I recently had the honor of kicking off the new program for Boomers and Elders at Kol Tikvah in Parkland, FL. Cantor Malcolm Arnold has put together a talented committee that has created this new program. We outline it here, as part of a series of congregation based programs that we will highlight. Thanks as well to Rabbi Bradd Boxman and Rabbi Melissa Stollman who are supporting this effort.
Life’s Sacred Journey will feature a series of programs and dialogues in the first of part of 2017. Following up on our scholar in residence weekend, the outline of the program is:
- Health Living Symposium. Jan 29
- Social Engagement, scheduled for February at local Apple store
- End of Life Decision featuring the film “Being Mortal” based on Atul Gawande’s book (March)
- Finances of Aging focusing on financial planning for longevity (April)
- Bereavement Support and Caregiving Forums: scheduled throughout the program
The program will make use of local resources and congressional talent to reinforce concerns that emerged in the kick off weekend. The clergy will support this with texts, prayers and rituals.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.