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Thu, Apr 11

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Town of Wappinger Town Hall

Speaker Series: Traditions, Customs and Rituals Surrounding Death & Dying ~An Interfaith Panel Presentation

A presentation on the customs, traditions and rituals surrounding death and dying, from a historic and interfaith perspective.

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Speaker Series: Traditions, Customs and Rituals Surrounding Death & Dying ~An Interfaith Panel Presentation
Speaker Series: Traditions, Customs and Rituals Surrounding Death & Dying ~An Interfaith Panel Presentation

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA

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About the event

There's no getting around it - death is something people of all beliefs can relate to and will experience in their lifetime.  The Town of Wappinger is a multi-cultural community; home to diverse beliefs and faiths, each rich in history and tradition.

In this special Speaker Series event, the presentation begins with an archeological, scientific view of death, burial, and the afterlife beliefs of ancient civilizations. Thereafter, leaders of several local faith communities share their cultural views, customs, traditions and rituals surrounding death and dying. Moderated by Kristin Catalano of Straub, Catalano and Halvey Funeral Home, and Dani Masterson, WHS Trustee and program facilitator. 

A growing list of participants include:

· Mr. Matt Harle, Chevra Kadisha ~ Beacon Hebrew Alliance

· The Reverend Alex Herasimtschuk (Fr. Alex)  ~ Zion Episcopal Church

· Lama Lhadrun ~ Palpung Thubten Cholin (Buddhist Temple)

· Archpriest Eric George Tosi ~ St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church

· Dr. James Williams ~ Professor of Archeology and WHS Trustee

· Mr. Ahmad Yasin ~ Mid Hudson Islamic Association

This informative and interesting presentation is part of our Speaker Series programming. The public is invited to attend. The event is free for WHS members; suggested donation of $5.00 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. For more information,  call 845-632- 1281.

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