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.

Listening to The Power of Music

July 18, 2016 0

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing two people who have been in the forefront of a dynamic tool that is being used to help Alzheimer’s patients. Sarah Matas is the resident Services Administrator [Read more…]

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

Chukat: The Politics of Meribah

July 13, 2016 0

With Numbers 19 we enter a series of stories that have challenged commentators for centuries. The “red heifer” issue begins the portion (19), yet, there is in chapter 20 an equally challenging passage. Again, Torah [Read more…]


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…]

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