A near-death experiencer from conservative Jewish background

Beverly Brodsky

Beverly Brodsky

This Saturday, December 14, 2013, we are pleased to have Beverly Brodsky as our guest speaker, who will share her near-death experience resulting in a horrendous motorcycle accident.

Beverly  was raised in a conservative Jewish family in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia. She went through her teens as an atheist. Since learning of the Holocaust at age eight, she had turned angrily against any early belief in God. How could God exist and permit such a thing to occur? In July 1970, her questions were answered when a motorcycle accident led to her near-death experience. Beverly’s testimony was included in the book Lessons From the Light written by Kenneth Ring and Evelyn Elsaeser Valarino.  Ring described Beverly Brodsky’s NDE as “possibly the most moving in my entire collection.”

For two years, Beverly was on the Board of Directors for ACISTE (the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences), is the San Diego IANDS group leader for over 20 years.  She’s also a minister in the L.A. Community Church of Religious Science, and prior to retiring, was a systems and business analyst for the federal government for 28 years.

* See the bottom of this email for more information about Brad Breedlove, the teenager featured in the recent CNN special To Heaven and Back.


Date:     Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Time:    1:00-4:00 pm

Place:    Unity of Tustin, Tustin, CA (details below)

Admission fee is $8


We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door you come to.

Not everyone who attends has had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. Everyone has their own reason why this group is of interest, and all are welcome.

We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world.

Send your request with first and last name, and email address to robin@robinbarr.com. Indicate you’re interested in being added to the OC IANDS meeting mailing list.

About Ben Breedlove from the CNN Special, To Heaven and Back

Teenager Ben Breedlove was one of three people featured in the special who shared their NDE’s. Thank you Donna Heim for providing this video link of the eulogy given by Ben’s sister, which adds inside information and insights to the comments made by Benjamin Breedlove: “The rest of the story”.


If you missed CNN’s To Heaven and Back, here is the replay:


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