Adult Learning and Engagement
Soon to be/Empty Nesters
Re-engage in Temple Emanuel! A new group is forming at Temple Emanuel for soon to be empty-nesters and newly empty nesters to create a social and spiritual community. This group will participate in Shabbat dinners, social justice opportunities, travel, and social events. Elizabeth and Ron Bendalin, Eric and Kelley Goodman, Deb and Wayne Mastin, and Rikki and Alon Mor are leading this new group. We look forward to having you join us. Our first event is November 5th - we will go to Jewish Family Service at 9:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at New York Deli News. Our next event is a Hanukkah Party hosted by Elizabeth and Ron Bendalin on Sunday, December 17th at 6:00 pm. Join us as we light the Hanukkah lights and enjoy a catered dinner. For more information, please contact Sarah Brown at email@example.com or 303-388-4013 ext. 305
Temple Emanuel will create innovative opportunities to engage, inspire and challenge our community. With a focus on building meaningful relationships amongst our adult population we will explore: Jewish education and literacy, Tikkun Olam, Jewish identity, and joyful celebration. We recognize this exciting time to invest in your personal connection to your Judaism and the Temple Emanuel community. We look forward to partnering with you.
Additional Resources for Learning
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FRONTLINE Being Mortal: follow renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.
What Does It Mean To Do "Everything": Medical Science has made many advances over the past 150 years with the elimination of epidemics and cures for many diseases. The hope and hype generated by this progress has raised expectations amongst medical professionals and the public. Unfortunately, progress follows the law of diminishing returns. All diseases and death cannot be eliminated. Yet the medical system, the medical corporations and drug companies focus on what often is false hope. As a result, doctors emphasize treatment over comfort. Prolongation of life over quality of life. A patient or as a person, you should be fully informed about what a doctor offers. Ask questions and make decisions that are good for you.