More than 600 communities across North America took part in the sixth annual TEAM Shabbos, an event that takes place every Parashas Vayechi. The focus of TEAM Shabbos, a project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), is two-fold: to open the conversation on end-of-life matters, and to empower people to take the steps that ensure Torah guides every moment of their lives, especially their last ones.
Many people find it difficult to discuss end-of-life issues, but this year, more than ever, it is imperative that we address them. TEAM Shabbos provides the venue for a comfortable discussion about these uncomfortable topics.
In order to bring its message to every community despite the challenges of Covid, this year TEAM Shabbos expanded its programming to include a webinar series on many end-of-life topics, led by some of the most prominent speakers in the Jewish world.
Response to the webinars has been enthusiastic, with hundreds of viewers requesting access to webinars they missed. In response to this demand, all TEAM Shabbos videos will be available on-demand during a webinar marathon that starts this coming Motzaei Shabbos, January 16, through Sunday, January 24.
Webinar presenters include: Rabbi Chaim Aryeh Zev Ginsberg, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, Ms. Sara Adelson, Mr. Yoel Yitzchok Bodek, Dr. Christopher Comfort, Rabbi Doron Kornbluth, Rabbi Yaakov Lyons, Rabbi Akiva Males, Mrs. Robin Meyerson, Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, and Rabbi Elchonon Zohn.
Topics include: the Value of Every Moment of Life, the Necessity of Life Insurance, the Cremation Crisis and the Frum Community, Caring for Elderly Parents, Jewish After-Life Traditions and the Soul, Sanctity of Life and Hospice, Halachic Living Wills, and End-of-Life Decision Making, among others.
NASCK encourages everyone to view and share these informative and timely webinars on-demand between Motzaei Shabbos, January 16 and Sunday, January 24. The entire series is free to watch with registration. To view all webinar topics and register, visit TeamShabbos.org/webinars.
Although Parashas Vayechi has already passed, individuals and rabbanim are still encouraged to register their shul at TeamShabbos.org in order to gain access to all materials, including future webinars.