D'vrei Torah

B’Shalach: On The Shoulders of Our Elders

This Shabbat, The Torah brings us to those dramatic scenes of the Sea of Reeds (Red Sea) and the crossing which concludes with our song of liberation, the “Mi Camocha” which we sing each Shabbat. [Read more…]

Gail Zugerman, Growing Old with Gusto Blog
Reflections on Aging

Guest Post: How to Grow Old With Gusto

Editor’s Note: Gail Zugerman, author of this contribution to JSA, is founder of GRF Marketing, Ltd., based in Chicago since 1983, has provided marketing strategy consulting through the use of qualitative research for clients throughout [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

C-TAC National Summit on Advanced Illness Care is March 2-3 in Washington

As the largest alliance of its kind, C-TAC is bringing the best and brightest together to identify and implement evidence-based practices to improve advanced illness care. Please join us on March 2-3, 2015 for the [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 1/20/2015: Village to Village, Alternative Housing for Boomers; and Stories of Long-Term Care Residents

On the January 20, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio show, Rabbi Address chats with Natalie Galucia, executive director of Village to Village Network, an organization providing services around alternative housing arrangements for Baby Boomers. Villages are [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

BO: Old and Young Together

This weeks Torah Portion, “Bo”, is a sweeping tale that includes the last three plagues as well as mention of the Passover. There has been a great deal of commentary on these plagues (locusts, darkness [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Medicaid Eligibility: Stuff You May Not Know

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post provided by Fay Wein, Senior Planning Services, a company that assists seniors with Medicaid eligibility issues. More information at http://www.senior-planning.com/. Medicaid is a joint federal and state-sponsored program [Read more…]


MLK, John and Bobby: What Dreams Were Made Of?

This weekend, religious congregations all over the country will pause to remember Rev. Martin Luther King. At hundreds of congregations, mixed choirs will sing the songs of the sixties, join hands and, for a brief [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Va’eira: The Heavy Heart

This second portion of the book of Exodus tells the story of the tensions between Pharaoh, Moses and the people. The “let my people go” theme rests throughout the chapter. It is in this Torah [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Sh’mot: Exodus–Do You Remember Me?

We begin this Shabbat, the second book of the Torah, Exodus. This first portion is packed with issues and challenges and dramatic sweep. I wanted to look at a famous passage that appears at the [Read more…]