Michael Slater M.D. is President of the Board of Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort,www.Jewish-funerals.org), a non-profit educational and advocacy organization on end of life issues. He is a founding member of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha in the Chicago Area. He and his family have been active members of non-denominational, peer-led chavurot over the last 30 years. As an emergency medicine physician, he practices at Mt. Sinai and Holy Cross Hospitals/Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is on the clinical faculty at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago.