Leading voices in current aging movement, Dr. Rick Moody and Rabbi Dayle Friedman

Join two of the leading voices in the current aging movement on the March 27 edition of Jewish Sacred Aging Radio/Podcast.

Dr. Rick Moody and Rabbi Dayle Friedman are the featured guests to discuss a wide variety of issues. They will comment on the upcoming national Positive Aging conference as well as look at many of the issues that surround the current movement in successful aging.

About the Guests

Rabbi Dayle Friedman
Rabbi Dayle Friedman

Spiritual care professional: board certified by Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains; founding director, chaplaincy services, Philadelphia Geriatric Center; trainer and mentor of clergy from all streams of Judaism.

Rabbi: inspiring worship leader; innovative ritual facilitator; creative interpreter of classic Jewish wisdom in a contemporary context.

Teacher: faculty, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (1989-2011), mentor to rabbis, chaplains and clergy from all streams of Judaism; consultant to professionals and organizations

Social innovator: founder, Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; founding director of chaplaincy services, Philadelphia Geriatric Center; founding co-director, CONNECT, 92nd Street Y, NYC. Listed among 2008 Forward 50; and 2010 Sisterhood 50; winner, 2011 Religion, Spirituality and Aging AwardAmerican Society on Aging

Spiritual guide: participant in think tank on spiritual direction and member of founding spiritual direction team, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; spiritual director to individuals and families on the journey of later life and end- of-life medical decision-making. Adjunct faculty member, Morei Derekh Spiritual Direction Training Program

Writer:  author, Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife (Jewish Lights, 2015), Jewish Visions for Aging: A Professional Guide for Fostering Wholeness (Jewish Lights, 2008); editor, Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources (Jewish Lights, 2nd edition, 2010). Published over 40 articles in journals and periodicals.

Dr. Harry (Rick) Moody
Dr. Harry (Rick) Moody

A graduate of Yale (1967) and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University (1973), Rick Moody taught philosophy at Columbia, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 1999 to 2001 he served as National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Faith in Action and, from 1992 to 1999, was Executive Director of the Brookdale Center at Hunter College. Before working at Hunter, he served as Administrator of Continuing Education Programs for the Citicorp Foundation and later as Co-Director of the National Aging Policy Center of the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC. Dr Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a number of books.

For more information, visit Rick’s website.

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