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2024 Scholar-in-Residence w/ Rabbi Richard F. Address

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - February 4 @ 12:00 pm

The Temple Beth Israel Speakers Committee presents its 2024 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, with guest speaker Rabbi Richard Address.

Rabbi Address is the founder & director of Jewish Sacred Aging. He served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism, first as Regional Director, and in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns. He has served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in family programming. A major part of his life’s work has been in the development and implementation of the Project on Sacred Aging, responsible for creating awareness and resources for congregations on the implication of the emerging longevity revolution with growing emphasis on the aging of baby boom generation.

This 3-Day Weekend includes the following topics of discussion & events:

Friday, February 2, 2023 – 5:30pm
Standing Before God: A Look At Jewish Approaches to Health
and Wellness- How our sacred texts and tradition look at physical and mental health. As a “holistic” religious community, we shall examine how we view the intersection of mind, body and soul.
A community Shabbat dinner will follow, Registration required. *The Shabbat Dinner is open to the community. Must RSVP by Friday, 1/22/24. $35 per person. Reserved Seating.

Saturday, February 3, 2023 – 10:00am
Making Sacred Decisions as Life Changes
– Will discuss the way our traditional texts provide guidance in making Jewish value-based decisions, including caregiving, and how we work within the blessings and challenges of medical technology, including how the different Jewish streams may view such developments. A Shabbat Café will follow presentation. Registration required.

Sunday, February 4, 2024 – 9:30am
New Rituals and blessings for our New Life-Stages
We will discuss some examples of new rituals, including reciting a blessing when signing your will, the removal of your wedding ring after the year of mourning, older adult cohabitation without marriage, and re-defining “adultery” in light of Alzheimer’s/Dementia and more. Breakfast and discussion. $18.00. Registration required. Sponsored by the TBI Men‘s Club.

For a complete bio, schedule, and registration, please visit: www.longboatkeytemple.org/scholar


February 2 @ 5:30 pm
February 4 @ 12:00 pm
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Temple Beth Israel
567 Bay Isles Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228
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