Sandy picks up her granddaughters, Kami and Ari, from Camp Newman, the Reform camp in Santa Rosa, CA.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

You Are Invited…To Participate in the Jewish Baby Boomer Legacy Project!

You have a story. It is your legacy. For some, your journey may seem ordinary and mundane while for others, your journey may seem filled with ups and downs, with more than uncommon experiences. Whatever [Read more…]

Sandy Taradash attending Hamilton with her son, Randy.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Hamilton—The Real Message

  Tickets are expensive, very expensive, regardless if you are trying to see the acclaimed Broadway success in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles. (In San Francisco, over 500 people waited in a line [Read more…]

Cenotaph of Jacob at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. By A ntv - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Talmud Torah

D’var Torah on Parshat Vayehi

With Parshat Vayehi, the Book of Genesis reaches its grand finale. With Jacob and his extended family gathered in the land of Egypt, first, the illustrious Patriarch himself, Jacob, dies – “was gathered unto his [Read more…]

Sandy Taradash's hero, her Bubbe, Rose Ruchel Zupnik/Anne Hinka Glebmen Glabman.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

My Hero…Who is Yours?

My hero is my Bubbe. Rose Ruchel Zupnik/Anne Hinka Glebmen Glabman. She had many names because her life took her on a journey where she had to phase into new personas. The interesting fact is [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Dividends – Thoughts from Rabbi Jonathan Kendall

I retired from the rabbinate almost three years ago. (A terrible confession: I don’t attend worship services all that much.) I am a dinosaur, a Jurassic Rabbi, and the Reform Judaism of today has pretty [Read more…]

Resource Links

Key tips on advance planning from AfterSteps

By Alejandra Oliva End-of-life planning has the aspects we all know about – have you written a will? Does your family know what to do in case of a medical or financial emergency if you [Read more…]