Reflections on Aging

Ag Herman Guest Post: Death is a Fact of Life!

I have a friend to whom I have been close for the past three/four years.  We enjoy a regular lunch date because between bites, we consistently have much to share.  We are able to settle [Read more…]

Jewish Baby Boomers

Agnes Herman Guest Post: Judaism, A Choice?

This story is hard for me to write. Nevertheless, it is in my head, keeping me up at night, it is a subject that needs to be confronted and I have been chosen. Many years [Read more…]

Mrs. Agnes Herman shares the story and some thoughts about her and her husband’s acquisition of the Yanov Torah at the dedication ceremony in November 2008. The Yanov Torah was subsequently donated to HUC-JIR/LA and often taken by rabbinical students to their student pulpits throughout the Western Region. Read more about it here.
Reflections on Aging

Guest Post from Agnes Herman: Lovingkindness

Editor’s Note: Agnes Herman is a retired social worker in California. Her late husband, Rabbi Erwin Herman, was director of regions for the Union for Reform Judaism. She graciously contributed this commentary from her own [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

Making the aging process less threatening for seniors

February is a sad month for me. Like Carl Sandburg’s “fog”, sadness creeps up on “little cat feet”, though I recognize the feeling each year I wonder why, then remember. My Beloved Erv died (it’s [Read more…]

Health and Wellness Programs

Guest contributor Agnes Herman discusses ‘Mindfulness’

Editor’s Note: Agnes Herman is a nationally known writer and contributor to many publications. This is her first contribution to Mindfulness was originally conceived as a way to ease suffering and cultivate compassion. The [Read more…]