Conversation Sabbath

Friday, November 18


Birth is a beginning and death a destination.
Have you had The Conversation?

Who will make decisions about your end‐of‐life care? Is it going to be a doctor you’ve never met? An EMT or an ICU nurse? Or will it be you, deciding for yourself, with the people you love?

90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important
But 27% have actually done so

80% say that if seriously ill they would want to talk with their doctor about end-of-life care
But 7% report having had an end-of-life discussion with their doctor

Mount Zion is participating in “Conversation Sabbath” on Shabbat, November 18th to help everyone in our community have The Conversation with family, friends, doctors, and clergy about how we want to live at the end of our life. Read Rabbi Adler’s Yom Kippur sermon about The Conversation.

Friday, November 18:

5:45 pm    Food before the Thought

6:15 pm     Food for Thought: Dr. Howard Epstein will lead a practical workshop on “How to talk with your doctor about end-of-life care.” Dr. Epstein, a member of Mount Zion, has 15 years’ experience as a Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician and is now Chief Medical Officer of PreferredOne Administrative Services.

7:30 pm    Shabbat Services including Rabbi Spilker’s sermon on “We say: ‘Choose life’, why do we need The Conversation now?”

We are proud to be a part of this unifying celebration that honors life even as it acknowledges the reality of our ­mortality. The Conversation Project is a nonprofit organization, which works to ensure that everyone’swishes for end‐of‐life care are expressed and respected. For more information, visit and follow live ­conversations about Conversation Sabbath online on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using hashtag #ConvoSabbath.

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