Gilchrist Presents

What Matters: Caring Conversations about End of Life

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Sol Levinson & Bros. | 8900 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 6:30 PM

Community Event Devoted to Improving End-of-Life Experiences

Gilchrist will host a community education event on March 3, 2024, devoted to improving end-of-life experiences, featuring Rabbi Melanie Levav, executive director of Shomer Collective.  The event will be held in person with virtual options for groups and organizations.*

The Jewish Care & Support Program ensures that the care patients and families receive recognizes their religious and cultural beliefs. To learn more about Gilchrist’s Jewish Care and Support Program please click here.

Questions? Call Rachel Weitzner at 410-387-8547 or email

*CEUs are available to social workers.
Use of a modern web browser recommended for registration.

Featured Speaker

Melanie Levav is an award-winning Jewish educator and Conservative rabbi who specializes in end-of-life care and conversations. Melanie is a board-certified chaplain, and a licensed social worker, with more than two decades of leadership experience in the American Jewish community.

A native New Yorker, Melanie is the founding Executive Director of the Shomer Collective, powered by Natan, a new initiative that is designed to empower individuals, families and institutions around end-of-life experiences, inspired by Jewish wisdom. Prior to Shomer Collective, Melanie served as the Director of PJ Library in New York, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, where she led a New York-based team charged with bringing the gift of high-quality, free children’s books into the homes of families raising Jewish children in New York. As a Jewish educator and rabbi, she is passionate about helping families to talk more openly about difficult subjects in order to deepen their connections to Jewish tradition and to one another. 

This event was made possible by the generosity of The Harvey and Linda Litofsky Family Foundation. 

With additional support from: