Join us for this inspiring presentation with Rabbi Elana Zaiman, author of The Forever Letter. She will be our guide on a journey into forever letters—what they are, why write them, and how they can be powerful tools to connect us with the people we love. Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of the ethical will, a Forever Letter is a perfect way to deepen, heal and uplift the relationships that matter to us most. Hear empowering stories and join in a few writing prompts to help you begin your letter writing journey.
Elana is the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis. She travels throughout North America as a scholar-in-residence, inspirational speaker, and workshop facilitator. She serves as a chaplain in Seattle’s elder Jewish community; a certified Wise Aging instructor (IJS), and Adjunct Faculty at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital CPE Program. From its inception in the Spring of 2012 to the final issue in the winter of 2019, Elana served as the Ethics and Spirituality columnist for LivFun, a publication for Leisure Care retirement facilities in 10 states. She has been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Post Road, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. Elana volunteers as a co-partner in the Seattle Limbe Sewing Circle, an intergenerational and interracial community which brings together Jews, Muslims, and Christians to create feminine hygiene kits for girls in Cameroon, Africa. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and son.
We have a limited number of Elana’s book ‘The Forever Letter’ that we can give away to participants. Please sign up below if you are interested (there is a nominal charge of $4 to cover our shipping costs).