Confronting Mortality with Faith & Meaning: The Legacy of Dodi Tobin z’l
We are honored and privileged to have created a moving and inspiring video series about the incredible Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin z”l who passed away in September 2022.
Dr. Dodi Tobin z”l was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher. Dodi was a trained psychologist and the dean of students at Matan’s Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute. While undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she spread a message of positivity, love, and emunah -belief in God as she lived with her illness and confronted her mortality.
Through interviews with her family and friends, our videos further her mission to spread her powerful message. It is our hope that these videos inspires each of us to treat each day as a gift, prepare for the future no matter what it entails, and live meaningfully until our last breath.
On Tuesday, Sept 5th Rabbi Brody moderated a special conversation with Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Rebbetzin Abby Lerner, and Rabbi Yaacov Lerner discussing “Living Meaningfully in the New Year.” The conversation focused on how we can each apply Dodi’s inspiring message to our everyday lives. The recording is available below.
Recording of “Living Meaningfully in the New Year” discussion with Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Rebbetzin Abby Lerner, and Rabbi Yaacov Lerner
Recording of the “Judaism and Mortality” Shiur given by Dodi Tobin z”l for the Young Israel of Great Neck in 2021
Shorter video clips about Dodi’s message and impact.
An Introduction to Dr. Dodi Fishman Tobin z”l
The Legacy of Dodi Tobin z”l – The Full Length Video
Living Meaningfully in the New Year
Short Video Clips
Dodi’s Positivity In the Face of Illness
Discussing Mortality with Dodi
Reflections on End of Life Choices
Reflections on Emunah
Reflections on Goals and Challenges
Reflections on Living Meaningfully
Reflections on Appreciating Each Moment
Reflections on Healthcare and Hashem
Reflections on Dodi’s Laughter & Positivity
Dodi’s Shiur on Judaism and Mortality, 2021
In 2021, Dodi spoke about confronting mortality from a Jewish lens in an online shiur for the Young Israel of Great Neck. The shiur has been widely viewed and we invite you to watch and learn from her.