Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Pod 9/13/2019: Yeshiva University’s Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care

In this podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Gary Stein of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, about the school’s new Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. Joining Prof. Stein in the conversation are several participants in the program. [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers
Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHPM Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

SOM Podcast: Palliative Care, with Dr. Stephen Goldfine

Rabbi Address discusses contemporary approaches to palliative care for terminally ill patients with Dr. Stephen Goldfine, chief medical officer of Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in South Jersey, on this edition of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast . [Read more…]

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BGR 5/3/2016: Proper use of prescription drugs and the sociology of aging

On the May 3 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, the guests are Coleen Kayden R.Ph., a geriatric and palliative care pharmacist to dsicuss the proper understanding of prescription drugs for boomers and elders; and Thomas [Read more…]

Resource Articles

Philadelphia Inquirer posts article on palliative medicine

The Philadelphia Inquirer had an article on palliative care in its October 25 edition. You can read the article, “Heeding patients’ spiritual needs benefits all,” at this link.

Reflections on Aging

The World of Hospice Through A Rabbi’s Eyes

I am a hospice chaplain. I am also a rabbi. After serving a congregation for 10 years I made a big change and entered the world of hospice. More than 20 years ago my grandmother [Read more…]

On the March 24, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio Show, the guests are palliative care expert Dr. Diane Meier, left, and financial planning specialist Peter Hecht.
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Palliative Care and Financial Planning on 3/24 Boomer Generation Radio

Returning to Boomer Generation Radio on March 24, 2015 is Peter Hecht of Hecht Investment Group, an affiliate of Janney Montgomery Scott. to discuss family financial planning issues for “club sandwich generation” baby boomers. Peter [Read more…]

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BGR 12/2/2014: End of life issues and palliative care discussed

On the December 2, 2014 Boomer Generation Radio program, Rabbi Address interviews Debra Dunn, a registered nurse who works as a volunteer with Compassion and Choices. Compassion & Choices is a nonprofit organization committed to [Read more…]

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets new immigrant soldiers during the traditional reception on Sukkot holiday at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem. GPO photo by Ohayon Avi.
D'vrei Torah

A lesson from Ariel Sharon’s passing

This is not a political piece. Not by any stretch. Then again, I guess everything can be considered political in some sense. I recently began a class in my congregation on Responsa; the traditional literary [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

Center for Jewish End of Life Care launched by MJHS Hospice and UJA-Federation of New York

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and UJA-Federation of New York are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Jewish End of Life Care. The Center, a web-based resource and knowledge center, is dedicated [Read more…]