Finding Holiness at the End of Life

March 16, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Rabbi Amy Bolton to speak on Hospice Care and the Potential for Kedusha at Life’s End

When healing of the body is no longer possible, what is the refuat hanefesh—healing of the spirit—that we can strive for? How can hospice care facilitate this journey? How can we help guide others, and ourselves, along this path? Drawing on her experiences as a longtime hospice chaplain, Rabbi Amy Bolton will explore three key elements of refuat hanefesh: prayer through the Psalms, considering the afterlife, and nurturing one’s personal relationship with God. Zayin Adar, observed on the yahrzeit of Moses, is the occasion for the congregation to join in commemorating and learning about the work of the Hevra Kadisha. The event is sponsored by Phyllis and Gerry Solomon in memory of their parents. There is no charge for the dinner and all are welcome. Donations to the Hevra Kadisha of Or Zarua are gratefully accepted. Please contact the office (212-452-2310 or dwenger@orzarua.org) by Monday, March 11 to make reservations.