Rabbi Richard Address - Mandel JCC Festival of Books
Book: Seekers of Meaning: Baby Boomers, Judaism, and the Pursuit of Healthy Aging
"Who am I? Why am I here?" As we age, these questions take on new relevance, all the more so as we face the challenges of our aging society as we are becoming caregivers for loved ones and struggling with our own issues of health and wellness. Where do we turn for guidance in navigating these uncharted waters? Where do we now seek meaning in our lives? The answer, Rabbi Richard Address argues, is to be found in our relationships. Using key texts from the Torah in Seekers of Meaning, Rabbi Address shows that the foundation of a happy and healthy life is the meaning we seek in the community of othersour family, our friends, our congregationsand in our most fundamental relationship with God. The book has been described as "a stunningly useful spiritual grounding for the new post-middle-age to pre-old age population."
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min., is senior rabbi of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and adjunct professor at Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion in New York. Before returning to the pulpit in 2011, he served the Union for Reform Judaism for over three decades. Rabbi Address is a renowned speaker and teacher, and author or editor of dozens of books and articles including That You May Live Long: Caring for Our Aging Parents, Caring for Ourselves, To Honor and Respect, and Caring for the Soul. He lives in southern New Jersey with his wife, Jane.
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