Hospice Spiritual Counselor Officiates Service

4/10/2014
Location : Los Angeles Hospice

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On April 3rd, family, friends and neighbors of a Silverado Hospice patient gathered together to remember his life. Hospice Spiritual Counselor, Angela Song, made such an impression on his family that they requested that she officiate the service with the Rabbi.  

Through letters the patient had written to his daughter, during her college years, all who gathered were able to hear, one last time, his spectacular voice – full of humor and the marvel for life that defined him. Neighbors told stories of his goodness and fierce commitment to justice.  Angela encouraged his family with this prayer, “Perhaps his most courageous act was to live out his vision through what he valued most: his family. He withheld nothing so to show them just how marvelous, how intense, how wildly beautiful and full of possibility this Life could be. He was unafraid to gnaw at life to the bone, to throw his eyes up and meet the world head-on, with great courage and relish, and always with an edge of humor.”  The Rabbi sang the Kaddish with reverence and “set his soul to flight” as a man who lived his life not merely to exist, but to be worthy of his existence. 

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