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“Pre-death” dreams and their significance on end of life treatment and care.

Dr. Kerr, an internist with a PHD in neurobiology, and his team at ‘Hospice Buffalo’, are conducting a study to better understand how end of life dreams can contribute to “a good death”.   “Pre-Death dreams” are an ‘end of life experience’ and should not be confused with ‘near-death experiences,’ such as when someone’s heart […].... READ STORY

Movie Monday (February 1st, 2016) ‘Groundhog Day’

For this week’s Movie Monday we feature a movie with the same title as tomorrows, ‘Groundhog Day celebration, (February 2nd).   In the movie Groundhog Day, a weather man, played by Bill Murray, is sent for the 4th straight year to report on if the local Groundhog will see his shadow. When he wakes up […].... READ STORY

Learning to be more accepting of death

Will my dog outlive me, as I now turn 57 and my dog turns 2? Since a washing machines life span is around 14 years, “will this be the last Washing Machine, I’ll ever buy”?  So questions the 54 year old author of the blog post titled: Death Terrifies Me: Too Many Questions, and Not […].... READ STORY

Plaza is proud to be a collection site for gently-worn clean coats.

Why Plaza is involved: Although New York is having a slow start with cold weather, when it arrives proper protection becomes a priority. Plaza wants to help provide those less fortunate in our community the coat they’ll need to stay warm.   Plaza’s role: Plaza is a volunteer drop off location for gently or never […].... READ STORY

What Matters: Caring Conversations about End of Life (Reprinted from the JCC Manhattan Newsletter)

In his best-selling book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande writes, “Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm we inflict on people and denied them the basic comforts they most need.” He urges us “to refashion our conversations in ways that transform the possibilities for the last chapters of […].... READ STORY

Plaza continues its initiative to assist families in ‘being prepared’

Plaza director Anthony Cartegena continuing to spread the word about the importance of “A Graceful Exit”.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Announces Second Grant Award 2015

Read about Plaza’s second Grant. Click here.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Announces Grant Award

Read about Plaza’s first grant of 2015 Click here.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish @ Work, April 2015 edition

Read our latest newsletter and find out what we’re up to. Click here to view..... READ STORY

Plaza announces assistance for those with hearing and sight problems as we recognize Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month 2015

In keeping with our mission to serve the entire Jewish Community, Plaza Jewish is pleased to offer Kaddish cards, a “Prayers and Meditations” booklet, prices lists as well as Plaza brochures in braille. Working with the Jewish Braille Institute ( has been an honor and we look forward to partnering with more organizations that provide […].... READ STORY

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