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

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berkeley filmmaker Dan Krauss makes movies about people facing moral quandaries.

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 in 2018 for conversations around the Bay Area about everything everyone needs to know about the Jewish way of life and death.
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