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Sunday, December 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CHAI Talk: Lessons Before Dying: End of Life Issues

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CHAI Talks: One session, three speakers, 18-minutes each. Think “TED.” New ideas, fresh initiatives.

“Shah shtill”– No More! - Breaking The Taboo About End-of-Life Conversations
Herman Blumberg
What can we learn from Jewish sources to help us talk, more openly than past generations, about dying and death? How can people talk with their children about what medical treatment they would want if faced with grave illness? Using materials from the nationally renowned “Conversation Project” we will share practical guidance to starting the conversation.

The Mourner's Kaddish
Rena Boroditsky
Come learn about the Mourners Kaddish—its history, its meaning, and its relevance to both the living and the dead.

Studying For the Finals: Boston's New Community Hevra Kadisha
Hal Miller-Jacobs
The new Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston has recently been formed. Over twenty local Shuls and Minyanim have signed on as supporting organizations and over 100 people have taken Tahara Training. Learn what is involved in this most holy Mitzvah and see if this is something you might consider doing.


Herman Blumberg

Herman J. Blumberg is Rabbinic Director, Hebrew Senior Life, Hospice Care. He is responsible for guiding the Jewish cultural and religious core of this new hospice organization. He provides spiritual and bereavement counseling as well as education in the Jewish community to better understand end-of life He is Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland.

Rena Boroditsky

Rena Boroditsky is Executive Director of the non-profit Jewish funeral home and Chevra Kadisha ( Burial Society) in Winnipeg, Canada.  For fifteen years she has been a student and teacher of end of life Jewish rituals.  She is also a founding team member of Limmud Winnipeg.

Hal Miller-Jacobs

Hal Miller-Jacobs is a founder of the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston and a teacher, storyteller and Bibliodrama practioner.  He is a graduate of the Davvening Leadership Training Institute at Elat Chayyim and a winner at several MassMouth StorySlams.

Sunday December 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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