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Fall 2023 - Ending Life Well

Issue Highlights:

A Doctor Talks About Dying – Dr. Adam Skrzynski  shares what he has learned from treating patients at the end of their lives.

Gradually and Suddenly – Marla Davis Henry described how facilitating a monthly support group for caregivers of loved ones who lived in a memory care unit changed dramatically with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Escalating Bliss and a Choiceful Death – Rabbi Miriam Jerris shares a personal story of her aunt’s choice to die with dignity through Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) in Canada, and how it brought her family closer together as they processed and shared their grief.

Explaining Mourning Customs Humanistically – Rabbis Jeffrey Falick and Adam Chalom explain how two Jewish mourning customs can be adapted for Humanistic Jews.


Sheila Malcolm, in an interview with Arlene Gerwin, explores how the Humanistic Jewish view of death and dying provided a spiritual home for Arlene at Beth Ami, Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, after her husband died.

Rabbi Miriam Jerris reports on how CHJ, Metro Detroit honors those who choose cremation.

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