Past Meetup

Summer Downtown Philadelphia Death Cafe

This Meetup is past

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After a short pause, Death Cafe Philadelphia is returning to our downtown Philly at Le Pain Quotidien on 14th and Walnut. Similar to before, we will adopt the European "salon" model of Death Café: free-flowing conversation around the topic of death-from-any-angle. Openness is the only pre-requisite. Typically we break out into smaller groups of 4-5 people to keep the conversations intimate.

Our chosen professions: Rachel is pioneering technology in funeral planning. She started and manages I'm Sorry to Hear (, the TripAdvisor of funeral planning, with the goals of simplifying decision-making in funeral planning, driving transparency in funeral planning, and encouraging sharing of experiences amongst the community (Rating and Reviews of funeral establishments).

Simcha is a death awareness educator and a bereavement counselor. He is the Director of DA'AT Institute ( for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training.

Together we want to give you the opportunity to talk about life's "heavy stuff" and explore your own notions on death and life.

All Death Cafe events are held on a not-for-profit basis. A donation of $1.00 is appreciated, but not required, to cover administrative costs.