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True or False: Nothing is Certain Except Death and Taxes
Fri, Nov 12 • 8:00 PM
The certainty of taxes is subject to interpretation. Just ask the experts advising people about tax planning. But death? What are the running of the bulls, base jumping, and cryonics, if not attempts to deny and defy the certitude of death? Can we do death planning, just as we do tax planning?
Brian D. Carpenter, professor of psychology and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, teaches a popular undergraduate course about understanding the end of life. His online lecture at One Day University, “One Last Chapter: Changing Conceptions of the End of Life,” is a scholarly, frequently lighthearted and entertaining overview of the evolution of dying and death in the United States. He closes with a more practical discussion about the importance of planning for end of life. Read more about One Last Chapter: Changing Conceptions of the End of Life by Brian D. Carpenter.
Following the Shabbat Service on Friday, November 12, the What Matters team and Rabbi Karol, will host a Zoom session to discuss what we can learn and apply from Dr. Carpenter’s lecture, and what Judaism has to say about this topic. Upon registration, you will receive information about how to watch the lecture (as well as another lecture by Dr. Carpenter on One Day University) at your convenience. Our discussion will start at 8:00 PM, allowing time for you to have dinner after services.
We invite you to join the growing number of people of all ages who believe that it is not morbid or taboo to speak openly about death.
CRS x One Day University x What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life Care