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Seekers of Meaning Podcast: Suzi Abrams, Patient Partners Coordinator, Jewish Family & Childrens Service of So. Jersey

In this second part of a three-part series, the Seekers of Meaning Podcast features a conversation with Suzi Abrams, Patient Partners Program Coordinator at the Samost Jewish Family & Childrens Service of Southern New Jersey. About [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Balak: “A People Apart”.

Balak features one of the more interesting stories in Torah. Batak, Moabite king, fearing the Israelite multitudes, asks Balaam to curse them. God intervenes with Balaam telling him no. Balak “ups” the offer to bring [Read more…]

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Why Does Meaning Matter?

In her latest “Baby Boomer Bubbe” column for jewishsacredaging.com, Sandy wrote about suicide. The news about the rise in suicide has been in the press a lot between the concerns over the opioid crises and [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning Podcast: Marla Myers, Executive Director of Samost Jewish Family & Childrens Service of So. Jersey

On this podcast, we begin a three-part report on the services offered by Jewish Family & Childrens Service of Southern New Jersey, with a conversation featuring Marla Myers, executive director of JFCS. [Read more…]

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Chukat: Transitions and Challenges!

This week’s portion Chukat, begins in Numbers 19 with the description of one of the more famous rituals of purification, the “red heifer/cow”. (“para adumah”). We read agin of the need to bring to God [Read more…]

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Fathers Day: Snapshots of Time and Memory

Fathers Day is tough. I must admit this. I mean, Mother’s Day gets a ton of attention with flowers and brunches and it always seemed, to me, that dads get a sort of, “oh yes, [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning Podcast: Rabbi Elana Kanter and Harriet Rosen on Women’s Jewish Learning Center and Women’s Leadership Institute

On this installment of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Elana Kanter and Harriet Rosen, founders of the Women’s Jewish Learning Center and the Women’s Leadership Institute. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Korach: Ego, Envy and Anger

One of the most interesting and challenging portions of Torah confront us this Shabbat. Korach challenges the leadership of Moses. Numbers 16:1 begins the tale of this rebellion. Korach, joined initially by Dathan and Abiram, [Read more…]

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Million Dollar Mom Film Debuts

“My Million Dollar Mom,” the movie version of Ross Schriftman’s touching memoir of his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, is now available on the web. Ross was a guest on the Jewish Sacred Aging BlogTalkRadio [Read more…]