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Jewish Sacred Aging at Judea Reform

The Caring Community and Adult Education Committees at JRC are grateful to be in continued partnership with Rabbi Richard Address for our ongoing exploration of Jewish Sacred Aging. Below you will find Rabbi Address' upcoming class schedule for Winter 2022/23,  as well as an archive of the previous classes he led at JRC.

Winter 2023-2024 Class Schedule 


We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Zoom.  The four sessions will be facilitated by Rabbi Richard Address, D.Min the director of Jewish Sacred Aging®.

  • November 16, 2023: Heschel, Buber and Frankl on Navigating Life's Third and Fourth Stages: View Recording Here, Passcode: !km0Z5&z

  • December 7, 2023: A Theology of Loss: Holding On And Letting Go with Honi: View Recording Here, Passcode: 8V$NRYs3

  • January 11, 2024: The "New" Jewish Grandparent: View Recording Here, Passcode: CpAT0sd?

  • February 1, 2024: Making Sacred Decisions as Life Ebbs: View Recording Here, Passcode: Ke2kG&b6

About Sacred Aging and Rabbi Address

What is the Jewish Sacred Aging Project?

The Jewish Sacred Aging Project, founded by Rabbi Richard F. Address, is a forum for the Jewish Community offering  spiritual guidance on entering the third and fourth life stages. With resources and texts based in Jewish values and teachings, this project has created  awareness for congregations on the implication of the aging revolution for Jewish communal and congregational life, with emphasis on the aging of the baby boom generation.  

Meet Rabbi Richard F. Address

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of The Jewish Sacred Aging Project. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism;  first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including That You May Live Long: Caring for Our Aging Parents, Caring for Ourselves


Winter 2022-2023 

"I Say a Little Prayer for... A look at prayer, its' focus, what it means for us, and who may be listening."
Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm, Online only
December 15: Is Anyone Listening? Who Do I Pray To? Does It Really Matter? 
Zoom Recording: Passcode Q+f7*Rh2
January 5: How Come We Are Praying for Resurrection of the Body...Aren't We Reform?
Zoom Recording: Passcode E5Y!iPtu
February 2: What Does This Really Mean? What do these prayers say to you? Part 1: Shabbat
Zoom Recording: Passcode n38*R#q!
March 2: What Does This Really Mean? What do these prayers say to you? Part 2: Holidays
Zoom Recording: Passcode: Wa*$i=8v

The Long and Winding Road (2021)

Navigating our Life's Journey and how Jewish texts and values can be our spiritual guide for our third and fourth life stages.

Rabbi Richard Address will lead the Judea Reform community through a series of sessions throughout the coming months and all are welcome. These workshops (August/September, October, and December) explore various issues related to aging and entering the third and fourth life stages. Drawing on his foundational work with Jewish Sacred Aging, Rabbi Address will offer teachings for the High Holy Days, new rituals for new life stages, and the art and challenge of the life stage of caregiving.  

Section I: These Are The Good Old Days 

Section II: Light One Candle: New Rituals for New Life Stages

Section III: I Want to Hold Your Hand: The Art and Challenge of the Life Stage of Caregiving

  • December 1: Why is Caregiving a New Life Stage? A Coming Generational Storm? To watch the recording, please click here.
  • December 8: A Look at Caregiving Through Jewish Tradition from Torah to Talmud to Today. To watch the recording, please click here.
  • December 15: Bring this All Home to Judea Reform . . .. To watch the recording, please click here.

Owning Our Aging: My Life's Sacred Journey (2022)

Rabbi Richard Address joined Judea Reform Congregation to continue the conversation about Jewish Sacred Aging. Owning Our Aging: "My Life's Sacred Journey," explored the challenges, joys, concerns, and possibilities of our own aging. Using the image of the Israelites in their journey through the Wilderness, and our calendar journey from Passover to Shavuot, we looked at a variety of issues, decisions and personal challenges that we all face.

Thu, April 25 2024 17 Nisan 5784