Managing End of Life Choices: : A Symposium

autumn-1768354_960_720Sunday, March 4, 9 am to 1 pm,  JCC 3636 Shelbourne St. — This is the second symposium focusing on end of life issues presented through a collaborative effort between various concerned Jewish organizations. This symposium will focus on such as Palliative Care, Hospice, MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) and legal issues relating to End of Life, and bring them into a Jewish perspective and Jewish narrative.

The collaborating agencies are the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island,  the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, Congregation Emanuel, Chabad, Kolot Mayim Reform Temple, the Jewish Burial Society, the Chevrah Kadisha and the Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism.

About the event:

  • What: Managing End of Life Choices: A Symposium
  • When: March 4, 2018 – 9 am to 1 pm (registration opens at 830 am; a kosher lunch catered by Chabad of Victoria will be served at 11:45)
  •  Where: The Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne St. Victoria
  • Cost: Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Registration includes the symposium, an information kit and a kosher lunch catered by Chabad.

As space is limited, we recommend early registration at the Jewish Community Centre in person or by phone and payment is accepted in cash, debit card or credit card.

Along with rabbanim and lay leaders, representatives of other organizations related to Jewish end of life issues will be present to answer questions and discuss issues.

Dr. Richard Kool, Director, Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery