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Register for Writing A “Legacy Letter” with Jay Sherwin

Sharing Your Values with Loved Ones

A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values and transmit your blessings to future generations. It is not a formal legal document or a full-length memoir; it’s a brief personal statement, typically just a few pages. Writing one is a rewarding experience that creates an enduring gift for children, grandchildren and other loved ones.

This four-session online course is designed to introduce the concept of legacy letters and to help you craft your own legacy letter.

Session 1 – Wednesday, April 7, 4:00-5:00 PM

Introductory session open to all at no charge.

Sessions 2-4 – Wednesday, April 14, April 21 and May 5, 4:00-5:30 PM

Preregistration required (below) – Enrollment limited to 20 participants

Tuition: $36 per person

Sessions 2-4 will include interactive discussion and brief writing exercises; these sessions will offer advice and a model structure to help you complete your legacy letter, share it with loved ones and preserve it for future generations. Our goal is to create a small and supportive online learning community that will invite you to share your stories and encourage you to start writing.

Jay Sherwin has practiced law, given away money for Jewish and secular charitable foundations, worked as a philanthropy consultant and served as a hospital chaplain. Drawing on all those experiences, Jay created the Life Reflections Project to educate people about legacy letters and ethical wills; he now teaches classes and workshops on legacy writing and helps people craft their own legacy documents. From 2007-2018, Jay lived in the Bay Area and served on the board at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette. He moved back home to New England in 2018 and now lives in Portland, Maine. You can read more about Jay and the Life Reflections Project on his website at www.jaysherwin.com.

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