Date(s) - 04/06/2017
1:30 am - 3:00 am
The JCC in Manhattan
NYTime’s bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, is an intimate and stirring look at how Dr Paul Kalanithi, a 36-year-old neurosurgeon, deals with his stage IV lung cancer diagnosis. This powerful book has impacted millions of readers who, through Dr Kalanithi’s insightful writing, follow the journey of this doctor-turned-patient as he evaluates what it means to live. Join us as his widow, and author of the book’s beautiful epilogue, Dr Lucy Kalanithi shares Paul’s story and the journey her life has taken since its publication. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi will be interviewed by Rabbi Mychal Springer, Director, Center for Pastoral Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary.
This event is sponsored by What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life
What Matters aims to engage New Yorkers in compassionate, value-driven conversations about advance care planning so that they may live with the comfort of knowing their choices will be honored by loved ones and healthcare professionals. What Matters is a collaboration between JCC Manhattan, The New Jewish Home, and the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. This work is made possible through generous grants from Plaza Jewish Community Chapel and UJA Federation of New York.