Rituals

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

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 [Read more...]

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, [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]