Community Programs & Events
EMES Card Event (Presentation about Halachic Living Wills)
Who will make medical decisions for you in the case of severe illness and you are unable to make them? Who in your circle is best suited for this task? Do they know what you want, and what Halacha demands? What if there is a disagreement amongst your closest relatives? What laws pertain to making such decisions. What to do with the Halachic Living Will once it is executed?
An Emes card event explains how a Halachic Living Will works, and provides the forms necessary. In addition, cards which attach to one’s ID are provided, making one’s wishes immediately known in the case of an emergency.
K'Vurah K'Halachah - What Else Do I Need To Know?
People are unaware of the ramifications, considerations and Halachos that pertain to the purchase of a burial plot. There are many things to consider and doing so earlier in life, certainly before it becomes a necessity, is wise and responsible.
What are the considerations to balance when making this choice with far-reaching consequence. Why do some people opt for burial in Eretz Yisroel? Are all places in Eretz Yisroel the same?
Perspectives on Bikur Cholim/Nichum Aveilim
The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim and Nichum Aveilim takes sensitivity, understanding, and planning. What may be comforting for one might be insulting or degrading to others. Understanding the focus, purpose, and goals of these two Mitzos is of considerable importance.
Preparing for ElderCare and Estate Planning: The Challenges, The Pitfalls, and the Decisions.
Thinking about and preparing for ones golden years is something that many people shy away from. Coupled with the difficulties of navigating the financial decisions and emotional hardships, arrangement are often pushed off until they cannot be ignored any longer.
A frank informative discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of ElderCare is beneficial not only to those entering their later years, but for their children as well.
Kibud Av v'Em - The Responsibility, The Opportunity
It’s physically and emotionally draining to be a member of the ‘sandwich’ generation. However, it’s a great Zechus to be able to care for those who cared for you. Oftentimes, parents themselves say they don’t want to be a burden on their children. However, when it becomes necessary, the Torah way is for the children to embrace the responsibility. Kibud Av v’Em is one of those Mitzvos we eat the fruits of in this world and indeed the benefits are many.