Our CRS initiative, What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life, focuses on the importance of advance care planning and notably as it is applied in the Jewish community. The COVID-19 health crisis has brought major changes to our lives, but the situation also gives us the opportunity to start meaningful conversations with our loved ones and other important people in our lives about what matters most to each of us.
On Sunday, May 17, the What Matters Committee held its first town hall, Getting Your House in Order During COVID-19. The panelists included Rabbi Robert Levine who talked with: Stephanie Garry, Chief Administrative Officer, Plaza Community Chapel and CRS congregant; Dr. Nathan Goldstein, Site-Chair, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Mount Sinai Downtown; and Barbara Keller, Elder Law Attorney and member of our What Matters team. They discussed the spiritual, practical, and legal dimensions of preparing for the death of a loved one during the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch the recording below:
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This is a one-hour Zoom session run by What Matters Facilitators. We will go through the necessary steps of selecting a health care agent, filling out a health care proxy, having the conversations to specify and share your wishes about your health care and end-of-life decisions with your agent, loved ones, doctors, lawyers, and those who should have this information.
This is an opportunity to follow up with a What Matters Facilitator in a one-on-one session. To set up a time, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org