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Talmud Torah

St. Louis Jewish Light Covers Rabbi Address’ Appearance at Conference

The St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper covered Rabbi Address’ appearance at a June 5 conference, “Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s: A Jewish Perspective,” held at the Jewish Community Center there. You can read the article here.

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D'vrei Torah

Shelach-Lecha: Your Are What You See or Perception Can Be Reality!

Encamped at the edge of Canaan, Moses sends out people to scout out this land. (Numbers 13). After all, God has promised it to them, so what could go wrong! So men go to scout [Read more…]


Endings, Time and Reality Checks

I am writing this after having officiated at another close friend’s funeral. This was a man, at times larger than life, whomm I met 50 years ago. Over those years we shared a lot of [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

JSA Podcast #2016-14: Aviya Kushner and “The Grammar of God”

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address welcomes Aviya Kushner, the author of The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible. About Aviya Kushner, in [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Beha’alotecha: A Call for Healing

We move in Torah this week to a passage that is filled with various stories and sub plots. There is the call for the Levites, the stirrings of rebellion and some sibling issues between Moses, [Read more…]

Guests on the June 21, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio show are documentary filmmaker Martin Zied, left, and yoga instructor Alaine Portner.
Radio Show

Boomer Generation Radio 6/21/16: “Voice Messages” Documentary Filmmaker Martin Zied and Medium Alaine Portner

On the June 21, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio show, documentary filmmaker Martin Zied discusses his “Voice Messages” film project, a documentary that combines singing, speaking, science, sociology and history to examine the power and beauty [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

JSA Podcast 2016-13: Rabbi Kerry Olitzky,, Inclusion and Diversity in the 21st Century Jewish Community

In this week’s Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Kerry Olitzky of discusses inclusion and diversity in the 21st Century Jewish community. About the Guest Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is the Executive Director of Big [Read more…]

David's Star (Patrick Lentz photo via, Creative Commons license.)
D'vrei Torah

Naso: Exclusion and Forgiveness–Hmm!

Wow! It is always so interesting to see how the passages from Torah somehow, some way, seem to reflect the times in which we are living. In looking at this week’s portion, Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) [Read more…]