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How do you speak to a loved one who is nearing death? What do you say when a terminally ill patient or family member asks “Why?”  How do you plan for your own version of “A Good End?” Rabbis, chaplains, a bereavement counselor, a social worker, and a teenager share their stories and they lessons they’ve learned.

Produced and Edited by Lisa M. Gray

Produced by Jon Kalish

Additional Production by Kevin Huffman and Ang Santos

Music by Brett Higgins’ Atlas Revolt and Midwood. Courtesy of Chant Records

Rabbi Richard Address, Founder and Director of Jewish Sacred Aging.Charla Burton, Creative Arts Therapy Clinical Training Program Coordinator, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care

Julie Lerner, Psychologist/Bereavement Coordinator at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, Jacob Perlow Hospice.

Rabbi Ronit Tsadok, Associate Rabbi/Director of Community Learning, ikar

Rabbi Jason Weiner, Senior Rabbi and Director of the Spiritual Care Department, Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH, is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America.

Sasha ZitterLois Perelson Gross, Instructor & Facilitator, What Matters: Caring Conversations About the End of Life

Additional Information and Resources:

Why Jews Need to Talk About Death, Myjewishlearning.com

The Surprising Connection Between Childbirth & Death, Kveller.com

End of Life Care in the Bible: What We Can Learn from Jacob, Moses & Sarah’s Final Moments, Myjewishlearning.com

Jewish Sacred Aging

What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life

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