D'vrei Torah

V’etchanein: When Is It Ever “Time” to Let Go?

This week’s portion begins with Deuteronomy 3:23. The portion contain recitation of laws as Moses preaches his farewell sermons to the Israelites. Chapter 5 repeats the 10 Commandments and we find, perhpas, one of the [Read more…]

Podcasts

Rabbi Address Keynote Remarks – American Conference of Cantors Convention, July 2015

Rabbi Address gave keynote remarks at the annual convention of the American Conference of Cantors, the professional association of Reform cantors in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You can hear his remarks in this podcast, either using [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Care Management – When to Call a Professional

Editor’s Note: This is a guest column by Amy Seigel RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, who is a Certified Case Manager  with Advocare Care Management in Florida.  She can be reached through the Advocare website. We [Read more…]

Podcasts

Boomer Generation Radio, 7/21/15: Jan Collins on Creating Your Positive Life; Tony Junker of the Peace Museum

On the July 21, 2015 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, the guests are Jan Collins, founder and director of Creating Your Positive Life; and Tony Junker, president of the Envision Peace Museum, and author of [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

A Time to Talk: A Jewish Community Conversation about Advance Care Planning, November 5, 2015, Fort Worth, TX

Advance Planning continues to be a major issue and the need for Jewish programming is growing. Here is an outline of a conference planned by Cantor Sherri Allen of Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington, TX. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Devarim: So Near, Yet So Far!

This Shabbat we begin the final book of Torah. Deuteronomy is a grand summary of the Israelites sojourn, both physcially and spiritually. Moses, in a series of discourses, recounts the Sinai experience, and does so [Read more…]

In a January 1962 photo, from left: Sandy, Marvin, Martha, Neal and (in front) Fred Greene
Baby Boomer Bubbe

What’s Meant to Be? The Randomness of Chaos? G-d’s Will? Or Is There No Answer….

Sunday was a different day for our family. It was the only day my Dad didn’t work, except for Easter Sunday, Father’s Day and the Sundays from Thanksgiving through Christmas. My Dad and his two [Read more…]

Blog

Pause to Consider A Summer of Celebration

The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill continuing the Older Americans Act. This seems to be in keeping with a series of events this summer that speak to the aging revolution now under way in [Read more…]

Rabbi Simcha Paull Raphael chatted with Rabbi Address on Jewish Sacred Aging TV.
Books

Recommended book: The Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement

This book synthesizes an understanding of traditional Jewish rituals of death and mourning, with contemporary psychological perspectives on grief and bereavement. In addition, Simcha Paull Raphael integrates the traditional understanding of Jewish mourning rituals with [Read more…]