Walking in the Valley of the Shadow... and Not Being Afraid

A Project of The Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and Lehrhaus Judaica

Friday, March 10, 2017

A New Kind of Heroism

Dr. Jessica Zitter the principle advisor to Walking in the Valley of the Shadow.  She is the ICU and palliative care physician featured in the 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary Extremis and author of the newly-released Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life.  CLICK HERE

Join Dr. Zitter for a conversation about the current state of end of life care and the collective transformation needed to change our approach to dying. Dr. Zitter will present her talk, A New Kind of Heroism, which unveils our current public health crisis - people dying badly - and invites us all to embrace the reality of death and engage in the honest communication and vibrant collaboration that will improve end-of-life care once and for all. 

March 22 at 7:00 pm at California Institute of Integral Studies - conversation and Q+A with Dr. Richard Buggs
Hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies
Open to all - you can purchase a ticket here: CLICK HERE

We’d also like to invite you to a book reading of Extreme Measures, which charts Dr. Zitter’s two-decade journey through intensive care units across the country and her discovery of an approach to medicine that transformed her vision of heroism.

March 19 at 7:00 pm at Book Passage Community Bookstore - Extreme Measures reading, Q&A and book signing
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA: CLICK HERE 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berkeley filmmaker Dan Krauss makes movies about people facing moral quandaries. His Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary short, “The Death of Kevin Carter,” examines the suicide of a controversial Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer. Krauss’ feature documentary, “The Kill Team,” looks at a soldier’s dilemma to protect or turn in his platoon when they start murdering Afghan civilians. 

Krauss’ newest film, “Extremis,” takes the audience inside an Oakland hospital’s Intensive Care Unit where patients, doctors and families must determine what to do when patients are facing end-of-life decisions.

On January 21, 2016, Dan Krauss was interviewed on KQED's Forum by host Michael Krasny.  To hear the interview and learn more about his film "Extremis," CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join us for conversations around the Bay Area about everything everyone needs to know about the Jewish way of life and death. Go HERE to see a grid of all of the topics in all of the locations.  

Click on the titles in the PDF to register for a class (yes, it is that easy).
Dr. Jessica Zitter
Jessica Zitter MD advocates for raising awareness of health care practices, medical training and social perceptions of critical and end-of-life care decision-making in ways that best support the ideals and delivery of patient-centered medicine.

Dr. Zitter is an essential partner of Walking In The Valley of the Shadow program.  Her informative and inspirational talk last February launched our first semester.  You can hear the entire program at Lehrhaus iTunes.  

Now, Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, announced its first original short documentary Extremis, which features Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, will debut globally in September.  You can learn more about the film here:Jessica Zitter