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Tuesday, May 7 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
L’hitraot : Early Childhood Introduction to Death

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Many adults feel uncomfortable discussing Death with children. As caregivers we hope they
avoid the experience of losing a loved one for as long as possible. However, if a time of loss
occurs, we must be honest and empathetic resources in their corner. When a child is dealing
with this profound challenge, they often have questions and need support in exploring their
feelings. The early learning session, “L’hitraot: Early Childhood Introduction to Death,” will give
participants a space to learn and delve into appropriate and respectful ways to guide students
through their personal experiences with Death.
In Hebrew, L’hitraot is used to say “until we meet again”. The Life Cycle is a natural part of the
human experience, and is celebrated throughout Judaism. We will explore important
conversations about Death through a Jewish Lens during our time together. This session is
designed for all educators, with the intention that knowledge and execution of these meaningful
strategies can be attainable for professional caregivers at any level.

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Erin Weisman

Early Childhood Educator
Erin Weisman is an early childhood educator in Washington, D.C. Previously, she has worked inclassrooms in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Copenhagen in private schools, charters, andpublic programs. She is constantly inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy and believes that whentrusted... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Room 711B