Sandy Taradash's granddaughters Ari, left, and Shayna, visiting the congressional office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ari attending the NFTY youth convention in Dallas, TX
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Organization Programs for Boomers

Program Resources: Wellness Shabbaton and Caregiver’s Symposium/Health Fair

Here are two programs developed by two congregations that speak to aspects of our Jewish Sacred Aging work. We were honored to be part of these. If you are interested in follow up, feel free [Read more…]

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Va’yakhail: (Exodus 35:1-38:21) Our Community, Our Self

The Mishkan is the focus of this portion. Moses calls together the Israelites, issues detailed instructions as to the creation of the Mishkan, and calls Bezalel and “every skilled person” to take the gifts from people and [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rebroadcast: Prof. Jack Wertheimer, author of Award-Winning ‘The New American Judaism’

Rabbi Address speaks with Prof. Jack Wertheimer, the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, about his latest book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today . [Read more…]

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The Dining Room Window

  I woke up one recent morning to snow—yet again! Put on my slippers, stepped out of my cozy bed cocoon, half asleep and grumpy, and trudged reluctantly to the kitchen to start my coffee. [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Wise Aging Training Now Accepting Applications

Jewish Sacred Aging® is pleased to help promote the next round of Wise Aging trainings. Wise Aging, founded in 2014, is designed to “engage Jewish adults aged 55 and older”. The program is geared to [Read more…]

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Ki Tisa: A Heart Of Wisdom- Al Vorspan: z”l

Ki Tisa the portion that is read this coming Shabbat, is one of the most powerful of all our portions in that it contains the story of the Golden Calf. (Exodus 32). The lack of faith [Read more…]

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JSA in the News

Rabbi Address featured in Deseret News article about Alzheimer’s and sexuality

Rabbi Address was interviewed in an article in the Feb. 13, 2019 Deseret News, “She has Alzheimer’s. He has a girlfriend. Is he committing adultery?” You can read the article on the Deseret News website here, or download [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Pod: Rabbi Lewis Eron on his new book, “I Am,” about the Sh’ma prayer

  In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Rabbi Lewis John Eron, Ph.D., who recently retired as chaplain at the Lion’s Gate continuing care retirement community in Camden County, NJ. Rabbi [Read more…]

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Tetzaveh: The Words Of My Mouth Shall Be UponMy Heart

This Shabbat we meet Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-29:10) and with it the detailed instructions Priestly vestments. Clothes helped make the men in this passage. Indeed, we are regained with the fine points of Priestly dress and, in [Read more…]