JFS Co-Sponsors North American Conference

JFS is proud to be a co-sponsor of “Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of COVID North American Conference.” Professionals and the general public are invited to attend the 2021 10-week series of lectures and discussions around this important topic. This conference series begins January 4th, 2021, and runs through May 10th, 2021, online using Zoom at 7:00pm Eastern Time, 4:00pm Pacific Time. These weekly evening lectures are taught by prominent teachers and rabbis. Click for more information or to register.

The Conference addresses many of the emerging challenges of Bikur Cholim, visiting the sick, facing the pandemic. It seeks to provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service. The topics addressed include expanding your spiritual toolbox, being a caring presence with technology, providing for the dying, shiva under the pandemic, new approaches to prayer, dealing with dementia, new forms of loss, and grappling with isolation and loneliness.