Wednesday Morning Series With Dr. Rosann Catalano: Grief Observed

This series of five diverse classes will be facilitated by Rosann Catalano, Ph.D. along with Rabbi Steven Schwartz, Rabbi Dana Saroken, and Homayra Ziad, Ph.D. You can choose to attend one, two, three, four, or all five classes. Your fee is based on the number of classes you choose to attend. Register to Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.  The fee structure for this series of classes is as follows:

5 classes  $150 Beth El members, $180 non-members
4 classes $120 Beth El members, $150 non-members
3 classes $90 Beth El members, $120 non-members
2 classes $70 Beth El members, $100 non-members
1 class $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members

4. Grief Observed

Facilitator: Rosann M. Catalano, Ph.D.
Dates:  Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21,28
Time:    9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Location:          Agus Library

Few would argue that one of life’s most stunning experiences is the sudden death of a husband, wife, partner, or child. Books have been written. Movies have been made, exploring the unfathomable reality of living with and trying to make sense out of the impossible disorientation of such inexplicable loss. Joan Didion and Sheryl Sandberg offer two incredibly compelling, articulate, powerful, and heart-wrenching memoirs that attempt to make sense of a time when nothing makes sense. Together we will read and discuss Didion’s, The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) and Sandberg’s Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (2017) in this four-week mini-course. Participants should read both books and come to class prepared to discuss them.  For the first class on February 7, please read Didion, pages 3-112.