Wise Aging Training Now Accepting Applications

Jewish Sacred Aging® is pleased to help promote the next round of Wise Aging trainings. Wise Aging, founded in 2014, is designed to “engage Jewish adults aged 55 and older”. The program is geared to help people find a meaningful place within the Jewish world as well as to find meaning within this ever expanding age of longevity. There are two upcoming training sessions and we are pleased to provide information on the training and how to connect with Wise Aging staff.


The Wise Aging program, created by The Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and based on the book Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowen z”l and Dr. Linda Thal announces two upcoming facilitator trainings:

Facilitator Trainings:
Washington D.C. – March 31 – April 2, 2019
Portland, OR – June 2-4, 2019

Being a Wise Aging facilitator is personally satisfying and enriching. Current facilitators are inspired by the content of the Wise Aging curriculum, the contemplative practices and the insights of group participants as they help a whole generation re-imagine aging. They are excited to be part of a coast to coast community of Wise aging facilitators who are making a contribution to the Jewish present and future.

Trained facilitators lead groups of 10-12 participants who are generally 60 years of age or older. They discuss topics such as: Exploring this Stage of Life, Cultivating Nourishing Relationships, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Living with Loss and Finding Light. The groups meet in a variety of settings including synagogues and JCCs.

There are four steps to becoming a training facilitator and those who are interested must apply to attend. For more information about these trainings, to receive an Application Form and/or to learn more about the Wise Aging program, contact batyaperman@gmail.com.


In addition, we are posting PDFs that detail an overall background as to the History of Wise Aging as well as details on the training schedules and fees. You can download these documents by clicking on the titles.

Becoming A Wise Aging Facilitator in 2019

Application for Wise Aging Intro Training

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