BEFORE I DIE-HOUSTON

These events have been postponed due to the Covid-19 Health Emergency



Certified Thanatologist, The Doyenne of Death®

POSTPONED: March 27th: Friday 7:15pm RSVP $5.00 Dinner
Congregation Emanu El RSVP link: https://www.emanuelhouston.org/event/beforeidie2020
 
Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die
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.
 
POSTPONED March 28: Saturday 10am   Light Breakfast
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (RSVP: www.HCRJ.org)
 
Death Café Conversations
Come join the conversation at the Death Cafe! The goal is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” Have a bagel and schmear, some coffee or tea, and an interesting, unstructured conversation about mortality issues. Gail Rubin is one of the U.S. pioneers of the worldwide Death Cafe movement. .
 
POSTPONED: March 28: Saturday Afternoon 2:00-4:30pm
National Museum of Funeral History
https://www.eventbrite.com/
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The Funeral Director on Film
By watching scenes from films and television shows,
learn the history of undertaking in the U.S. and how
funeral service has changed over 150 years.
In The Funeral Director on Film, pioneering death
educator Gail Rubin entertains and educates with
insights from Hollywood portrayals of “the last man
to let you down.”
Your $10.00 ticket provides all day access
to the National Museum of Funeral History, 10:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door.
 
 
POSTPONED: March 29: Sunday Morning 10:00-11:30am
Light Brunch at Congregation Emanu El
RSVP Link: https://www.emanuelhouston.org/event/beforeidie2020
 
Estate Planning: Hollywood Myth versus Facts
The way the movies portray it, wills are supposed to
cover funeral plans in addition to the distribution of
assets. Unfortunately, family members may die before
doing any estate planning. Even with a will, plans can
go awry. Clips from comedies and dramas illustrate
the need to do estate planning TODAY.
 
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