CHAI: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute

Date: Nov 28, 2016

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

Six-Part Lecture Series With JTS Scholars

Chai: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute is a a multi-synagogue adult education institute held at the Dix Hills Jewish Center in cooperation with the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS.

Six Mondays: October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5
8:30 p.m.
Dix Hills Jewish Center

November 28 Lecture

“What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life,” with Rabbi Mychal Springer, Director of the Center for Pastoral Education and the Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Chair in Professional and Pastoral Skills

What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life is a new advance care planning initiative to enable individuals in the Jewish community to think about, plan for, and take steps to ensure that when the time comes, their end-of-life wishes will be respected and honored. Rabbi Springer will lead a conversation around some of the core ideas in this program and discuss some of the Jewish values we can engage with as part of this important process.

The JTS lecture will be preceded by a class with a local clergy member.  


$36 per person for the six weeks of courses and lectures.


Please contact Gail Jospa at for additional information and to learn how to register.

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Session Dates and Speakers

October 31 with Dr. David Kraemer, November 7 with Dr. David Fishman, November 14 with Dr. Robert Harris, November 21 with Dr. Walter Herzberg, November 28 with Rabbi Mychal Springer and December 5 with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund.