Baby Boomer Bubbe

Did You Hear the One About Growing Up Across the Street from the Rabbi?

I was one of the lucky ones who grew up in a loving, happy, fun-filled home with little drama except for the Broadway musicals blaring from speakers that were the latest in sound technology and [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

The Chain of Tradition

A meaningful connection between our elder generations of age 50+ and our synagogues has profound implications in keeping our tradition vibrant and alive. Active embrace of these cohorts is a key to Jewish continuity and [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Chukat:The Yoke of Perfection?

This portion of Torah, Chukat (Numbers 19 ff) represents one of the more challenging sections of Torah. we are commanded in the first verses of Numbers 19 to take a “parah adumah”, a red cow, [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 6/23/15: Ricki Goodstein, Goodstein Law Associates; Kendal’s Beryl Goldman and Bill Silbert

On the June 23, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio program, Rabbi Address chats with Ricki Goodstein, an elder law expert and the founder and principal of Goodstein Law Associates in King of Prussia, PA. In the [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 6/16/15: Dr. Jacki Browne, Online Masters in Gerontology; 30 Lessons for Loving from Dr. Karl Pillemer

On the June 16, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio show, Rabbi Address welcomes Dr. Jacki Browne from Nova Southeastern University to speak about her online masters program in gerontology, and in the second half of the [Read more…]

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The Care Planning Act of 2015: It’s About Time

A recent study published on JUne 16, 2015 in the “Population and Development Review” focused on the fact that 1/3 of the US population are informal care-givers and provide, as a whole, about 1.2 billion [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Korach: Every Person For Themselves?

Numbers 16 begins one of the most famour passages of Torah, the rebellion of Korach. Korach takes 250 men and rises up against the authority of Moses. He accuses Moses of going too far, of [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Nation’s sickest seniors reshape health care – Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press reported last week that the nation’s sickest seniors “account for more than 41% of the $324 billion spent on traditional Medicare.” This is having an important influence on how healthcare is [Read more…]