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The Final Mitzvot (Getting Your House In Order)
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
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Tuesday, February 21
7:30 - 9:00 pm
|Feb 21||7:30 PM–9:00 PM||Tue||B'nai Tikvah||Edna Stewart|
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Edna Stewart is a member of the Gamliel Institute and the coordinator of the multi-part Taste of Gamliel webinars. 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.”