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.
Resource Articles

Outline of an Ethical Will

October 23, 2016 0

The rise in interest in one’s legacy has led to greater awareness in the traditional idea of writing an Ethical Will. This desire to leave something spiritual and ethical behind is at the heart of [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Introducing Cantor David Presler

October 18, 2016 0

While serving a congregation for the High Holidays, I worked with Cantor David M. Presler who is from south Florida. He has a unique style of chanting and he sent JSA some brief selections of [Read more…]

London clock. Copyright ©2008 Steve Lubetkin. Used by permission.

Sukkot: The Fragile Aspect of Time

October 16, 2016 0

Chag Sameach! The festival of Sukkot is now upon us. This festival, once so important in the Jewish life cycle, now is paled in the afterglow of the High Holidays. Yet, as my colleagues know, [Read more…]

David's Star (Patrick Lentz photo via Flickr.com, Creative Commons license.)
D'vrei Torah

Ha’azinu: The Song of Memory

October 13, 2016 0

“Ha’azinu” is a one chapter (Deuteronomy 32) portion that sets the stage for the coming completion of Deuteronomy. This “song” of Moses (it is written in Torah in poetic form like the Song for the [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Nitzavim: Standing “This Day”.

September 29, 2016 0

“Nitzavim”, is easily one of the most dynamic of all of our portions. It is so powerful that we will visit it again on Yom Kippur. The texts give rise to numerous interpretations and countless [Read more…]


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…]

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