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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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…]
Here’s a great checklist you can download, courtesy of Big Tent Judaism. It’s a PDF file. Ten Things for Grandparents of Grandchildren Being Raised in Interfaith Families to do During Holiday Time (PDF Download)
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