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The Conversation Project

"The Talk" Continues...

Talking about death is hard. And it matters. Temple wants to help get those conversations started before a medical emergency occurs. Make plans to participate in The Conversation Project, an important series about sharing your hopes, dreams and wants with those you love.  For more information about these upcoming workshops, please contact Meredith Pryzant at or 214-706-0000 ext. 122.


Let's Talk Turkey

This session of the conversation project encourages intergenerational conversations during the holiday season of gathering. 


It's Never Too Soon--Until It's Too Late

This hands on workshop addressed how The Conversation Project affects high school seniors and young adults.

Scenarios included:

How do I talk to my parents about what I would want if something happened to me, or start the conversation about what they want?

What documents does my out-of-state college student or young adult child need so that I can help if he or she needs medical care?


Preparing an Ethical Will with Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Brown guides us through the process of preparing an ethical will. 


Book Talk: "Being Mortal" by Dr. Atul Gawande

Rabbi David Stern and Temple member Dr. Robert Fine discuss the bestselling book, Being Mortal, by Dr. Atul Gawande that explains how medicine plays a part in improving life as well as the end of life. 


Have You Had "The Talk"?

How do you want to live at the end of your life? The answer to this question is something everyone should discuss with loved ones but few actually do. Dr. Robert Fine, M.D., Temple member and director of palliative care at Baylor Scott & White, discusses how to have "the talk" and why it's important. 

The Jewish Dimension

A distinguished panel of experts discussed how to include a Jewish perspective in end-of-life conversations. The panel included:

  • Dr. Bob Fine, Director of Palliative Care at Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Harriet Cohen, Ph.D., Jewish Family Service
  • Rabbi Michael Cohen, Dallas VA Medical Center
  • Katherine Krause, VNA Texas