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Movie Monday – Will ‘Son of Saul’ be the third foreign language film on death and dying to win the Oscar since 2008?

As this year’s Oscars draw near, and on this movie Monday, we feature three Foreign Language films on death and dying. Two have already won an Oscar, and the third has been nominated.  The first is the 2008 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, ‘Departures’, followed four years later by the 2012 Best Foreign […].... READ STORY

Inside Plaza and the Artwork of Tobi Kahn

In this, the first in a series of ‘Inside Plaza’ posts, we look inside the walls of our 1st floor chapel and inside the man whose art graces those walls with Jewish ceremonial art. This chapel, the smaller of our two chapels, mixes state of the art technology (from its sound system, to its webcasting […].... READ STORY

‘Eternal Valentine’

While in the strictest sense Tu B’Av is Judaism’s version of the holiday to express love, Feb. 14 is also a day that many of us celebrate love. It is also a day that many grieve the death of their Valentine.   One way to turn this day around, says is to use it […].... READ STORY

Performances until the end

‘Performances until the end’ is a sort of part two to our recent blog post titled ‘Making a difference until the end‘ Much more can be written about those like Carolina Panthers’ special teams coach Bruce DeHaven and Mount St. Joseph University basketball star Lauren Hill, portrayed in part one. Some of us have friends and […].... READ STORY

Movie Monday and Death from Heart Disease.

For this week’s Movie Monday we focus on February’s ‘American Heart Month’. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country. Three movies that explore death and survival from heart disease, include a documentary called ‘The Widowmaker’, a motion picture titled ‘Beaches’, and a public service announcement about heart disease […].... READ STORY

Making a difference until the end….

As Super Bowl 50 approaches, one of the stories that has received national attention is that of Carolina Panthers’ special teams coach Bruce DeHaven. Bruce, who has an incurable form of prostate cancer, but also an incurable zest for continuing to do what he loves, told CBS news, nobody gets out of this thing alive, […].... READ STORY

“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


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