Ematai: Gain Clarity in Life's Healthcare Choices
Ematai: Navigate Healthcare Choices with Jewish Wisdom Ematai was originally founded as HODS in 2001 to educate about organ donation in Jewish communities. In 2023, they relaunched as Ematai with a rededicated mission:
To enable Jewish families to navigate an increasingly complex healthcare journey, particularly in the dilemmas of aging and end-of-life treatment.
Our name, Ematai, “If not now, when?”, is a call to action. Ematai seeks to upstream the necessary conversations that will facilitate meaningful choices later. Ematai helps individuals and their families anticipate the questions they’ll need to answer as they continue on their healthcare journey.
Ematai also explores the big moral questions that society needs to face as technological revolutions change the human experience. We are here to demonstrate how Jewish wisdom responds to the ethical dilemmas often found in healthcare innovation. To this highly relevant moral frontier, Ematai brings together rabbis, healthcare professionals, ethicists, and communal leaders to represent Judaism with a wise and nuanced voice.