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

Friday, October 27, 2017


“Extremis” 
Film and Discussion 

with Dr. Jessica Zitter
Sunday, January 21 at 4pm
Temple Isaiah
945 Risa Road, Lafayette


The 2017 Oscar-nominated film “Extremis”, directed by filmmaker, Dan Krauss, is a heart-wrenching documentary that follows Jessica Zitter, her team and their patients as they grapple with urgent end-of-life medical decision-making in Oakland, California’s Highland Hospital ICU. Dr. Zitter is the author of the new book, Extreme Measures – Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, to be published by Penguin Random House in February 2017. Please join us for the film and discussion, followed by meet and greet with book signing. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by Temple Isaiah’s Morris and Bobbie Collen Endowment Fund. Presented in partnership with Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay, Lehrhaus Judaica, and Contra Costa JCC.

“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.

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

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