Death Cafe

Philadelphia 'death cafes' argue it's time to bring death out of the closet

By Brandon Baker for Philly Voice

Social franchise aims to topple death taboos

Rachel Zeldin was unprepared for what came next.

When her great-uncle died in 2011 without an immediate family to address his funeral needs, Zeldin was stunned that she and her family had been left to both foot ...

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Death Cafe: An Evening at the Funeral Home

December 11th was a cold Winter night. Coming throw icy gates and down a path surrounded by snow, twelve people entered West Laurel Hill Cemetery en route towards the Bringhurst Funeral Home togather in the atrium.

As with most gatherings at the funeral home, the topic at hand was death ...

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Death and Diversity at Death Cafe in Rittenhouse Square

The 2nd Death Café Philadelphia & Greater Philadelphia took place Thursday October 24th with a “wonderful” and “thought-provoking” gathering at COSI Rittenhouse.

Hosted by Simcha Raphael of the DA’AT Institute and Rachel Zeldin of I’m Sorry to, this diverse group of Philadelphians converged to have, as our ...

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Death Cafe Philadelphia Takes Over Saxbys

I'm Sorry to Hear proudly supported the first Death Cafe Philadelphia Monday night at Saxbys UPenn. Over 30 people attended this "macabre Meetup" to join in some lively discussion about life's heavier topic over coffee, tea, and cake.

Attendees from all backgrounds participated, ranging from a physicist to hospice nurses ...

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Death Over Dinner

It has become apparent in the recent months that talking about death is trendy. That's right, TRENDY. From Death Cafes to new end-of-life planning websites (too many to list here) to Death Over Dinner, the most recent addition to the global movement to talk about death before it is too ...

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