JFCS confirms new date for ethical wills workshop

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona will hold a free ethical wills workshop for the Jewish community on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging. Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim will lead the workshop, which was originally scheduled for July.

Writing an ethical will differs from creating a medical directive or living will, or a last will and testament detailing bequests of property.

“Writing an ethical will is a process of life review, celebration and legacy,” says Aaron. It provides an opportunity “to examine our lives, to notice what we hold as precious and meaningful at the core of our beings.” Writing an ethical will allows us pass those values on to future generations.

Light refreshments will be served. A video introduction to ethical wills and a workbook are available at jfcs tucson.org/ethical-will. Participants can register online or call Nanci Levy at Handmaker at 322-3632.

The workshop is funded by JFCS’s Project STAR grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona’s community grants program. Grants to Jewish organizations through the program are made in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.