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D'vrei Torah

Davar Torah, Matot-Masei 5780 (Saturday, July 18 2020): A Taste of Remote Shul…long ago

“The ultimate questions in life are those thrust upon us where something is going to happen whether we swing at the pitch or choose to ignore it,” writes Chaplain Barry Pitegoff in this week’s d’var Torah. [Read more…]


Bringing Advance Care Conversations to Your Congregation

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post is provided by Rosemary Lloyd, BSN, MDiv, Advisor to Faith Communities for The Conversation Project. Congregations are ideal settings for starting conversations about what matters most to people when it comes [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Rabbi Address Presents Webinar on Synagogues and Mental Health for Older Adults

Rabbi Address led a webinar for the Union for Reform Judaism last week on “Judaism, Older Adults, Mental Health and Your Congregation,” for the URJ-Ruderman Mental Health Learning Opportunity series. You can watch the 45-minute [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Judaism, Older Adults, Mental Health and Your Congregation – URJ Webinar April 18 2pm

Is your congregation looking for ways to discuss mental health? Are you actively looking for ways to support older adults with depression and other mental illnesses in your community? Rabbi Address will be leading a [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Request from Rabbinic Student for Responses to Congregational Survey

Dear Congregational Rabbis, My name is Rebecca Kamil and I am a fifth year student at HUC in Cincinnati.  My rabbinic thesis is entitled Engaging the Elderly in Congregational Life, and focuses on the best [Read more…]

Contributions to Other Sites

URJ Webinar Podcast: Engaging Boomers in our Congregations

Rabbi Address led a Union for Reform Judaism webinar May 19, “Engaging Boomers in our Congregations.” You can listen to the webinar recording or download it here. The Union for Reform Judaism was founded in [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

New Section: Spotlight on congregational and organization programs for boomers

We at JSA would like to highlight programs that your congregation or organization has created that celebrate Boomers in one way or another. We hope you will send us some ideas of what you have [Read more…]