Editor’s Note: This Yom Kippur sermon was delivered by Rabbi Esther Adler at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, MN. She gave Jewish Sacred Aging permission to repost it here. Before beginning college last month, [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: This article about pre-arrangements for funerals was prepared by Harry Platt, director at Platt Memorial Chapels, Cherry Hill, NJ. By Harry Platt Many families have decided to assist their families by pre-arranging and [Read more…]
Rabbi Robert H. Loewy, rabbi of Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA, used his 2016 high holidays sermons to introduce a new program focusing on issues of aging. Rabbi Loewy calls the program M’vakshim/Seekers: [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: This guest post was contributed by Edmond H. Weiss, Ph.D. Long before the Pharisees began writing about an Olam Haba, an afterlife that is a reward for righteous living, there was a simpler [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Madelyn (Micki) Iris, Ph.D. For more information about the HaDerekh program and evaluation results, please contact her at email@example.com. Caregiving for aging family members is of particular [Read more…]
In the Algemeiner, which describes itself as the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America, the former Chief Rabbi of the UK, Lord Jonathan Sacks, writes about growing old gracefully. You can read his commentary here.
One inevitable and inescapable rabbinic responsibility is to write eulogies. In these days of multiple family members and acquaintances invited to speak at the levaya, the “pressure” is diluted. Once upon a time, only the [Read more…]
The St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper covered Rabbi Address’ appearance at a June 5 conference, “Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s: A Jewish Perspective,” held at the Jewish Community Center there. You can read the article here.
Rabbi Address led a webinar for the Union for Reform Judaism last week on “Judaism, Older Adults, Mental Health and Your Congregation,” for the URJ-Ruderman Mental Health Learning Opportunity series. You can watch the 45-minute [Read more…]