An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Temple Beth El is excited to welcome a new cohort of our Wise Aging program for members aged 50+. Based on the book, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit, this Wise Aging program will consist of seven sessions where we will meet once a week to discuss living life with intentionality, growing older with joy, resilience and purpose. We will explore Jewish teachings related to aging, along with additional modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, contemplative listening, art, and music. At the end of the seven sessions, we will come together for a final program and celebration.
You are invited to join one of the two cohorts consisting of 10-12 people per cohort. Each cohort will led by two individuals who bring passion and expertise to the pursuit of Wise Aging. Learn more about our cohort leaders below.
If you are interested in joining us on this inspiring journey, please register below. If you would like more information, please reach out to Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah at [email protected].
Meeting dates are subject to change due to the preferences of each cohort.
Judith Simon has been in the Healthcare Industry for over 25 years . She was the founder and owner of a licensed Home Care Agency and upon moving to Florida has worked for the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. She facilitates support groups for those living with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's and is the Board Chair of the South Florida Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease. Having taken the Wise Aging class and then becoming a co-facilitator she can’t say enough of the benefits personally, emotionally and spiritually.
Rabbi Steve Moss is a resident of Boynton Beach. He recently retired as Rabbi of B'nai Israel Reform Temple on Long Island after serving there as solo rabbi for 47 years. He has a graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and his Doctor of Ministry project was on Jewish reminiscing among seniors in Assisted Living Facilities. He has led many groups over the years on various subjects and has taught programs on meditation. He loves cycling, studying, and traveling.
Amy Grossblatt Pessah is a rabbi, author, spiritual director. She has served various communities and demographics across the country as a Jewish educator for over thirty years. Amy received her Master’s degree in Jewish education from HUC-JIR and her semicha from Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Throughout her career, Amy has studied a variety of religions, participated in interfaith work, and has been a student of mindfulness and Jewish mysticism.
Rabbi Dan Levin has served Temple Beth El of Boca Raton for 25 years. As the congregation’s leader, Rabbi Levin works to create a community where each member is inspired to lead a life of spiritual richness, meaning, purpose, and service. He seeks to build a congregation whose mission is to synthesize the innate questions and moral challenges of the world in which we live with the wisdom and power of centuries of Jewish tradition.