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Care-Giving Concerns

Rabbi Address’s article on end-of-life conversations published on “My Jewish Learning”

Rabbi Address recently covered key points to know about having end-of-life discussions with your family in an article, “How to Talk To Loved Ones About Your End-of-Life Wishes: Do’s and don’t’s for broaching the most [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

To Hospice or Not to Hospice?

I want to begin this essay with an acknowledgment: I believe hospice performs extraordinary work in life’s final stage. I know that hospice care varies from place to place, but I personally have never seen [Read more…]

Rabbi Richard Address
Care-Giving Concerns

The power of community: Quiet victories and simple heroes

I recently had the honor of being part of a discussion at a small conference in Chicago as part of an organization called C-CHANGE. It is devoted to exploring and developing teams of people that [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A message from ‘Bill’: My Story, My Journey, My Legacy

Editor’s Note: “Bill” has made a choice to forego additional treatment in his battle with cancer. A 50 something man, he accepted the invitation of to write his story. He agreed to share what [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

TED Talk by Judy MacDonald Johnston discusses end-of-life planning

In this recently published short TED Talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston deals with the serious topic of “Good End of Life Planning.” From the TED Talks page: Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Bad News: Dancing with our Contract With God….

I just received news that an old friend passed away. For ten years I served as the Rabbi of Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara. For ten years my friend, in addition to serving on [Read more…]