OU Presents When Serious Illness Strikes in Hillcrest, November 4
Young Israel of Hillcrest
169-07 Jewel Avenue
Saturday, November 4, 2006
8:00 – 10:00 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 and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a 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. This program is presented as a community service and admission is complimentary.
The conference will be held Saturday evening, November 4, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Avenue in Queens.
“Illness can strike at any age and we have to understand how to address the myriad of individual and family challenges that are presented,” declared Frank Buchweitz, OU National 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 Congregation 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; and,
•Family Support Services, with Rabbi Jay Yaakov Schwartz, MSW, Rabbinic Liaison to Yedid Nefesh, a program of the Metropolitan Jewish Health System and supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.
For more information, contact Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services at 212-613-8188 or email@example.com, or Toby Weiss at 718-759-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.