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2024 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

RABBI RICHARD F. ADDRESS

Founder & Director of Jewish Sacred Aging

February 2 - 4, 2024

The overall theme of the weekend is:

“Birth is a Beginning and Death A Destination:

A Look at My Life, and Yours, from Both Sides Now.” 

WALK-INS WELCOME BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHABBAT DINNER,  SHABBAT CAFE LUNCH, AND MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST.

For more information or any questions, please contact the Temple at 941.383.8428


Rabbi Richard Address 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.


 

THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE INCLUDES SUB-THEMES,  MEAL, SERVICE & PROGRAM INFORMATION:

 

EREV SHABBAT - February 2 @ 5:30 pm

"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.

There will be a Community Shabbat Dinner following services with an Israeli menu which includes: Israeli Salad, Hummus, Tahini, Eggplant Salad, Israeli Schnitzel, Shakshuka Salmon, Israeli Couscous, Grilled Vegetables, and Baklava

$35 per person - Must RSVP by Monday, January 29 at noon. 

Reservations can be placed at the bottom of this page, or by calling (941) 383-3428. 


SHABBAT MORNING - February 3 @ 10:00 am

"MAKING SACRED DECISIONS AS LIFE CHANGES - Will discuss the way our traditional texts provide guidance in making Jewish value-based decisions, including care giving, and how we work within the blessings and challenges of medical technology, including how the different Jewish streams may view such developments.

Following the Service and Presentation, all in attendance are invited to partake of a light lunch at TBI’s FREE Shabbat Café.

Please contact the Temple office to let us know you plan to attend, no later than Tuesday, January 30 at noon. (941) 383-3428 or email office@longboatkeytemple.org


SUNDAY MORNING - February 4 @ 9:30 am

"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.

Men’s Club Breakfast Program  - $15 per person payable to the TBI Men’s Club

MUST RSVP by Wednesday, January 31 at noon

To reserve for the breakfast, please contact the office directly to pay by phone - (941) 383-3428


THE SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE WEEKEND IS FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE CHARLOTTE P. GRAVER FUND OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY

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