DYING TO TALK… Conversations About Life and Death: A Four-Part Series

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With the time that remains for each of us, how do we want it filled? Sages say that all of life is a preparation for dying. How can we gain some control over the process of dying and what we leave behind? Come to every session, or just the one(s) that work for you. There is much to be learned and more to be gained by devoting time to this sacred work.

For more information, please email Shelly Levine at shellevine@gmail.com.

Monday, November 4, 7-9 pm
Dying Well: A Path from our Wishes to Our Decisions How do we “number our days” to make the difficult decisions we may face at the end of life? This session will help us prepare emotionally and practically for making end-of-life choices. Using thoughtful, guided conversations we will explore our values and begin the decision-making process. Even if you have a Health Care Proxy completed, this evening will give you a deeper understanding of the scope of your choices. Led by trained What Matters facilitators Shelley Levine, Marcie Imberman and Susan Schor.

Tuesday, November 12, 7-9 pm
Getting Your House in Order: A Guide to Living Wills & Health Care Proxies A session devoted to the basic documents that individuals need to have in place for medical emergencies. The differences between a will, a living will, a health care proxy and a durable medical power-of-attorney will be explained. Led by Attorney Adina Zion.

Monday, November 18, 7-9 pm
Ethical Wills: A Values Vault for Future Generations A workshop that will explore ethical wills as an authentic Jewish practice. We will discuss useful writing techniques that can help leave a written legacy of our values and beliefs. Led by Elizabeth Kraiem of the Jewish Ethical Wills Project.

Monday, November 25, 7-9 pm
Reincarnation, Resurrection & Olam Ha’Ba A round table discussion exploring these three central concepts through biblical and rabbinic texts. Led by Rabbi Mira River, BCC, Romemu JEN Fellow.

Location given upon registration. Please register here.

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