Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Sara Schneider discusses “The Human Journey” interactive program for deep listening about life stages

Sara Schneider, founder & CEO of The Human Journey, discussses how the program’s two-hour guided experience takes families of birth, families of choice, and support groups from suffering, isolation, and fragmentation to togetherness, meaning, and deep listening. [Read more…]

pointing by Justin Leonard, on Flickr
Baby Boomer Bubbe

The Uniqueness of YOU

Have you ever given much thought to the fact that each one of us is a one-of-a-kind, an only, rare, unique and exclusive individual that exists nowhere else on this planet? If you put it [Read more…]

Item crocheted by Carole Leskin's grandmother. Carole Leskin Photo/Used by permission.
Reflections on Aging

My Grandmother’s Hands

It began as just another ordinary day. I woke up, stretched and gently put my feet over the side of the bed. I did my exercises, 15 minutes designed to loosen my stiffened joints and [Read more…]

Adam Greene 18 years old, grandson; Marvin Greene 38 years old, grandfather; Mike Greene 22 years old, grandson. Marvin died in 1962. Adam and Mike were Photoshopped into the picture in 2008, 46 years after Marvin died!
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Honoring My Parents on Their Yahrtzeit

My parents died when they were 38 years old. In a car accident. A drunk driver hit us head-on. I lived. I was 16. I have always been plagued about why I survived. It’s not [Read more…]

"Counting the Omer," by Holly Hayes, from Used under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Rabbi Address' Monthly Message

Rabbi Address’s Mid-Month Message: MAKING SURE IT COUNTS: The OMER and us.

In Jewish tradition, this period between Passover and the festival of Shavuot is referred to as the “omer”. This reflects back to Torah and the charge to take a cutting of barley each day between [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Transitions and Meaning

I recently was honored to do a workshop for a synagogue in Chicago (Sukkat Shalom). They were developing a program focusing on baby boomers and aging. In a break-out session the subject again turned to [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Passover and Personal Liberation

In a few weeks we’ll be gathering again for the family ritual of the seder. Passover arrives and with it the spring and another opportunity for own own reflection. I am always struck by the [Read more…]