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“Before I Die” with Gail Rubin

Friday, March 27, 2020 2 Nisan 5780

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gail Rubin, a certified thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death® will be in Houston the weekend of Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29.

During her visit to Houston, which is presented by Waldman Funeral Care, and Emanu El, Rubin will host a program entitled "Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die" at 8:00 p.m. Dinner will take place prior to the program at the conclusion of services. The cost is just $5, and registration can be found below. 

In this program, Rubin will explore "Do you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you’re going, you can’t take it with you. This talk focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues. Film clips add to the wealth of information in this talk."

The weekend will conclude on Sunday morning from 10:00-11:30 a.m. with a light brunch before Rubin presents "Estate Planning: Hollywood Myth versus Facts" ahead of launching into The Newly-Dead Game®. During the estate planning conversation, Rubin will explain how the movies portray wills and the unfortunate reality that family members may die before doing any estate planning, that plans can go awry. Clips from comedies and dramas will illustrate the need for estate planning today. This discussion will turn into The Newly-Dead Game®, based on the classic television program, The Newlywed Game, The Newly-Dead Game® tests couples on how well they know their partner’s last wishes. Gail Rubin also created an Individuals edition so that everyone, not just couples, plus the audience can play along. It’s an upbeat way to start end-of-life planning conversations

We are requesting RSVPs for both Friday night and Sunday morning’s programming so plans can be made accordingly. RSVP below or contact the synagogue at 713.529.5771.

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