper peace to the hearts of South Florida and beyond masses while alive...

Love as always...   in all ways...  Rabbi Melinda Bracha Bernstein 

Thoughts for sharing:


Jewish Wisdom teaches us to say this to one who grieves and mourns:  May you always be comforted amongst those who mourn.

My wisdom in this reflection is for all to be...


May we always and in all ways be of comfort to ourselves and all before we mourn....


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Melinda Bracha Bernstein's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Via Zoom With Melinda

Posted by Melinda Bracha Bernstein on June 22, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

With Melinda Bernstein

July 18, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. (EDT)


I am going to hold my first DEATH CAFE on July 18th, 2018 from 7-7:45pm via ZOOM.  

Please email for meeting ID and call in details.

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