D'vrei Torah

Chukat: “Do It!” Why” Just Because I Said So?

One of the more interesting and obscure rituals appears in this week’s portion. It concerns the red heifer, one without blemish which is to be sacrificed. An elaborate ritual ensues at the beginning of Numbers [Read more…]


Can There Be A Jewish Values Approach To Paying For Health Care?

Yes! We are gearing up for a week of intense debate and discussion on the revisions to the Health Care system of the USA. Already the political lines seem drawn and, no doubt, the many [Read more…]

Resource Articles

Healthcare Discussion Guide

Download the latest version of the Jewish Sacred Aging Healthcare Discussion Guide here. This document will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back occasionally. Health Care Discussion Guide (Last updated 2017-06-23) – PDF [Read more…]

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Carole's Corner

Memories Revisited – For My Father

My father, Herbert Lee Axel, died on May 4, 2005. He was 88 years old. The last 8 years of his life were robbed by Alzheimer’s and he did not recognize me when I visited. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Korach: Challengng Authority…For “The Sake of Heaven”

One of the most famous and, often perplexing Torah portions is this week’s read of the rebellion against Moses and Aaron led by Korach and his sons. Numbers 16 begins this story as Korach accuses [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Making the time to value simply being: Rabbi Dow Marmur

Rabbi Dow Marmur is rabbi emeritus of Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple. He writes a monthly column in the Toronto Star newspaper and on its website, TheStar.com. In his latest column, “Making the time to value simply being,” Rabbi Marmur [Read more…]

JSA Programs and Resources

Denver, CO, City-wide L’Chaim Conference and Resource Day

  Recently, the Jewish community of Denver held its annual day long conference on issues related to Boomers and aging. About 350 lay and professional people attended. The program included several resource tables and drew [Read more…]

"I hope this is me in 40 years" Photo by J.B. Hill, via Flickr.com under Creative Commons License

A Small Reflection for Father’s Day and Beyond: Courtesy of James Michener

Father’s Day and all that means raises a lot of memories for so many of us. Father-son and daughter relationships are always interesting. Just check out literature, mythology or the Bible. Of course, for our [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Do You KNow of “ReServe®”?

Here is another program that Boomers may enjoy. Dawn Mastoridis is Marketing Director of ReServe®, an innovative organization that matches professionals age 55+ with organizations that need their expertise. Non profits and public agencies, and [Read more…]