Save the date!

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM EST, we are pleased to host a zoom training session on Ematai’s new halachic advance healthcare directives:

with Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, senior rabbi at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody, senior consultant for Ematai.


Link to join this important Zoom Meeting:


This new user-friendly document (link here) called “Netivot,” which has been reviewed by Rabbi Hershel Schachter shlit”a and Rabbi Mordechai Willig shlit”a, contains two parts:  1) A healthcare proxy & directive, in which a person appoints their proxy and rav and declares that they want their decisions to be done in accordance with Jewish law.  This is a legally binding document in all 50 states and Ontario, and will soon also be available in Quebec, the UK, and Australia.

2) A conversation guide for people to express their general preferences regarding end-of-life care decision making.

This is a non-legal document which is halachically-sensitive and meant to generate healthy conversations within families.

Rabbi Weiner will explain the new features of these documents and offer a pastoral guide on how to help people effectively utilize these forms, particularly in the hospital setting.

This event is co-sponsored by the Orthodox Healthcare Chaplains Listserv, the RCA Healthcare Chaplains Commission,  the Igud Healthcare Chaplaincy Commission, and Ematai.