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Making Our Time Count: Is Now The Time for An Elder Revolution?

  Editor’s Note: This column has been crossposted on EJewishPhilanthropy.com and The Jewish News of Northern California (JNews.com). I want to bring an idea to you, an idea whose time may be at hand. It is an [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Tazria-M’tzorah: A Challenging Portion With A Modern Twist

Leviticus 13 begins this very famous double portion. Tazria-M’tzorah has, for years, been the bane of Bat and Bat Mitzvah students. The challenge: how to craft a Dvar Torah from a passage that speaks almost [Read more…]

Rabbi Address, right, chats with Rabbi Sam Joseph after recording the podcast at Temple Emanuel, Cherry Hill, NJ, on March 25.
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Sam Joseph on the state of Jewish education, on the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Sam Joseph, the Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Sh’mini: The Sudden Circumstances of Life!

Sh’mini, our portion for this Shabbat, has perplexed commentators for a very long time. Aaron’s two sons, Nadab and Avihu, are killed suddenly as they offer a sacrifice. In Leviticus 10:1 we read this rather [Read more…]

Speaking appearances

Rabbi Address guest speaker at Congregation Ner Tamid, Henderson, Nevada

Rabbi Address was the guest speaker at Shabbat services March 31, 2017 at Congregation Ner Tamid, Henderson, NV, the largest Reform congregation in Nevada. You can watch his remarks in the player below:

Organization Programs for Boomers

Congregation Ner Tamid in Nevada Launches Friendly Visitor/Dorot Program

Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, Nevada, has created a Friendly Visitor program working with and based on the Dorot model in New York City. This program is designed to tackle “social isolation and creates inter-generational [Read more…]

Rachael Falk, Psy.D. candidate, discusses her research into end of life spirituality issues on this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast.
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rachael Falk discusses her doctoral research into spirituality and mourning practices, on JSA Podcast

This episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast features a conversation with Rachael Falk, a Psy.D. candidate in clinical psychology, about her doctoral research into spirituality as it relates to end of life and mourning [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Shavuot: Reviving interest in a forgotten day by focusing on those who have forgotten

Coming fifty days after the beginning of Passover and marking the appearance of the first fruits in the Land of Israel, Shavuot is one of five festivals whose observance is commanded in the Torah.  Shifting [Read more…]