D'vrei Torah

Vayishlach: By What Name Do You Call Yourself?

We come to Genesis 32:4ff and one of the great stories of Torah. Jacob, on his way back from Haran, is informed that Esau, the brother from whom he “stole” the family birthright a generation [Read more…]


Continuing A Conversation About Mental Health

A recent front page article in the New York Times discussed the issue of clergy being more open to raising the issue of mental health. The article, from the November 29 paper, entitled “More Pastors [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A Personal Reflection on Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: In this guest post, Bill Patterson offers his perspective on living with PD. He shared some of his thoughts on a recent road trip to houses of worship sponsored by the Katz JCC [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Va’Yetzei: One Step At A Time

Genesis 28:10 finds us with one of the most famous stories of Torah. Jacob is fleeing to Haran on the “advice” of his mother Rebecca. Esau, whose blessing Jacob has obtained (some say stolen) from [Read more…]


In Gratitude: Gathering Around The Table

The grandchildren have arrived. The house is filled with toys, pets, and assorted travel aids. The parents are off visiting all the friends that can be squeezed in to these few days. We can baby-sit. [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Guest Contribution: Mathematics, Grandmothers & What Caregivers Need

Janice Shuster, who recently appeared on Rabbi Address’ “Boomer Generation Radio” program on WWDB-AM 860, invited us to share this blog post from the Caring Across Generations website. You can listen to Rabbi Address’ interview [Read more…]

Caregiver hands

Legislation to Encourage Advance Planning: It Is Time!

I just returned from a conference in Washington D.C. of a group caled C-TAC (The Coaltion to Transform Advanced Care). I co-chair their working group on Interfaith Spirituality and Diversity. It was a jammed packed [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Toldot: What We Take From and Leave Generations

This coming Shabbat (Nov. 21/22) brings us to another of those portions that have occupied commentators for generations. This portion contains the famous story of Isaac being “fooled” by Jacob as he obtains the birthright [Read more…]

Rabbi Richard Address, left, chats with Rabbi Lewis Eron, director of religious services at Lion's Gate, during the taping of "Conversations."
Care-Giving Concerns

Second part of Conversation with Rabbi Lewis Eron from Lion’s Gate CCRC

In this video “Conversation,” Rabbi Address welcomes Rabbi Lewis John Eron Ph.D., director of religious services at Lion’s Gate, a continuing care retirement community in Voorhees, Camden County, NJ, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 11/4/2014: Caregivers Corps and Oprah Winfrey’s South African Girls School

On the November 4, 2014 Boomer Generation Radio show, Rabbi Address speaks with Janice Lynch Schuster, who is forming Caregiver Corps, to provide a volunteer opportunity for caregivers similar to the Peace Corps. In the [Read more…]