Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbis Matt Soffer and Geri Newburge Discuss High Holiday Plans, Issues for Mid-Career Rabbis

On this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast and TV Show, two mid-career rabbis, Rabbi Geri Newburge, rabbi at Main Line Reform Temple/Beth Elohim, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and Rabbi Matt Soffer, senior rabbi at Judea Reform Congregation, Durham, North Carolina, discuss their plans for observing the High Holy Days with their congregations and issues affecting their rabbinates. [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Meditations on life, death and an afterlife for an improved Shanah Tovah

Editor’s Note: This essay by Rabbi Allen S. Maller was originally published on the blogs of The Times of Israel. It is republished here with Rabbi Maller’s kind permission. In just four weeks Jews will begin [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Louisiana Rabbi Launches M’vakshim/Seekers: Exploring the Opportunities of Aging, In High Holiday Sermons

Rabbi Robert H. Loewy, rabbi of Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA, used his 2016 high holidays sermons to introduce a new program focusing on issues of aging. Rabbi Loewy calls the program M’vakshim/Seekers: [Read more…]

"Rosh Hashanah 5769 - The Table," by Edsel Little, used via Creative Commons License on Flickr.com
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Baby Boomers: Was there Gravy on Your Bubbe’s Table?

The landscape of our holiday table is changing. Not every guest has celebrated with apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah or had cold cuts on Break-the-Fast or read from the Haggadah while eating matzah. Whether [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Rabbi Cary Kozberg: HHD Sermon, “…To still ‘hear the voice’”

Editor’s Note: Rabbi Cary Kozberg has been Director of Spiritual Life at Wexner Heritage Village in Columbus, OH, since 1989. His responsibilities include overseeing the religious and spiritual nurturing of residents, family members and staff [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

The call of the month of Elul

Shalom. This month is a special one within the Jewish calendar. Elul begins. This is the last month of the Jewish year and in it, we are asked to slowly prepare our souls for the [Read more…]