OU and Partners to Present When Serious Illness Strikes, At Congregation Ohab Zedek, Feb 20
AT CONGREGATION OHAB ZEDEK, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Congregation Ohab Zedek
118 West 95TH Street
New York, NY 10025
Tuesday, February 20, 8:30 p.m.
In recognition that when serious illness strikes in an Orthodox family a whole range of difficult decisions -- medical, legal and financial -- have to be made in accordance with Jewish law, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, The Jewish Healing and Hospice Alliance, and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a free communal symposium, When Serious Illness Strikes and Decisions Have to Be Made: Who Decides – the Patient, the Physician, the Rabbi, the Family? A Practical Guide for Orthodox Families.
The conference will be held Tuesday evening, February 20, from 8:30-10:00 p.m. at Congregation Ohab Zedek, 118 West 95th Street.
“The evening will prepare individuals to make appropriate and informed decisions when there's very little time. The presenters are experts in their fields and will guide today's families to make better choices” declared Frank Buchweitz, OU Director of Community Services.
The program will consist of a panel discussion featuring the following speakers and topics:
•Halachic Considerations, with Rabbi Tzvi Flaum of Kneseth Israel of Far Rockaway; Professor of Judaic Studies, Touro College; Mashgiach Ruchani, Lander College for Women
•Legal and Financial Aspects, with Eytan Kobre, Esq., eldercare attorney
•Medical Challenges and Concerns, with Beth Popp, MD, Associate Program Director of Hematology/Oncology, Maimonides Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
•Family Support Services, with Rabbi Jay Yaakov Schwartz, MSW, Rabbinic Liaison to Yedid Nefesh, a program of Metropolitan Jewish Health System and supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.
For more information, contact Frank Buchweitz, OU Director of Community Services, at 212-613-8188, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ou.org or call Toby Weiss at 718-759-4342, or email@example.com.