Rabbi Address was the guest speaker at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona this week. On Thursday, he spoke at Jewish Wisdom and Wellness, a Week of Learning sponsored by Kalsman Institute on Judaism And Health: Emanu El in Redlands, CA.
Category: Speaking appearances
Updated 1/31/2013: The conference is now over. Rabbi Address will report on the key highlights in upcoming blog comments.
Rabbi Address, who is co-chair of the C-TAC Interfaith Work Group, spoke and moderated panels at this important conference in Washington.
You can download the CTAC Summit Brochure (PDF), or get more information through the links below.
The Summit created a movement to tackle one of America’s greatest challenges – breaking though the cultural, health system and policy barriers so that seriously ill people receive the right care at the right time and place. Join us and be part of a national movement that will reshape the future.
Whether you are a provider, policy maker, caregiver, family member, educator, faith leader, insurer or advocate, you can be part of the solution to transform advanced care. What you will learn:
- Clinical and Community Models that Work: How to overcome barriers to implement successful advanced illness programs in your area.
- Give People What They Want to Control Spiraling Costs: How to make the argument for better, more holistic approaches to care delivery that increases patient/family satisfaction and lowers costs.
- Policy and Advocacy Approaches: How to leverage diverse groups to deliver a consistent message to key stakeholders and to effect positive policy change.
- Patient/Family, Caregiver and Faith-Based Perspectives: How to use powerful, personal stories to support fundamental change.
- Public, Provider, and Employer Engagement: How to use trusted authorities to educate patients, family, and caregivers about advanced illness.
Speakers include: U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (invited), Mark McClellan, M.D., Susan Dentzer, Judith Salerno, M.D., Leonard Schaeffer, Nancy Brown, Jennie Chin Hansen, Don Schumacher and many others
The conference was held January 29 and 30 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Address was on the road in Beachwood, OH November 14, where he discussed his book, Seekers of Meaning at the Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books and Authors, held at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. If you’d like to organize an event around a lecture or workshop featuring Rabbi Address, let us know!
Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast #5: Progressive Judaism in Latin America, a conversation with Berta Zylberstajn
Rabbi Address has just returned from participation in the 4th Conference of Jewish Communities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sponsored by the World Union for Progressive Judaism – Latin America WUPJ-LA). The World Union for Progressive Judaism is the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements, serving 1,200 congregations with 1.8 million members in more than 45 countries.
While he was in Buenos Aires, Rabbi Address recorded this interview with Berta Zylberstajn, executive secretary of the WUPJ-LA, about the important role Progressive Judaism is playing the spiritual life of Latin American Jewish communities.
Rabbi Address gives Third Annual Steve Jeffers Lecture on Spirituality in Health at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Kansas
In this podcast recorded from the Third Annual Steve Jeffers Lecture on Spirituality in Health at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Rabbi Address defines the new life-cycle stage emerging in today’s society: the caregiver. For many, this entails a balancing act between duties, obligations, guilt, fears, hopes and dreams. Clinicians and clergy face unique challenges juggling professional and family roles. Rabbi Address will discuss psychological and spiritual issues professional caregivers
Rabbi Address discussed Jewish law pertaining to death and dying during this April 14 panel at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA. Other experts on the panel were Dr. Susan Denman, specialist in geriatric medicine; Dr. Michael Levy, oncologist; University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan; and Law Professor Barry Furrow.
You can read the Jewish Exponent article about the panel here.