‘WHEN SERIOUS ILLNESS STRIKES AND DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE’: FREE COMMUNAL SYMPOSIUM AT HEBREW INSTITUTE OF RIVERDALE, NOVEMBER 20
In continuation of its dedicated effort to disseminate practical and educational information to the greater Jewish community, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services 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?” on Saturday night, November 20, from 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway in the Riverdale.
The event, with the participation of the Metropolitan Jewish Health System, in conjunction with the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, is presented under a grant from The Jewish Healing and Hospice Alliance, an initiative of UJA-Federation of New York.
Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services and Special Projects who will serve as moderator, declared, “Illness can strike at any age and we have to understand how to address the myriad of individual and family challenges that are presented.”
The program will consist of a panel discussion featuring the following speakers and topics:
• Rabbi Richard Weiss, MD, of the Young Israel of Hillcrest, who will speak on “Halachic Considerations”;
• Beth Popp, MD, of Maimonides Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who will speak on “Medical Challenges and Concerns”;
• David Cutner, Esq., an Eldercare Attorney in Manhattan, who will speak on “Legal and Financial Aspects,” and
• Rabbi Charles Rudansky, Director of Pastoral Care, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, who will speak on “Family and Support Services.”
To bring this program to your community, contact the OU Department of Community Services at 212.613.8188 or www.oucommunity.org.
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