Live Webinar, 4/17/2024, 4 p.m. US EDT: Reflections on Our Long and Winding Road

We would like to invite you for a first-time conversation on the spiritual issues that emerge as we get older.

  • What lessons have you gained in this journey of life?
  • What keeps you up at night?
  • Where and how have you found meaning and what lessons have been learned about trees planted in the past that have or have not borne fruit? 
  • What investments of time, emotion, caring, planning, devotion, love, belief, energy and sacrifice have contributed to your harvest of meaning and purpose?
  • How do we cope with the necessary and inevitable losses, from relationships to our bodies?
  • Where is the sacred in all of this?

All too often these discussions go unmet. We invite you to join us to have a non-judgmental and open conversation, drawing on the power and strength of our Jewish texts.

This free webinar will take place on Zoom, with an opportunity for audience members to ask questions of the presenters.

There is no cost to attend, but we do need you to register. Click the button below to register, and you will receive Zoom information after you complete the registration.

We look forward to sharing our time with you.

About the Workshop Leaders

Rabbi Mark Howard Levin

Rabbi Mark Howard Levin is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Graduated in 1971 from Boston University, magna cum laude with distinction in religion, Rabbi Levin received his Master of Arts in Hebrew letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 1974, his Certificate in Jewish Communal Studies in 1974 (Los Angeles), and was ordained in 1976 (Cincinnati). Most recently, Rabbi Levin completed his Doctorate of Hebrew Letters through HUC-JIR in New York in May, 2001, and his honorary Doctor of Divinity in 2001 in Cincinnati. He has been the congregational Pulpit Rabbi for Congregation Beth Torah since its inception in 1988 up until his retirement from this position in June 2014. In July 2014 he accepted the position of Beth Torah’s Founding Rabbi. Rabbi Levin is the father of three children and grandfather of two grandchildren. He is married to the former Kacy Childs-Winston, the mother of Kyle and Seth Winston. Rabbi Levin serves on several local boards and writes religion columns for the Kansas City Star, and answers questions for the “Ask the Rabbi” service of the Union of Reform Judaism.

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min.

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.

A major part of Address’s work has been in the development and implementation of the project on Sacred Aging. This project has been responsible for creating awareness and resources for congregations on the implication of the emerging longevity revolution with growing emphasis on the aging of the baby boom generation. This aging revolution has begun to impact all aspects of Jewish communal and congregational life.

Rabbi Address was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati (1972) and served congregations in California before joining the staff of the Union for Reform Judaism (formerly the Union of American Hebrew Congregations) in 1978. He directed the Union’s Pennsylvania Council from 1978 through 2000. In 1997 he founded the Department of Jewish Family Concerns and went full time in New York in January of 2001.

In May 2023, Rabbi Address received a Certificate in Advanced Concepts in an Aging Society from Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.

Rabbi Address received a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling from the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in 1998 and his Doctor of Ministry from HUC-JIR in 1999. He also received his honorary Doctorate from HUC-JIR in 1997.

In January of 2007 he was awarded the “Sherut L’Am” award by the Kalsman Institute for Judaism and Health. He teaches classes in Jewish Family issues and Sacred Aging at the New York campus of HUC-JIR.

In 2024, he received the I.M. Wise Award for Achievement from the Denver, CO, Reform Jewish community.

In March 2010, Rabbi Address was awarded a Best Practices in Older Adult Programs: First Place by the National Council on Aging-Interfaith Coalition on Aging.

Rabbi Address contributes articles for web sites on issues related to spirituality and aging. He co-chairs the Committee on Spirituality and Diversity for C-TAC (Coalition to Transform Advanced Care), and serves as Rabbinic Advisor to Men of Reform Judaism. For four years, he hosted a weekly radio show in Philadelphia called “Boomer Generation Radio,” which is archived in podcast form on this website. Beginning in winter 2018, Rabbi Address began hosting a weekly podcast, Seekers of Meaning, dedicated to discussing issues related to aging, spirituality and the impact on families, and congregations.

Rabbi Address has authored numerous articles, book chapters and books related to the issue of aging.

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