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Ethical Wills: Leaving a Spiritual Legacy with Marcia Weser


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Two Mondays, Feb. 12 and 19

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $30 on or before Feb. 5; $35 after

Enrollment: 12 min./25 max.

Your will can leave your loved ones with much more than instructions for the dispersal of property and money. This course will provide a guide for writing about your values, faith, and hopes for your children and grandchildren with a structure to explore and explain your personal beliefs and hopes for future generations. Drawing on a long history in Jewish tradition, the instructor will give examples from the Hebrew Bible, traditional “ethical wills” from the 18th century, and modern examples. Participants will write, and if they wish, share their own “ethical wills” as part of the course.

Marcia Goren Weser studied in Plan II at the University of Texas, Austin, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. She has written on the visual arts, aviation, and Judaic topics for local and national publications since the 1980s. She has taught a monthly Women’s Torah Study class for almost a decade, and is a past president of Temple Beth-El, Temple Chai, and of the Boards of Gemini Ink and the SoL Center at UPC.