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Writing Your Ethical Will
An ethical will is not a legal document and does not distribute material goods. It is a means by which you can share your values, blessings, hopes and dreams for the future of your loved ones.
Ethical wills are not new. References to this tradition are found in Torah (Genesis 18:19) and in other cultures. Ethical wills are written by people of all ages who want to know that their most important thoughts and feelings will be known to their loved ones and succeeding generations. They are usually shared with family while the writer is still alive.
This class is an opportunity to organize your thoughts on topics that mean most to you, such as honesty, kindness, forgiveness, and the life lessons you have learned.
Our teacher is Rabbi Steve Chester, a parent and grandparent himself.
Thursdays, February 20 - March 6
7:30 - 9:00 pm
|Feb 20||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Thu||Temple Sinai||Rabbi Steven Chester|
|Feb 27||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Thu||Temple Sinai||Rabbi Steven Chester|
|Mar 06||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Thu||Temple Sinai||Rabbi Steven Chester|
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Rabbi Steven Chester is a Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai in Oakland. He received a B.A. in History from UCLA, a B.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, a M.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and an honorary doctorate from HUC in 1996.