The topic of death is often a difficult one to discuss, for understandable reasons. Originally created by Michael Hebb, Death Over Dinner is an experience that aims to re-imagine the conversations about death into a subject that invites introspection and life-affirming dialogue - while eating dinner with friends.
Death Over Dinner - Jewish Edition is a project introduced by Reboot, IKAR and Michael Hebb, created to infuse conversations about death with Jewish context and meaning. Tanya Schevitz, Reboot's National Communications Manager, says the following in an article from Tablet Magazine:
“[Death Over Dinner] Jewish Edition convenes groups of Jewish people around dinner tables to have conversations about our relationship to end-of-life issues and explore mortality framed by Jewish text and philosophies,” explained Tanya Schevitz, Reboot’s spokesperson. “The Jewish tradition creates powerful frameworks around life events like birth, coming-of-age, marriage, and death, but around the latter, most of our tradition focuses on post-death ‘issues.’ With modern medicine having the ability to dictate an end-of-life path, it is more crucial than ever to have the space for a conversation with friends and loved ones around desired end-of-life experiences.”