Evan Mallah

Evan Mallah is a member of The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY, where he co-chairs the clergy committee. Evan is also a member of the URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camp Board, where he serves as the development chair and co-founded a wellness program in partnership with his wife Jennifer.

Confronting Death is an Important Part of Life

Evan Mallah
September 8, 2016

If on Yom Kippur we rehearse our own death, then on Tishah B’Av (observed last month), we begin the annual process of preparing for death. The seven-week period from Tishah B’Av to Rosh HaShanah provides an opportunity to cultivate our souls, to reestablish our relationship with God, and to reconcile with ourselves and others. We transform the potentially passive experience of judgment into an active process of self-awareness, acceptance, engagement, and transformation.