17 2022

The Heart Knows Its Own Bitterness

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Zoom Meeting (please register for details)


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“The Heart Knows Its Own Bitterness” (Proverbs 14:10)

How do we bring the wisdom of the Jewish tradition into our 21st-century decisions about end-of-life care?

Instructor: Rabbi SaraLeya Schley
Mondays on January 17, 24, & 31 from 7:00-8:30 pm

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In this three-part class, we will explore how the wisdom of the Rabbis informs our end-of-life decisions. We will use the lens of secular legislation that permits Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) as the basis for our study together, addressing questions such as the psycho-spiritual states of illness and dying, the value of human life, and autonomy in medical decision making.

Rabbi SaraLeya Schley, a member of the Northern Nevada Jewish community, was ordained in 2005 by the ALEPH Ordination Program of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She authored a 2020 responsum about Medical Assistance in Dying that was published by the Integral Halachah Institute of the Jewish Renewal movement.

This class is co-sponsored by Temple Sinai and Temple Emanu-El, both of Reno, NV, and is also offered to readers of the Jewish Nevada newsletter.

Suggested donation (to either Sinai, Emanu-El, or Jewish Nevada): $18-$36 per class.

Sponsor: Temple Sinai (Reno Nevada), Temple Emanu-El (Reno, Nevada)