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Rachel Cowan was a civil rights activist, community organizer, the first female Jew by choice ordained as a Rabbi, and a beloved and influential mindfulness teacher. After she was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer, her years of mindfulness practice enabled her to model living well while dying. Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and presenting partners for an evening celebrating the remarkable light and legacy of Rachel’s life.

This program featured a screening of Dying Doesn’t Feel Like What I’m Doing, a new film about Cowan from American-born, Jerusalem-based documentary filmmaker Paula Weiman-Kelman. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Weiman-Kelman; Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Brotherhood Sister Sol; and Rabbi Marc Margolius, Senior Program Director at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

Watch the discussion below.