Life's Door-Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan (LDT) was founded in 2004 to address one of the most difficult periods in the life cycle - illness and end of life. With roots in the US and its primary activity now in Israel, LDT has reached over 20,000 patients, family members and professionals who are grappling with these issues in their personal and professional lives.
The mission of the organization is to provide an opportunity for society to live with greater meaning and connection through a frank exploration of mortality, and existentialism which is informed by the Jewish values of compassionate acts of kindness (Chessed), community (Kehillah) and mutual obligation (Areyvut hadadi).
The primary goal of Life's Door-Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan (LDT) is to transform the experience of facing life-threatening illness from one of anguish, confusion and denial to one that encourages collaboration, growth and hope in the lives of patients, families and professionals.
Through individual consultations, workshops, seminars and retreats, the organization has provided the opportunity for a sincere, dynamic and robust dialogue that addresses the value of openly exploring illness and end of life issues. This approach instills purposefulness in the lives of its participants.
Life's Door-Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan is proud to have its Founder and Chairman, Prof. Ben Corn, MD awarded the Presidential Award for Volunteerism for 2011 for his extraordinary and unique contribution to Israeli society.