D’vrei Torah

A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.

Try to remember that day in November…

November 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

There is, perhaps, no greater marker to the first wave of Boomers than November 22, 1963. It was out generation’s “I remember where I was when….” [...]

The Eulogy

November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

A long, long time ago, just on the edge of where memory meets embellishment, I was an Associate Rabbi in Hollywood – not Hollywood, FL, heaven forefend – but the real [...]

Lech L’cha – But not alone

October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

I had the privilege of officiating at the funeral and first evening Shiva Minyan of a lovely man.  It came time to share a D’var Torah during the Minyan and I spoke to [...]

Pursuing Happiness

October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Jewish Sacred Aging welcomes a new contributor, Rabbi Lynnda Targan. You can learn more about her at her website. Rabbi Lynnda Targan The Declaration of [...]

Transitions and Meaning

October 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

I recently was honored to do a workshop for a synagogue in Chicago (Sukkat Shalom). They were developing a program focusing on baby boomers and aging. In a break-out session [...]

Memories of my Mom and Dad — Yizkor 2013

September 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Our Jewish calendar provides us with time to remember those we have loved.  On their Yarzheits, or anniversary of passing, our thoughts turn to our mothers or fathers, our [...]

Transitions and Changes

September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

L’shana Tovah! Once again the calendar turns and we come face to face with the dawn of a new year. 5774! For many of us we will spend some time, either in synagogue or [...]
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