Selichot – Ethical Will Writing Workshop – 9/21

Selichot Ethical Will Writing Workshop

Saturday, September 21 at 8:15pm

An ethical will, or in Hebrew, a tz’a-va’ah is “a way to share your values, blessings, life’s lessons, hopes and dreams for the future, love, and forgiveness with your family, friends, and community. 

An ethical will is not a legal document; it does not distribute your material wealth. It is a heartfelt expression of what truly matters most in your life.

Please join Jeffrey and Susan Englander and Rabbi Alpert for a chance to learn more about ethical wills and to begin crafting your own. Feel free to bring a laptop or tablet if you are most comfortable typing, a journal if you are most comfortable writing, or a smartphone if you would prefer to video your ethical will.  We will provide paper and pens, as well as snacks throughout the evening.

As preparation for the evening consider these statements:

A.  My beliefs and opinions

  1. What I did to act on my values
  2. Things I have learned from important people
  3. Things I have learned from experience
  4. Things I am grateful for

B.  Important events in your life
C.  Regrets – are there things you can do to rectify these?
D.  Hopes for the future

Evening Schedule

· 8:00  Havdalah

· 8:15  Ethical Will Writing Workshop

· 9:45 Selichot Service

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