Conversation Shabbat Service, November 18th


Join us on November 18th at 8 p.m for a very special Shabbat Service

Temple Judea will host Steven Walerstein, M.D., the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Northwell Health, at our Friday, November 18th Shabbat service. Dr. Walerstein will be speaking as a representative of The CHAT (Conversations: Health and Treatments) Project – a joint initiative between Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ) and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law of Hofstra University. CHAT was designed to help family members communicate better with each other and their clinicians about advanced care planning and end-of-life decision-making so that they may have greater peace at difficult times. Dr. Walerstein will explain how these are issues that people need to address with their loved ones but often avoid.

This Conversation Sabbath campaign associated with this project recognizes how receiving this message with the support of clergy helps congregants break the ice to start these important conversations. Rabbi Todd Chizner will first discuss the Jewish perspective regarding advanced care planning which will be followed by Dr. Walerstein, who will discuss the issue from professional and personal vantage points before addressing questions.

The community is invited to join us for what is sure to be an informative and thought-provoking evening. For more information call (516) 621-8049 or email

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