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SPIRIT: “Planning for Your Future – If Not Now, When?”

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September 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


 “Planning for Your Future – If Not Now, When?” 

Some conversations are hard to have but are, nonetheless,  very important.  This presentation will help you ponder your healthcare future and enable you to empower loved ones with information they need to know about your wishes. Then, and only then, will they be able to speak on your behalf if you can no longer speak for yourself.

We are about to celebrate Rosh Hashanah 5784, and IYH it should be a year of good health, happiness, and peace. May we all be sealed in the Book of Life. Yet, the fragility of life encourages us to consider how to do better for ourselves and our families by planning what we can plan. So, let’s take steps to get our house in order by becoming familiar with an easy-to-understand resource called the Five Wishes.

Presented by Toby Weiss, MS, OD

Toby Weiss holds an MS in HRM and OD, and a certificate in Biomedical Ethics. She is AVP of Cultural Diversity at MJHS Hospice and improves equitable access to care while embracing the needs of all who are seriously ill.  She educates on the importance of advanced care planning and earlier access to healthcare resources in alignment with a person’s lived experiences.  With a focus on Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed care Toby has done in-depth work to support the needs of populations with a history of trauma. She was selected to serve on the national CMS Health Equity Expert panel that developed Health Equity measures for Hospice and Homecare Quality Reporting.  Toby established the MJHS “Halachic Pathway” for Orthodox Jewish patients and has become a replicable model for other cultural and faith-based communities. Her team created and rolled out a digital toolkit aimed at caring for Holocaust Survivors at the end of life, which won the AJAS National Jewish Programming award in April 2022.

Click here to register for the Zoom link for online participation and/or to receive the recording following the program



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We have created a new SPIRIT website with archives and upcoming programs! Now you can watch all of the SPIRIT presentations geared toward retirees- on subjects such as history to exercise to mental health, all in one place! 

CLICK HERE to enjoy past programs on-demand at your convenience!   

The information provided by the OU SPIRIT program is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice on any legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/ financial/halachic or other subject matter.  You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information you learn during a SPIRIT program without seeking legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/financial/Rabbinic or other appropriate professional advice.

Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL)
Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT)
Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA)
Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH)
Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA)
Congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, Glendale (WI)
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Aaron, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE)
Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Machane Chodosh, Forest Hills, NY
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA)
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL)
Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN)
East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY)
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach (NY)
Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT)
Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX)
Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA)
Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ)
Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)
Young Israel of Fort Lee (NJ)
Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY)
Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)
Young Israel of Plainview (NY)
Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)
Young Israel of Southfield (MI)
Young Israel of Stamford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hempstead (NY)



September 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm