About Us

Who are we?
Life’s Door is an not for profit organization with divisions in the USA and Israel which was established in 2004, by internationally recognized Oncologist, Benjamin W. Corn, MD Professor & Interim Director, Shaare Zedek Cancer Center, and his wife Dvora Corn, a family therapist, to confront an acute void in offering hope and meaning in the lives of people facing illness and at end of life.

What do we do?
Life’s Door provides training and programmatic platforms that  address the needs of those facing impending end-of life, people suffering from life-threatening or chronic illness and  the challenges of aging, and healthcare professionals and caregivers.

Our Target Audience
Life’s Door engages health care professionals, patients, elderly,  family members, caregivers, clergy, community members, lay leaders, and policy makers to promote hopefulness, wellbeing, dignity, and compassion within healthcare, social service  and community settings.

Life’s Door Impacts 3 Domains: Public, Professional, and Policy Making
Public – Creating greater sensitivity to the needs and rights of people to live with dignity, hopefulness and well being during times of illness and when facing life’s end

Professional – Offering training platforms which enhance clinical  skills and offer tools in caring with compassion and authenticity while preventing burnout. Research and development of best practices  in collaboration with professionals internationally

Policy Making – Impacting on systems and legislation which enhance access to effective, value-based  medical decision making, advanced medical directives and end of life planning

 

 

Prof. Jonathan Sarna, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Sarna is one of America's foremost commentators on American Jewish History, Religion and Life. Born in Philadelphia and raised in New York and Boston, he attended Brandeis University, the Boston Hebrew College, Merkaz HaRav Kook in Jerusalem, and Yale University, where he earned his doctorate in 1979. From 1979-1990, Dr. Sarna taught at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, where he rose to become professor of American Jewish
History and director of the Center for the Study of the American Jewish Experience. He has also taught at Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dr. Sarna came back to Brandeis in 1990 to assume the new Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professorship in American Jewish History in the Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies. He served two terms as chair of that department, and now chairs the Academic Advisory and Editorial Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. In addition, he serves as chief historian both of the National Museum of American Jewish History and of Celebrate 350: the 350th commemoration of Jewish life in America. The Forward newspaper has dubbed him one of America's fifty most influential American Jews. Dr. Sarna has written, edited, or co-edited more than twenty books. His most recent work is the acclaimed American Judaism: A History. Winner of the Jewish Book Council's Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2004, it has been praised as being" the single best description of American Judaism during its 350 years on American soil." He is married to Professor Ruth Langer and they have two children, Aaron and Leah. They live in Boston, and spend sabbaticals and many vacations in Jerusalem

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פרס
NRG
נעמי
matana
פדרציה
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הורביץ
UJA
מכבי
נוף
בית בלב
אבות
זהב
מטב
בית-הדר