7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays
June 9, 16 & 23, 2016

The Care Committee will present a three-part series on how to prepare for the end of life, and how to care for loved ones after death. Multiple generations are encouraged to attend together.

June 9
Jewish traditions around death and dying: Rabbi Joshua Samuels will discuss traditional and contemporary burial and mourning practices and his role as a support to families around the time of dying and death.

Our cemetery: Janis Ban will discuss the details of choosing a cemetery plot, and what to expect at the funeral home.

June 16
Advanced medical interventions: the realities of life-sustaining measures in the ICU. RNs will discuss CPR, mechanical ventilation, artificial nutrition and more, with time for questions and dialogue.

June 23
Advance care planning: A representative from Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement will present the process of developing an Advance Directive/Living Will and naming a Healthcare Power of Attorney.
Is a POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) right for you? The POLST and its applications will be discussed.

The new CBI End of Life Planning brochure and handouts will be available at each session and are also online (see article above).
Questions? Contact Geraldine Reitz, (360) 319-1942 or crmreit@comcast.net

$1,077,404 

We did it! The Million$Match Campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS!

The grand total collected by the Jan. 4, 2016 deadline was $1,077,404, including the auction proceeds.

THANKS a MILLION to all the donors, supporters and volunteer fundraisers who rose to the challenge!

Now that we know we'll be able to continue construction, let's keep up the cash flow to finish out the school and interior furnishings. Want to donate? Click here for more information

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Board Information




The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in the social hall

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Dan Ohms, Vice Presidents Marcia Lippman and Katie Edelstein, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Lynn Korner, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

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06.05.2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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