2018: In Hope of a Year of Understanding Not Estrangement

Happy and healthy 2018. It certainly has been quite a 2017! As so many of us will pause for some reflection over these next few days, you know those resolutions that last maybe 1 day, [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

In the ‘old age’ home, a reflection by Rabbi Dow Marmur

Rabbi Dow Marmur, rabbi emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Ontario, writes in his latest column for the Toronto Star that in the modern retirement community, living in the present is what matters most. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayechi: The Blessing of Each Day

We end Genesis this week. Vayechi is a portion of great drama and passion. In it we see the conclusion of the cycle that began with Avram and progressed to Jacob and Joseph. Family dynamics [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

Time…Oy Vey, Where is IT and Where did IT Go?

Approaching: 2018…how does that resonate with you? Make you shudder? Make you wonder where all the years have gone? Make you leery/apprehensive/disbelieving that it wasn’t yesterday that you were turning 18? Oy, those were the [Read more…]

Rabbi Simcha Raphael
Organization Programs for Boomers

Mount Airy Learning Tree presents The Bereavement Journey: A Healing Workshop

Sunday March 4, 2018 1:00-6:00 PM Death and loss are central to human life. We can’t control or escape that inexorable reality, but we can choose how we respond to grief and loss. If we [Read more…]

BlogTalkRadio Show

Rabbi Robyn Frisch – Interfaith Families

The guest on this episode of Jewish Sacred Aging Radio is Rabbi Robyn Frisch. Robyn has been the Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia since June 2013. About the Guest Robyn is also the spiritual leader of Temple Menorah [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayigash: Draw Near To Our Soul and Self

” Vayigash: And Judah drew near to him..”(Genesis 44:18), With this phrase we begin one of the more dramatic portions of Torah. This is the climax, in a sense, of the Joseph cycle for it [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

‘Gerotranscendence’ makes aging a positive again

“Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” Ingrid Bergman “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Miketz: Do Not Forget Me…..

Miketz is a wonderful portion. It acts as a sort of bridge in the Joseph cycle, moving the story along, capturing Joseph as he rises to power in Egypt and has the first reunion with [Read more…]