The Exciting Complexity of Life, Death, and In-Between: Medical Ethics and Jewish Law A Three-Session Adult Learning Series with Rabbi Douglas Kohn
November 15, 29 and December 6
Bring Your Own Dinner
Dessert & Beverages Provided
What is life, itself, when does it begin, and what are our ethical obligations to life and our bodies? When is death, itself, can we hasten it or forfend against it? These questions, and more, have spurred Jewish thinking and legal decision-making from the time of the early rabbinic sages to the present, and still warrant profound consideration.
Rabbi Kohn has addressed these issues for a decade in sessions and seminars around the country and around the world, stemming in part from his own episode with cancer, and from writing/editing two volumes, Life, Faith and Cancer and Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation and Moving On.
Send a Tribute Card to recognize an event of someone who is important to you! The Sisterhood will send your wishes – on marriage, birth, b’nai mitzvah, bereavement, get well, and more – for $3.50 per card.
Contact Audrey Stempel to order a Tribute Card.
Foster friendships! Participate! Help the Temple!
Doesn’t a “Souper” Havdalah sound like fun? Join us in planning this new event. Another volunteer opportunity that is in the works is a Family Weekend at UCLA Lake Arrowhead facility or similar site. We are looking at a possible date in the Spring.
Next planning meeting: Monday, November 12
If you are interested in participating in these or other TBE events, please join us. Please contact Linda Rubin for more information.
Help TBE’s Caring Community
Caring for one another is our obligation as Jews. By responding to the calls of our fellow TBE members is a way for each of us to reply “Hineini” here I am.
The Caring Committee reaches out to congregants when there has been a death in the family, when a ride is needed for a medical procedure, or a meal after a hospital stay. But Without You, We Are One Volunteer Short!
The Caring Community invites you to help us realize our goal of having every congregant be a member of our Caring Community. The Caring Community is an unusual committee, because to be a “member,” you only need to be a member of TBE. When we are made aware of a congregant in need you will receive an email from a Caring Community chair, asking for your help. Please respond if you can, when we perform a mitzvah for others, we strengthen them, our entire community and ourselves.
To join the committee or for more information, please contact Gail Burch.
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