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    How to Talk to Loved Ones About Your End-of-Life Wishes

    Conversations about end-of-life decisions are delicate, personal and unique — and rarely if ever, begun and completed in one sitting. One thing is certain, given the mobility of our society, the advances in medical technology and the continuing cultural denial of death: The need for these conversations has never been more profound.
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    Why Jews Should Talk About Death

    Conversations about end-of-life wishes are easy to procrastinate. But you shouldn’t. It’s not easy to face our own mortality, and perhaps even harder to imagine losing our loved ones. Which is why many of us just avoid the issue.
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    Writing an Ethical Will: How to Get Started

    Writing an ethical will can feel like an overwhelming process. How does one begin to summarize a lifetime of lessons and beliefs? Where should the focus of the message be? Read Exercises and tips for creating this document to share with your loved ones.
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    Jewish Ethical Wills (Tzava’ot)

    A rich tradition, these free-form documents can provide comfort to the dying and their loved ones. For centuries, Jewish parents have passed down wisdom and values to their children by crafting end-of-life documents called tzava'ot or "ethical wills."
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    Judaism, Hospice & Palliative Care: Questions & Answers

    What you should know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life are.
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    Must-know words and phrases related to end-of-life care

    Navigating any stressful and significant situation requires effective communication and clear understanding. All the more so when that scenario involves life-and-death decisions and the stress, guilt, grief and unfamiliar surroundings that often entails.
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    End of Life Care in the Bible

    The Torah is called Etz Chayim, a tree of life, because it provides values, ethics and laws by which Jews are commanded to live. But how we die is also part of how we live. And so when we face death, our biblical ancestors can serve as models for how we approach the end of [...]
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    Jewish Perspectives on End of Life Care

    Decisions concerning medical care in the final stages of life present a range of Jewish ethical and legal conundrums. They are often messy and complicated, and they have vexed ethicists, medical professionals and religious leaders alike.
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    Sephardic Home For The Aged Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Dementia Care Grant To MJHS Health System

    Funds will be used to create a specialized 80-bed wing with customized programs and services for Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care residents with dementia.

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    Isabella Geriatric Center joins MJHS Health System as an affiliated agency

    “In today’s health care environment, it has become essential for not-for-profit organizations to form strong relationships,” said Arthur Goshin, MD, chair of the MJHS Health System board of directors. “With this affiliation, Isabella receives much needed scale and stability and MJHS Health System will be able to expand its innovative programs and services within upper Manhattan. In the process, both organizations expect to achieve greater efficiencies and opportunities to flourish.”

MJHS is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the region. Our range of health care services include home care, hospice and palliative care for adults and children, two skilled centers for rehabilitation and nursing care: Isabella in northern Manhattan and Menorah Center in Brooklyn, as well as the research-based MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. We also offer health plans for Medicare and dual-eligible individuals.

As a not-for-profit organization, many of our programs and services are made possible, in part, through support to the MJHS Foundation. The generosity of grateful families, private and corporate donors and grants, as well as our own employees, support our specialized services not reimbursed by government programs or private insurance.