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.

Endings, Time and Reality Checks

June 25, 2016 3

I am writing this after having officiated at another close friend’s funeral. This was a man, at times larger than life, whomm I met 50 years ago. Over those years we shared a lot of [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Beha’alotecha: A Call for Healing

June 23, 2016 0

We move in Torah this week to a passage that is filled with various stories and sub plots. There is the call for the Levites, the stirrings of rebellion and some sibling issues between Moses, [Read more…]

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

Naso: Exclusion and Forgiveness–Hmm!

June 15, 2016 0

Wow! It is always so interesting to see how the passages from Torah somehow, some way, seem to reflect the times in which we are living. In looking at this week’s portion, Naso (Numbers [4:21]-[7:89]) [Read more…]

Agni by Bala Sivakumar. Used under Creative Commons License.

Orlando: Who Can We Turn To?

June 14, 2016 0

I have been, like so many, absorbed these past days with coverage of the murders in Orlando. It is, in every respect, overwhelming. It produces so many emotions in us; from fear to anger, to [Read more…]


The Lazy, Hazy Days

May 30, 2016 0

Memorial Day and, as we are told, the “unofficial” start of summer. I was always a little uncomfortable with this weekend. The program year has ended and the pace of activity within the Jewish community [Read more…]

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