Plans are now being made for Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions of Wise Aging. Wise Aging is a series of educational and experiential discussion circles. The Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) developed the framework and curriculum for Wise Aging in response to the growing community need for meaningful and thoughtful consideration of aging, Jewishly, in today’s world. Dozens of groups have formed in the Boston and NYC areas; and now the Bureau of Jewish Education has brought the program to the Valley of the Sun. Rabbi Shapiro has brought the program to us.
If you are between the ages of 50 to 90, and are interested in creating a vision for yourself of the next decades of your life, put your name on our growing list of participants. Many of us will live one, two, or even three decades longer than our parents, and have few ideas about what that added time can look like. We may be asked to help someone else, friend or relative, wrestle with the same issues. You can learn new ways of thinking, new strategies for coping, and new spiritual ideas. Perhaps, new friends.
In general, meetings will be two hours in length. The frequency, duration, and specific dates will be organized based on the schedules of congregants expressing interest. Aileen Louik and Ellen Williams are the facilitators. Placing your name on the list does not obligate you. You will learn more about Wise Aging. You will have input into scheduling and topics to be addressed. There will be a fee. No one will be turned away who is unable to pay.
Call the temple office to add your name to the interest list.