Planning for Peace of Mind: Embracing End-of-Life Conversations
Foster understanding, connection, and peace amidst uncomfortable discussions about death with Death Over Dinner founder Michael Hebb.
Explore the intricacies of discussing death with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch and end-of-life expert Michael Hebb. During this insightful conversation we will explore effective communication, including initiating conversations and expressing wishes. We will also discuss our responsibility as Jews to have these conversations in advanced to ensure that we are well prepared to care for our loved ones as they near the end of their lives. Join us for this virtual event, which aims to foster empathy and compassion around a challenging topic.
About Planning for Peace of Mind:
Nearly 70% of all funeral arrangements are made by widowed spouses or children at the height of emotional stress and grief after their loss. In this 3-part series, we are joined by Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Michael Hebb, and Rabbi Jason Weiner for spiritual and practical conversations moderated by Rabbi Sherre Hirsch. We invite you to join in any or even in all of these talks, as we use Jewish wisdom, practice, and comfort to walk you through this inevitable aspect of life.
This event is generously sponsored by Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. By registering for this event, you agree to have your name and email address shared with Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary. If you would like to opt out of sharing your email with Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, you can do so here. https://aju.formstack.com/forms/hillside_opt_out_2023
Michael Hebb is the Founder of Life Over Dinner, a non-profit creative agency focused on cultural transformation through food-centered gatherings. He’s a Board Advisor at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and edited the COVID Paper. Formerly a Partner at RoundGlass and Senior Advisor to various organizations, he’s authored Let’s Talk About Death published globally. Co-founder of City Repair and Communitecture, he won the AIA People’s Choice Award. He also co-founded Family Supper, igniting the pop-up restaurant trend, and acclaimed restaurants clarklewis and Gotham Bldg Tavern. Hebb initiated The City Arts Festival, Night School, and www.seder.today, while also being a Creative Director at the Cloud Room and a Teaching Fellow at UW’s Graduate School of Communication. His writings span USA TODAY to GQ, and he’s a sought-after speaker at conferences and universities, including TEDMED.
Rabbi Sherre Hirsch has made headlines as the first female rabbi at Sinai Temple, the largest Conservative congregation on the west coast. She served as Senior Rabbinic Scholar at Hillel International, where she created and developed Hillelwell, an initiative for Hillels worldwide to become the recognized address for preventative mental health. A thought leader and author on spirituality and religion, Rabbi Hirsch has appeared on The Today Show, ABC News, Extra, and PBS, among other outlets, and has been a contributor to Time.com, Oprah Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Hollywood Journal, and more.