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END OF LIFE CONVERSATIONS NOW GAINING MOMENTUM

So many families, some of which you know, have had to face difficult decisions regarding a loved one’s final months or days. For too long, political issues have tried to pigeon-hole this issue, failing to [Read more…]

Elizabeth Howard, left, and Rabbi Rex Perlmeter, right, are the guests on the August 26 edition of Boomer Generation Radio.
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Boomer Generation Radio 8/26 show features Jewish Wellness and Elder Memory Issues

In first half of the August 26 edition of “Boomer Generation Radio,” Rabbi Address welcomes Rabbi Rex D. Perlmeter, the director and founder of the Jewish Wellness Center of North Jersey. In the second half [Read more…]

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WE’RE NUMBER 2..A SIGN OF THE TIMES

Well, it was bound to happen. As the summer of 2014 draws, sadly , to its end comes the news that our generation has officially relinquished its’ hold as the “go to” generation. A recent [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Ag Herman Guest Post: Death is a Fact of Life!

I have a friend to whom I have been close for the past three/four years.  We enjoy a regular lunch date because between bites, we consistently have much to share.  We are able to settle [Read more…]

"Robin Williams Disney Legend at the Disney Legends Plaza," left, by Loren Javier via Flickr.com, used under Creative Commons License; right, Debbie Friedman performing at the 2003 UAHC (now URJ) Biennial, Minneapolis, MN. Photo Copyright ©2003 Steven L. Lubetkin. Used by permission.
D'vrei Torah

Finding Relevance

Robin Williams’ untimely passing touched the hearts of many of us.  He touched our hearts because we had a personal connection.  His gifts of comedy and acting his brilliant artistry found a way into each [Read more…]

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Boomer Generation Radio 8/12/2014: Psychologist Michael Freidman and ‘Travels with Epicurus’ author Daniel Klein

On the August 12, 2014 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address has a new conversation with Dr. Michael Freidman, psychologist and life coach based in the Philadelphia area.  Dr. Freidman discusses psychological challenges confronting [Read more…]

Author Sheri Samotin, left, and Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United, are guests on the August 5 Boomer Generation Radio Show.
Jewish Baby Boomers

Boomer Generation Radio, 8/5/2014: Conversations Between the Generations about Aging

In the first half of the August 5 Boomer Generation Radio program, Rabbi Address chats with Sherri Samotin, author of Facing the Finish: A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children, about having conversations [Read more…]

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A ME’SH’BERACH FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES CONFONTING MENTAL ILLNESS

Given the interest again in mental health issues sparked by the death of Robin Williams, here is a me’sh’berach for congregations to read for those dealing with issues of mental health. It is taken from a [Read more…]

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NAVIGATING THE FOG OF EXISTENCE

It seems that, in some ways, it is getting harder to make “sense” out of the world. The news from around the world seems to indicate that we seem to be spinning out of control. [Read more…]

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THE GROWING GLOBAL “CONVERSATION”

A recent article in the N.Y. Times set out some new boundaries on the discussion regarding end of life care and the role of the family and the physician concerning who makes decisions. The piece, [Read more…]