Issues of Concern

The NASCK EMES Program and The EMES card address all of these concerns

At the time of an emergency or need, how will anyone know if a medical or end-of-life directive was signed?

Changing laws and varied family structures make it imperative for every Jewish adult to designate a Health-Care Proxy.

The complexity of medical and end-of-life decisions require Halachic direction.

Many states do not accommodate a family’s religious objection to autopsy. However, a declared objection by the decedent will have legal impact.

If someone agreed to burial, how will anyone know?

New laws give a designated agent the primary right to make post-mortem decisions.

Many Jews are choosing cremation (more than 40%) and the trend must be reversed.

Join the Emergency Medical Education

Download a Halachic Living Will so that you can have an Emes Card and have control over your medical end-of-life directive.

EMES Cards & Forms

Articles & Information

The Torah’s view is that every moment of life is of infinite value, whereas the view of many in the medical world is to judge the value of life by its “quality.”

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If you have any matters you would like to discuss with a Rav or professional, feel free to reach out to us and a member of the Chevra Kadisha will be in touch with you.

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