Planning for Peace of Mind: Feel Empowered with Advance Directives
From hospice care to spiritual preparation for death, there is so much to think about when it comes to preparing for the end as it draws near. Learn how to ensure that all your end-of-life wishes are met, both legally and spiritually. Cedars-Sinai’s Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner and Rabbi Sherre Hirsch will take you through the necessary steps to make certain that your end-of-life care is exactly how you want it.
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.
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Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, BCC, serves as Senior Rabbi and Executive Director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Sinai, overseeing spiritual care across the health system. He’s also the Rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood and formerly Assistant Rabbi at Young Israel of Century City. Holding two rabbinic ordinations, a Doctorate in clinical bioethics, a master’s in bioethics and health policy, and a master’s in Jewish history, he’s a board-certified chaplain with extensive clinical pastoral education. Rabbi Weiner’s Bioethics Committee role at Cedars-Sinai, presidency of the SoCal Board of Rabbis, and Rabbinic Leadership Awards showcase his leadership. In 2023, he selflessly donated a kidney. An esteemed author of three books, he’s a sought-after scholar-in-residence, teaching Jewish medical ethics across the nation.
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.