Over just the past three months, NASCK has presented at multiple events across the country – aside from NASCK inspired events that communities ran on their own. Below are some of the events that featured NASCK and its staff.
- November: Rabbi Zohn traveled to Chicago for multiple events over the course of a couple of days. He fielded questions from the Rabbonim of the CRC, presented a community-wide “Workshop for Mortals,” and gave a refresher course for the Chevra Kadisha of the CRC and others in the Chicago community.
- December: Rabbi Yaakov Lyons, our Southeast Director, held a community event in North Miami Beach, Florida. Multiple shuls combined for this well attended event to hear Rabbi Lyons explain the importance of the Halachic Medical Directive, tips and advice when choosing an agent, and the technicalities of properly filling out an HMD.
- January 1st: Rabbi Zohn traveled to St. Louis for an inspirational address at the annual Chevra Kadisha Seudah and a community-wide event focused on best practices when preparing for end-of-life. The event was held at Young Israel of St. Louis and was presented by the St. Louis Kollel. It was extremely well attended by the broader St. Louis community. While in St. Louis, Rabbi Zohn spoke to the high school of Missouri Torah Institute (MTI) about the work he does for Kovod Hames and Chesed-Shel- Emes. Not an easy task to keep 50+ high schoolers interested and engrossed for about an hour.
- January 7th: Beth Jacob and Young Israel of Toco Hills held a joint event in Atlanta, with Rabbi Lyons as the keynote speaker. Later the same day, Congregation Ariel of Dunwoody also held a Halachic Medical Directive event with Rabbi Lyons. Over 100 people attended these events, and many more Directives were brought home for spouses and children.
- January 15th: Rabbi Lyons spoke at Aitz Chaim of West Palm Beach to a crowd of 120 people! For many, this was the first time they heard about a Halachic Medical Directive, let alone did something about it. Rabbi Shaya Richmond, Rav of Aitz Chaim told Rabbi Lyons, “This was an excellent program. The presentation was very informative and professional, with a drop of humor. I was very pleased to see so many of my congregants leave with executed forms and an EMES Card.”