About Rabbi Richard Address
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.

Reflections on Elul-4: Holiness

September 25, 2016 0

Health, Healing, Wholeness and now the idea of Holiness. These, I suggest, can form the values that support a relationship to self and the sacred for the coming year.We have written this past month on [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Shoftim: The Pursuit of “Tzedek” of Self

September 8, 2016 0

Deuteronomy [16:18] begins one of the more famous, and very contemporary, portions in our cycle. “Shoftim” speaks about a variety of issues including the usual prohibitions against idolatry, testimony in capital cases, false prophets and [Read more…]

"A New Normal?" by Randy Heinitz, via Flickr.com (Creative Commons License)

Positive Aging And Our Turn To Ellul

August 29, 2016 0

I just returned from attending a wonderfully energizing conference on Positive Aging. This was my 1st time at one of these sessions. The attendees were from all across the country and all, in some way, [Read more…]

Women buying produce at the Shuk haCarmel, Tel Aviv. Steve Lubetkin Photo/Used by permission.
D'vrei Torah

Ekev: Not By Bread Alone!!!

August 24, 2016 1

This week’s portion, “Ekev” continues the recitation by Moses of aspects of the Wilderness experience. The portion begins with a morally questionable (to us in our age) call to destroy the people of Canaan who [Read more…]

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