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The Final Mitzvot (Getting Your House In Order)

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

This session will de-mystify Advance Planning, Ethical Wills, and Ethical Dilemmas: extending life, organ donation, genetic testing, abortion, autopsy, stem-cell usage.

This is part of a six-part series called Walking in the Valley of the Shadow, a project of The Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and Lehrhaus Judaica

View the complete chart of programs.

Schedule

# Sessions
1
Date & time

Tuesday, February 21
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuition
$10
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 21 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Tue B'nai Tikvah Edna Stewart

Location

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

25 Hillcroft Way

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

925-933-5397

Instructors

Edna Stewart

Edna StewartEdna Stewart is a member of the Gamliel Institute and has taught two classes over the past year. She is also the coordinator of the multi-part Taste of Gamliel webinars. This year’s offering is: The World to Come: Do You Have Your Ticket?”

Edna is a Registered Nurse with 46 years of experience working in settings such as intensive care, pediatric oncology, nursing management and education, and senior housing and wellness. She has been an educator over 30 years both professionally and as a volunteer. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Public Health Administration, with a focus on program and policy development.

Much of her current volunteer work, in addition to regular Chevra Kadisha activities, centers on education about Jewish practices around death and burial. A member of Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA she is the former chair of the adult education committee and current co-chair of the Chevra Kadisha, Edna holds popular “Death Cafes,” and a series of classes called “The Elephant in the Room.”

Working with two distinguished educators, Edna was awarded a grant from the Jewish Federation of the East Bay to develop a plan for community education on Jewish end of life practices. The result of this planning activity is a six-part community education project entitled “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow: An Illuminated Conversation about Jewish End of Life Practice.”