Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Dr. Jeffrey Cohn discusses his life coaching practice for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast

Dr. Jeffrey Cohn, a retired oncologist, discusses his new venture, Care to Change Coaching, providing life-coaching for patients and their caregivers facing cancer and other serious illnesses, on this week’s Seekers of Meaning Podcast. [Read more…]

Rabbi Ben David, left, poses with his newest book, Seven Days, Many Voices: Insights into the Biblical Story of Creation, while taping this podcast interview with Rabbi Richard Address in the Professional Podcasts studios at The Lubetkin Media Companies, Cherry Hill, NJ
Resource Articles

Resource for Downloading: Cancer Meditations for Your Passover Seder 2018

Rabbi Benjamin David prepared a set of meditations on cancer that can be used as part of your Seder. Rabbi David, a cancer survivor, has given Jewish Sacred Aging® permission to reprint these meditations. Rabbi [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Rabbi Ben David’s Yom Kippur Sermon 2016

So much has happened since 1976.  Think about it for a minute.  Think about how different life was for you and for your family forty years ago.  Maybe you were a young parent.  Forty years [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

To Hospice or Not to Hospice?

I want to begin this essay with an acknowledgment: I believe hospice performs extraordinary work in life’s final stage. I know that hospice care varies from place to place, but I personally have never seen [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

Caregiving for beginners

Editor’s Note: Cameron is husband to Heather Von St. James, survivor advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, and father to Lily Rose. He, along with Heather and young Lily, had their world’s turned upside down [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A message from ‘Bill’: My Story, My Journey, My Legacy

Editor’s Note: “Bill” has made a choice to forego additional treatment in his battle with cancer. A 50 something man, he accepted the invitation of to write his story. He agreed to share what [Read more…]

Exotic spices and produce on sale at the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv.
Jewish Baby Boomers

Sometimes the Third Ear Actually Works

This past week I visited a youngish middle-aged woman in the hospital. She had waged war against breast cancer for three difficult, trying years and finally, after genetic testing, decided that a double mastectomy was [Read more…]

Rabbi David Kohn
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast #6: A conversation with Rabbi Douglas Kohn about Judaism, Cancer, Alzheimer’s

In this program, Podcast #6 in our series, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Douglas Kohn of Congregation Emanu El, Redlands, CA about his two books, Life, Faith, and Cancer, about his own battle with cancer, [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Hope in the Midst of Illness

Hope is a crucial part of facing and coping with a medical illness. It can not only help a patient survive; it can also promote healing. Hope paves the way toward resilience and supports the [Read more…]