Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Daniel Roberts discusses rituals for retirement on Oct. 9 Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast

Rabbi Daniel Roberts, rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanu El in Orange Village (near Cleveland), Ohio, discusses his work creating rituals for retirement on the Oct. 9, 2020 Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast. [Read more…]

JSA in the News

Rituals Essential to Late-Life Transitions – London Free Press

The Rev. Sheila Macgregor, lead minister of Siloam United Church, wrote this commentary in the London Free Press, London, Ontario, which mentions Jewish Sacred Aging. Rabbi Address will be a keynote speaker at Canadian Boomerfest: A [Read more…]

Resource Articles
Talmud Torah

Phoenix Rabbi’s Commentary Notes Rabbi Address’ Remarks at Health Conference

In a commentary published in the Phoenix Jewish News, “Dying raises new issues today,” Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, a spiritual leader at Temple Chai in Phoenix, discusses the conference, “Health, Mortality and Morality: Jewish Perspectives,” held [Read more…]

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Talmud Torah

Rituals for Signing Advance Health Directive and Healthcare Proxy

One of the issues that keeps coming up in workshops on end of life issues and ritual creation, is the need for some ritual or prayer that can be said at the time we sign [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Empty Chairs

A Pesach anecdote: when I became the Senior Rabbi at a large Miami congregation, among my many meetings with the Founding Rabbi Emeritus, the issue of the community Seder (though months away) became the focus [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Rituals of Transition

The High Holidays are over and the year has begun–in earnest. The pace of life has returned and “routine” has ben re-established. Yet, for most of us the routine is that there is no routine.

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Thought Pieces

Coping with Loss….A Yom Kippur Thought Piece

Adam, the first human, was created on the 6th day.  The sun shone for him throughout the entire first day, Shabbat, but he became frightened when he saw darkness encroaching at the conclusion of this [Read more…]