JFS: Yom I'yyun "We Need to Talk"

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:30am

Jewish Family Services Annual Yom I'yyun
A Day of Deep and Meaningful Conversation 

“We Need to Talk”
Sunday, December 10, 2017 
from 9:30 AM—1:00 PM

How many of us need or want to start a conversation with our loved ones about the end stages of life, but find it so difficult to even know how and where to begin? Join us as we discuss this important yet difficult topic.

Speakers and panelists will include: 

Mark Sandock,M.D., Internal Medicine, whose resume includes 45 years+ of practicing internal medicine.  His numerous experiences have included:  Private Practice; an employee of the Saint Joseph Physician Network expanding the internal medicine program to five internists;  working as the first physician consultant to the administration of Elkhart General Hospital; and establishing the prestigious Sister Maura Brannick Health Center where he was the first volunteer medical director for five years.  Dr. Sandock was awarded a "Point of Light Award" from President Bush in 1981 on behalf of his work in the clinic.  He is the current Chair of the Honoring Choice Indiana-North Central Coalition on life wishes.

Susan Sandock, LCSW has master degrees in both Guidance Counseling and Clinical Social Work.  Her numerous experiences have included working for the Family and Children's Campus in South Bend; at Madison Center as both a Children's Case manager and as a therapist in the Sex Offense Services Unit.  Susan is currently,  a practicing clinician at River Bend Cancer Services where she counsels individuals and families who are struggling with a cancer diagnoses and consequent treatment options.

Panelists Dr. Mark Sandock, Ms. Barbara Wind and Mr. Rowan Kelley all have gone through the journey of helping a loved one at the end stages of life. 

Rabbi Michael Friedland of Sinai Synagogue and   Rabbi Fred Nebel of Midwest Torah Center will explain what our Jewish texts teach us about the end stages of life.

As always, a light breakfast and lunch will be served along with follow-up teachings from congregational rabbis on what Judaism can teach us about this topic.

We request an RSVP to this event.  Please call 574-233-1164, email info@thejewishfed.org, or click here to register online.

Lizzie Fagen Lfagen@thejewishfed.org or by phone 574.233.1164 x 104

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