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Mindfulness & Mortality | ReImagining The End of Life Over Dinner

  • New York, New York United States (map)


At Shalon, we come together to break bread, break barriers and break the silence.

Discussing death, how we live or how we prepare for the end of life, can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. On Friday, November 2nd, we're bringing people from all backgrounds together around the dinner table, to reflect, share ideas and inspire hope and joy.

We’ll be joined by experts in mindfulness, palliative care, logistics, dealing with grief and more who will help guide the conversation, answer questions and provide insight and resources into actions we can all commit to in order to live fully and to thoughtfully approach the end of our and our loved ones’ lives.

Come to surround yourself with incredible people, take part in powerful conversation and indulge in a gourmet, multi-course, chef prepared meal. Prepare to leave with a different perspective, new friends and a very satisfied belly.

We are grateful to host this event in partnership with ReImagine and OneTable. 

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Deborah Fishman Shelby of FED


Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.

FED is like TED, but you get fed. It’s a community and platform for ideas with food that is inventive and vegetable-forward; talks, music and other artistic performances; and the company and creative energy of others you find at FED. Created, curated and cooked by Deborah Fishman Shelby and Brian Shelby, FED is based in an intimate space in a former firehouse converted to loft apartments in Harlem, NYC. In-person gatherings in Boston, Paris and around NYC have also sparked connection, empathy, and inspiration. Visit us at

OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. Guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome. There’s nothing better than a great dinner with people you love. Join us for slowing down, joining together, and sharing stories. Join us for new connections and moments of meaning.