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Parashat Vayechi and End of Life Planning


Once again, as we conclude the Book of Genesis with Parashat Vayechi, Adath Israel is proud to participate in the effort of The National Association for Chevra Kadisha to educate people about end-of-life issues. This year, their focus is “Living each day with the reality of your eternity.” What does that mean? You can read more on their website

In this week’s parasha, we read about how Jacob, on his deathbed, prepares his family for life after his passing. It is therefore appropriate to give some thought to how we can prepare our families for that eventuality as well. I encourage you to read this article by my colleague, Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, on end-of-life planning.