Kabbalat Shabbat at WES
Please join us at 6:30pm
Service will be conducted by a guest Rabbi and our Hazzan Ayelet Porzecanski.
Rabbi Margolius spoke on Shabbat morning, January 7, on “What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life,” a program in which WES is participating to promote facilitated, Jewish values-based conversations about wishes for the end of life.
"What Matters" (whatmattersny.org) is based at the JCC, funded by Plaza Memorial Chapel, and has engaged with several synagogues and communal organizations in New York City over the past 18 months. It is based on an evidence-based Advance Care Planning program that was developed at Gundersen Health Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in order to fill the gap between the legal documentation of advance directives, such as power of attorney for health care, and the emotional and spiritual reality of what it means to make decisions for a loved on.
Rabbi Margolius's talk was the first in a series of WES programs including film discussion group, panel discussion, a book group discussion, and a panel featuring a physician, an attorney, rabbi, and an ethicist.