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D'vrei Torah

Re’eh: Once Again, The Challenge of What We Choose

“See. I set before you blessing and curse” (Deut. 11.26) With this famous line this week’s portion begins. Once again, the portion sets out to focus on the future of the people. If you follow [Read more…]

Virgil Hoftiezer, left, and Alan Spector, right, are the guests on the August 30, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio show.
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BGR 8/30/16: Virgil Hoftiezer and Alan Spector on Retirement

The guests on the August 30, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio are Dr. Virgil Hoftiezer, retired Associate Director and Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Allan Spector, co-author with Keith [Read more…]

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Positive Aging And Our Turn To Ellul

I just returned from attending a wonderfully energizing conference on Positive Aging. This was my 1st time at one of these sessions. The attendees were from all across the country and all, in some way, [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 8/23/16: Elder Abuse and Neglect, and University Student Wellness

On the August 23 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, the guests are Laura Mosqueda, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, in Los Angeles, CA, discussing elder abuse and neglect, [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast 8/26/2016: Jewish Renewal Movement, with Rabbi Richard Simon of Temple Har Zion, Mt. Holly, NJ

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Richard Simon, rabbi at Temple Har Zion in Mt. Holly, NJ. Temple Har Zion describes itself as honoring “Conservative tradition with [Read more…]

Women buying produce at the Shuk haCarmel, Tel Aviv. Steve Lubetkin Photo/Used by permission.
D'vrei Torah

Ekev: Not By Bread Alone!!!

This week’s portion, “Ekev” continues the recitation by Moses of aspects of the Wilderness experience. The portion begins with a morally questionable (to us in our age) call to destroy the people of Canaan who [Read more…]

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Riding The Age Wave

Several years ago,, while on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism, our Department of Jewish Family Concerns developed programming that has evolved into Jewish Sacred Aging. One of our motivations was the observation that [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

V’etchanen: For What and To Who Do We “Plead?”

This week’s portion, which begins at the end of chapter 3 of Deuteronomy, presnts us with a host of issues, not the least of which is the recitation in chapter 5 of the 10 Commandments [Read more…]

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BGR 8/16/2016: Faith issues in aging

On the August 16, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio, the guest is the Rev. Dr. William B. Randolph, Director of Aging and Older Adult Ministries at the Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church, based in [Read more…]