Rituals

Rituals that can give meaning and comfort to the Jewish Sacred Aging journey.

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Empty Chairs

April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Pesach anecdote: when I became the Senior Rabbi at a large Miami congregation, among my many meetings with the Founding Rabbi Emeritus, the issue of the community Seder [...]

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 [...]

Bubbe and me

January 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Have I told you the story about my Bubbe [Yiddish, grandmother] coming to my son’s Bar Mitzvah but she was already dead? This is a true story that if I had not been there [...]

Treating our homes as sacred space

November 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

  There is a growing acknowledgment of the heavy load the boomer generation is carrying.  Many of us — even Rabbi Address, the leader of this site — are [...]

D’var Torah: Unatana Tokef

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

A modern meditation Rabbi Ann Brener, LCSW We now confront the meaning of this day As we stare into the face of our own mortality. We form a circle. Hands and souls linked, [...]

A ritual for leaving the family home

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

For many of us, when we move into a new home, we affix a mezuzah with a small ceremony. We welcome the creation of a Jewish home. Rabbi Michael Howald Yet, when it comes time [...]

Schvat- a Harbinger of Hope

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

President Obama’s inauguration January 20th was a day that I could not have imagined as a young Jewish girl growing up in the Jim Crow New Orleans of the 1950’s. My [...]