Logo seen at memorial service at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA Gov. Tom Wolf official photos via Flickr.com)
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Telling Our Kids/Grandkids Bad News…

Like most of us on Saturday, October 27, we welcomed our lazy-day Shabbat to horrendous news of slaughter at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven dead. Six injured, including police officers who were [Read more…]

Susan Berrin of Sh'ma Now
Talmud Torah

Sh’ma Now: November 2018 issue deals with Areivut, or ‘Ally-ship’

Read the November issue of Sh’ma Now, which deals with the question of “how we ally with others to create coalitions of change.” As editor Susan Berrin describes it, “We examine whether we must agree on [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Chaiyai Sarah: Can We Pass The Chesed Test?

This week’s portion, Chaiyai Sarah (Genesis 23f) speaks to many issues that are reflected in our modern life. The portion begins with Sarah’s death and the myriad of commentaries that look at the cause, so powerful [Read more…]


Guest Essay: Taharot in Pittsburgh

Editor’s Note: Alden Solovy writes the “To Bend Light” blog, where this essay originally appeared. He gave Jewish Sacred Aging permission to reprint it here. Solovy was a guest on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast in July. You [Read more…]

JSA in the News
Dr. Robert SIrota, MD, who is volunteering to provide medical care in underserved parts of Africa and South America.
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Podcast: Dr. Robert Sirota on Reinventing in Retirement

Dr. Robert Sirota, a retired nephrologist, discusses his experiences volunteering with medical personnel in Africa and South America, and describes the benefits of building new experiences in retirement. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayera: Those Who Hesitate…….?

Easily one of the most powerful portions, Vayera (Genesis 18-22) contains within it a lifetime of messages, symbolism and challenges. It opens with the three strangers who are welcomed into Abraham’s tent and, according to tradition [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Restoring the Spirit: A Jewish Spiritual Support Group for Adult Children of People Living with Dementia

Mondays, December 3, 10, 17, January 7 & 14, 8-9:30 p.m., EST, on Zoom (through phone or computer) Tuition: $150 FOR MORE INFORMATION rabbidayle@growingolder.net 215 266 3647 www.growingolder.net If your parent has Alzheimerʼs or other dementia, [Read more…]


The Power of Faith Revisited and Re-affirmed

Conferences can be exciting and energizing. They are also opportunities to have some basic beliefs validated. These last two weeks I have had the pleasure of participating in two very unique meetings. First, the annual [Read more…]