If Not Now, When? Making End of Life Decisions

If not now when? NOW is the time to learn and to act so that your last wishes will be fulfilled. NOW is the time to decide questions of end-of-life medical care, the disbursement of your wealth and possessions, plans and funeral arrangements, mourning rituals that will bring comfort to your survivors. Few experiences are more agonizing than trying to intuit or guess the wishes of a loved one. Give yourself and your family and friends a gift by deciding NOW.

We have gathered a panel of experts to present, to give you relevant materials and to answer your questions.

Rabbi Judy Shanks will moderate the seminar and describe the Jewish practice of ethical wills, bequeathing our loved ones advice, wisdom and memories to carry to the next generation and the next.

Dr. Mitchell Tarkoff will review health care directives, how they work and how to ensure they are followed in the hospital, by medical personnel and family members.

F. William Dorband will cover the basics of estate planning, the administration of your wishes, the role of trustees and executors, and the proper and consistent content of personal legal documents.

Dawn Kepler will describe the many unique questions that interfaith couples and families face when making end of life plans.

Susan Lefelstein will review Jewish mourning rituals from the traditional perspective and also describe non-traditional choices some families make with regard to death and burial.

The seminar will include a light lunch.

Please RSVP to Nina Jones at Temple Isaiah (925/283-8575 or ninaj@temple-isaiah.org) so we have enough food for everyone and will have enough copies of all materials.

February 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Social Hall at Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

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