As we age we become more aware of our own mortality and ask how we can live so life has meaning. In this presentation, we will explore how a series of Torah texts can form a foundation for our own life’s next stage. Following Rabbi Address’ talk, representatives from the Wilf Campus for Jewish Living will be available to discuss and advise on specific challenges related to aging and care giving.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, is the founder and Director of Jewish Sacred Aging, LLC® and the website www.jewishsacredaging.com. He hosts a regular series of Jewish Sacred Aging pod-casts. Rabbi Address was ordained from HUC-JIR in 1972 and has served congregations in New Jersey and California. He served on the staff of the Union for Reform Judaism for over three decades as Regional Director, and then as founding Director of the Department of Jewish Family Concerns. He has served as adjunct faculty at HUC-JIR in New York, Co-Chairs the Jewish Advisory group for Sukkat Shalom, and the the Jewish Hospice of Samaritan Health Care. Rabbi Address also serves on an advisory committee for Jewish committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley, and co-chairs the Committee of Spirituality and Diversity for C-TAC, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, in Washington, DC. He has contributed to numerous sites and publications on issues related to Boomers, spirituality and aging. His recent book (Behrman House) is Seekers of Meaning: Baby Boomers, Judaism and the Pursuit of Healthy Aging.
This program is co-sponsored by The Wilf Campus for Jewish Living and Brandeis National Committee,