Reflections on Aging

Guest Post from Rabbi John Rosove: As My Mother Disappears Before My Eyes

Editor’s Note: This blog post by Rabbi John Rosove is reposted from his blog with his permission. As my mother nears her 98th birthday in June, the dementia that has consumed her brain is taking [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Pirkei Avot Episode 5 with Rabbi David Levin

This is the concluding episode of the five-part series on Pirkei Avot with Rabbi David Levin. You can watch this episode in the player below: Download a PDF of Rabbi Levin’s slides for this series. [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 4/28/2015: Advance Planning for Funerals and Sociology of Caregiving

Rabbi Address’s guests on the April 28, 2015 BGR program are Harry Platt, vice president and manager of Platt Memorial Chapels, Cherry Hill, NJ, who discusses advance funeral planning and the training funeral directors receive; [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 04/21/2015: Creative art therapy for seniors

On the April 21, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio Show, Rabbi Address welcomes Michele Tarsitano-Amato, director of creative arts therapy and a dementia specialist for Kendal Corporation in Oberlin, OH. About the Guest Michele started working [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Pirkei Avot Episode 4 with Rabbi David Levin is pleased to present a series of short video lessons covering Pirkei Avot (The Wisdom of the Fathers), one of the important works of rabbinic literature in Judaism. Episode 4 is in the player [Read more…]


In The Middle of Our Life of Transition

May 7 signfiies “Lag B’Omer” within the Jewish calendar.It is the mid way point between Pesach and Shavuot. The mid point in this season of “counting”, of spiritual growth. We observe on the Shabbat of [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Acharei-Mot/K’doshim and the Stranger

This Shabbat we come to a double portion of Torah that has occupied scholars for centuries. The verses in these sections are the subject of countless comments and teachings echo today. Indeed, the Supreme Court [Read more…]


Seekers of Meaning – Rabbi Address’ latest book

Rabbi Richard Address has devoted his career to helping transform synagogues into caring communities. Now, in his most personal work to date, he explores how the notion of a caring community can be transformative for [Read more…]


Rabbi Address contributes essay on Sex, Sexuality, and Older Adults to book on Jewish Sexuality

Rabbi Address contributed an essay, “With Eyes Undimmed and Vigor Unabated: Sex, Sexuality, and Older Adults,” to this book from the URJ. This wide-ranging anthology takes a close look at the breadth of human sexuality [Read more…]


Judaism and Health includes essay by Rabbi Address

Rabbi Address contributed the essay, “Tradition, Texts and Our Search for Meaning,” to this collection. This authoritative volume—part professional handbook, part scholarly resource and part source of practical information for laypeople—melds the seemingly disparate elements [Read more…]