Mourning Divorce and Developing New Rituals


(Last Updated On: July 7, 2021)

Mourning Divorce and Developing New Rituals

Having a hard time getting through the holidays divorced? You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the advice our guest, Rabbi Anne Brener, shares about mourning divorce, and developing new rituals and traditions.

Rabbi Brener, LCSW is Director of Spiritual Development at The Academy for Jewish Religion, California. She serves Congregation Makom Ohr Shalom as Rabbi and is a Bereavement Chaplain at Skirball Hospice. She is the author of Mourning & Mitzvah: Walking the Mourner’s Path  (Jewish Lights, 1993 & 2001) as well as many other publications and assists institutions in creating caring communities. As a Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director, specializing in grief and healing, she works with people throughout North America.

In this episode of The Smart Divorce, Rabbi Brener shares her insights and wisdom on mourning the loss of marriage or significant relationship, finding ways to creatively move on, and the dance that you might learn.

Topics include:

  • Grieving divorce and seeking closure
  • Walking the mourner’s path
  • Dealing with ambiguous losses
  • How rituals make the intangible tangible
  • Creative ways to obtain closure and moving on from divorce
  • How Earth, Wind, Fire and Water can help you find inner peace
  • Listen in to find out how to find closure, start anew, and develop fresh rituals for an enriching future.

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You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the advice our guest, Dr. Anne Brener, shares about mourning divorce, and developing new rituals and traditions.  Rabbi Brener, LCSW is Director of Spiritual Development at The Academy for Jewish Religion, California.

To contact Rabbi Brener, please email her at [email protected]Opens in a new tab..

Rabbi Brener’s highly acclaimed book Mourning & Mitzvah: Walking the Mourner’s Path Opens in a new tab.can be purchased through amazon.comOpens in a new tab. 

For more helpful tips and strategies for developing new routines and traditions visit:

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Want more information about divorce and coping strategies, ideas to manage stress and develop new routines?  The Smart Divorce Smart Guide Opens in a new tab.is a valuable resource providing clarity and a smarter next step.

Deborah Moskovitch

This blog post was written by Deborah Moskovitch the author of "The Smart Divorce", the catalyst for this website. This evergreen book covers how to manage the divorce process for a less painful result.

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