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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

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# Sessions
Date & time

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

Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

Edna StewartEdna 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.”