Here is another program that Boomers may enjoy. Dawn Mastoridis is Marketing Director of ReServe®, an innovative organization that matches professionals age 55+ with organizations that need their expertise. Non profits and public agencies, and Community Partners can tap in to the lifetime of experience to fill gaps at affordable rates. There is a small stipend paid to “ReServists” which is paid by the employers who also pay a small program fee. ReServists come from all walks of life, and include marketing managers, social workers, artists, administrative assistants, HR professionals, financial analysts, as well as people who have worked at all levels of health care, banking, advertising, education and government. As Boomers seek to expand their impact and use our life experience, ReServe® may be a good possibility. Jewish Sacred Aging spoke with Dawn recently (we are trying to get a date for a podcast) and she is looking for volunteers in several locations around USA. Go to www.reserveinc.org. There is a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ReserveNY and you can contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.