The longevity revolution raises new and exciting challenges for us. There are new and interesting ideas evolving on how we can negotiate the passage
into life’s “third stage”.
In these posts we hope to present some of these new ideas and approaches to our own aging. They represent the thoughts of the writers and we hope that you find these “Thought Pieces” stimulating and personally meaningful.
Several things happened to me concurrently. First, I was about to retire from a wonderful 32 Year career as Director of Religious Education from Am Shalom, a great [...]
A High Holiday Message… Sounds like a joke right out of Joan Rivers’ joke box. She always wanted us to laugh in spite of what we were dealing with, to show us we were not [...]
I have a friend to whom I have been close for the past three/four years. We enjoy a regular lunch date because between bites, we consistently have much to share. We are [...]
This story is hard for me to write. Nevertheless, it is in my head, keeping me up at night, it is a subject that needs to be confronted and I have been chosen. Many years [...]
There is a little enclave of quaint early 20th century houses and buildings that improbably sits above the coastal road in the hills between Caesarea and Haifa. Once an Arab [...]
Editor’s Note: Agnes Herman is a retired social worker in California. Her late husband, Rabbi Erwin Herman, was director of regions for the Union for Reform Judaism. [...]
My favorite novels, as my son always points out to me, are the same story: Jewish family in Eastern Europe, persecuted by the Bolsheviks, they flee schlepping their down [...]
Rabbi Address led a Union for Reform Judaism webinar May 19, “Engaging Boomers in our Congregations.” You can listen to the webinar recording or download it here. [...]
Editor’s Note: Rabbi Address is a regular contributor of content to FamilyAffaires.com. This is a blog post he wrote for the site. I am a fan of Star Trek. The [...]
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 [...]