Charles Ornstein with his mother Harriet Ornstein on his wedding day, weeks after she was mugged in a parking lot and knocked to the pavement with a broken nose. (Randall Stewart, Photo courtesy of Charles Ornstein)
Care-Giving Concerns

How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Feb. 28, 2013, 8:59 a.m. This story was co-published with The Washington Post. My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Sprituality and Aging – Commentary from Rabbi Lawrence Kotok

In beginning – I was asked this past year to participate in planning a conference on seniors and spirituality and then to offer the keynote address. Today I would like to share with you some [Read more…]

Radio Show

Dr. Don Friedman guests on ‘Boomer Generation Radio’ talk show

This week, Jewish Sacred Aging contributor Dr. Don Friedman visits Rabbi Address’s WWDB-AM 860 radio talk show, “Boomer Generation Radio.”  Dr. Friedman is a Practical Healthcare Adviser who also writes his own website. Read Dr. [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

A Mother’s Reflection: D’var Torah on Jewish Disabilties Month

Editor’s Note: Nancy Rubin delivered this D’var Torah February 16 at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, Potomac, MD as part of Jewish Disabilities Month. We share it here with her permission. Nancy Rubin is [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

Haggadah or Seder…I Have a Story to Tell You….

It was a dark and dreary, rainy day, perfect for reading, when I recently completed another one of my Jewish novels, The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz, by Michelle Cameron. [Read more…]

hamentashen at Purim
Health and Wellness Programs

Purim, Merriment, and Wellness

Purim merriment is upon us. As we laugh and feel joy, we are inviting in health and well being. Can you feel it? The hamentashen, the grape juice, and the masquerading The Megillah reading and [Read more…]

Radio Show

Rabbi Address ‘Boomer Generation Radio’ talk show on WWDB-AM 860 features estate planning attorney, Andrew Kushner

This week on Rabbi Address’s WWDB-AM 860 radio talk show, “Boomer Generation Radio,” Rabbi Address discusses estate planning for Baby Boomers and their parents with attorney Andrew Kushner. The program airs every Tuesday at 10 [Read more…]

Radio Show

Rabbi Address launches ‘Boomer Generation Radio’ talk show on WWDB-AM 860 in Philadelphia

Rabbi Address is hosting a new talk show, “Boomer Generation Radio,” on WWDB-AM 860 in Philadelphia. The program will air every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

Baby Boomers, Children and Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Recently my employer, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis,  invited a guest speaker talk to our staff about Social Security and the options about when to file.  It was full of information on which [Read more…]