What Does a Good Day Look Like? End of Life Conversations in a Jewish Context
May 07, 2022 7:00PM
Presented on Zoom by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life
Categories Community Events
Have you discussed with family members, loved ones, or physicians your wishes for how you want to live as you approach the eventual end of your life? Join Rabbi Melanie Levav of the Shomer Collective this Sunday, May 1, for an important conversation about Jewish wisdom on death and dying. During this Zoom program we will explore how to begin or deepen discussions about death, dying, and quality of life. We’ll talk about advance care directives created to thoughtfully consider and document end of life preferences in a conversation infused with Jewish wisdom and practice.
Rabbi Levav is the founding Executive Director of the Shomer Collective which, guided by Jewish wisdom, aims to improve end of life experiences. Previously, she served as New York director of PJ Library. She has also served as Director of Pastoral Care at the Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a JCC serving the Russian-speaking Jewish community in Brooklyn. She has held positions at JCC Association, JDC, and UJA-Federation of New York, as an educator, volunteer manager, and fundraiser. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, Rabbi Levav was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is a board certified chaplain and a licensed social worker.
Register to learn from Rabbi Levav by clicking on the link below. On the registration form, there is an opportunity to share questions you’d like to bring to this program.