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Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging

Rabbi Richard Address-Jewish Sacred Aging

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Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging
Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging

Podcasts – Jewish Sacred Aging

Rabbi Richard Address-Jewish Sacred Aging

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A forum for the Jewish Community with resources and texts that feature discussions on the implications of the revolution in longevity for Baby Boomers and their families.

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SOM Pod: Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, on #SukkotForClimateHealing

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia, discusses how the Jewish harvest festival Sukkot can be a model for teaching about Climate Change and healing the earth. About the Guest Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph. D., founded (in 1983) and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life that brings Jewish and other spiritual thought and practice to bear on seeking peace, pursuing justice, healing the earth, and celebrating community. He edits and writes for its weekly on-line Shalom Report. In 2014 he was honored byT’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rightswith their first Lifetime Achievement Award as a “Human Rights Hero.” In 2015 he was named byThe Forwardone of the “most inspiring” American rabbis. In June 2017, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, given once a year for distinguished service to the Jewish people and the world.

39 MIN3 d ago
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SOM Pod: Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, on #SukkotForClimateHealing

SOM Pod 10/11/2019: Donna Thomson, Co-Author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring”

The guest on this week’s Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Donna Thomson, co-author with Dr. Zachary White ofThe Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver, about the experience of caring for a loved one. About the Guest Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and activist. She is the co-author (with Dr. Zachary White) of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving (McArthur and Co., 2010 and The House of Anansi Press, 2014). She blogs regularly at The Caregivers’ Living Room (www.donnathomson.com). Donna is a board director of Kids Brain Health Network and is a leader and instructor in family engagement in health research. She also teaches families how to advocate for care at The Advocacy School and at Huddol.com. For the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Donna sat on The Expert Group on...

42 MIN1 w ago
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SOM Pod 10/11/2019: Donna Thomson, Co-Author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring”

SOM Pod: Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, founders of “Happy Seniors” Website in Israel

The guests on this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, are the founders of the Happy Seniors website in Israel, which provides resources on topics related to the “third age,” information necessary to assist with problems and dilemmas related to aging, a forum for opinions questions and answers. About the Guests Irit Rabinovich:My name is Irit Rabinovich, the creator of Happy Seniors. I came up with this digital business in an effort to give people the important tools and understanding they need to help them to take care of their aging parents. I am a social worker, graduating with my first degree at the University of Haifa in 2006. My first job as a social worker was a nursing home for young disabled individuals. The experience was challenging yet exhilarating. I worked here for two years before becoming pregnant with my first child. After giving birth, I made the decision to quit working at the young disabled nursing home and take a job with a n...

30 MIN2 w ago
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SOM Pod: Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, founders of “Happy Seniors” Website in Israel

SOM Pod 09/27/2019: The Spiritual Value of Music, with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

In the September 27, 2019 Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ, discusses the spiritual and prayer value of music in Jewish life with host Rabbi Richard Address. About the Guest Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with alove of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line ofrabbis and cantors. Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington and a degree in sacred Jewish music from the Cantors Institute of the JewishTheological Seminary of America. At her investiture as a Hazzan, she was awarded the JacobsonMemorial Prize in Hazzanut. As a cantorial student, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of AssistantCantor at New York’s prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. Upon investiture, she served as the Hazzan atTifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years. ...

40 MIN3 w ago
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SOM Pod 09/27/2019: The Spiritual Value of Music, with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

SOM Pod 9/20/2019: Rabbi Debra Robbins, author of “Opening Your Heart With Psalm 27”

In the September 20, 2019 Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Debra Robbins of Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas, author ofOpening Your Heart with Psalm 27. About the Guest Rabbi Debra J. Robbins has served Temple Emanu-El in Dallas since 1991 and currently works closely with the Social Justice and Adult Jewish Learning Councils, the Pastoral Care department, a variety of Worship initiatives, and teaches classes for adults. Rabbi Robbins is involved with the Central Conference of American Rabbis where she was Chair of the Convention committee for two terms, Vice President for Leadership, and as a mentor for the Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. As a volunteer, she led Reading Village, a non-profit organization working in Guatemala to help teens become leaders through literacy and is the founding chair of the Vaad HaMikvah of the Rabbinic Association of Greater Dallas. Growing up at Temple Israel of Boston and attending Jewish summer cam...

31 MINSEP 20
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SOM Pod 9/20/2019: Rabbi Debra Robbins, author of “Opening Your Heart With Psalm 27”

SOM Pod 9/13/2019: Yeshiva University’s Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care

Rabbis and clergy are being called upon to intervene in complex life crises, especially those involving aging, serious illness, end-of-life care, and bereavement. In this podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW,Professor andVice Chair, Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network,Wurzweiler School of Social Work atYeshiva University, about the school’s new Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. Joining Prof. Stein in the conversation are several participants in the program. Download a flyer explaining the new Yeshiva University Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. The online course begins this fall (October 27).Yeshiva Rabbinic Certificate Program Flyer(PDF Download) The program providesan opportunity for Jewish clergy to obtain training on the special needs of older adults, people with serious illness, and their families. This is an important effort to bring the knowledge base of gerontology, palliativ...

40 MINSEP 13
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SOM Pod 9/13/2019: Yeshiva University’s Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care

SOM Pod 9/6/2019: Linda Hershman, marriage and family therapist, on “Gray Divorce”

On the 9/6/2019 episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Linda Hershman, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and author of the forthcoming book, Gray Divorce: A Guide for Professionals Working with Later-Life Breakups. About the Guest Linda Hershman is a Licensed Marriageand Family Therapist and owner of the Couples and Family Wellness Center, located in suburban Philadelphia. She is an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists nationally-approved supervisor, providing licensure supervision for post-graduate students. Linda has special interest and expertise working with divorcing and divorce-questioning couples over age 50. She is certified in Discernment Counseling, a brief protocol to help couples decide whether to stay the course, move toward separation and divorce, or commit to intensive marriage counseling. More information at http://stayorgocounseling.com/. Recently, Linda presented, “Gray Divorce: Splitting Up in Later-Life” at the Interna...

37 MINSEP 6
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SOM Pod 9/6/2019: Linda Hershman, marriage and family therapist, on “Gray Divorce”

SOM Pod 8/30/2019: Rabbi David Levin and Rabbi Simcha Raphael, hosts of the Philadelphia ‘Death Café’

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbis David Levin and Simcha Raphael discuss the Philadelphia Death Café, where participants discuss a wide range of topics related to death and dying. About the Guests Rabbi David Levin is a reform rabbi ordained from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (NY). David is the founder of the Jewish Relationships Initiative, formed to provide outreach focusing on the unaffiliated Jewish population of Greater Philadelphia. We seek to create relationships through meaningful connection to Jewish wisdom, ritual, and community. We do this through lifecycle events, study, and learning, conversation, and connection to others. David also devotes his time to special projects including Jewish Sacred Aging, teaching and free speech issues on the college campus. David worked with the Union for Reform Judaism in the Congregational Network as a Rabbinical Director serving the East Coast congregations. He also had the honor of work...

37 MINAUG 30
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SOM Pod 8/30/2019: Rabbi David Levin and Rabbi Simcha Raphael, hosts of the Philadelphia ‘Death Café’

SOM Pod 8/23/2019: Rabbi Laura Geller, co-author of “Getting Good at Getting Older”

Rabbi Laura Geller returns to the Seekers of Meaning Podcast to discuss her forthcoming book, co-authored with her late husband, Richard Siegel,Getting Good at Getting Older. Please take our listener survey by clicking on the purple “Take the survey” button below the podcast player. About the Guest Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita Rabbi Laura Gellercame to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in 1994. She was the first Reform woman rabbi to be selected as the Senior Rabbi of a major metropolitan congregation. Rabbi Geller has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one ofNewsweek’s50 Most Influential Rabbis in Americafor two years in a row, and receiving the California State Legislature’s Woman of the Year Award. In 2015 she was named one of the 33 most inspiring rabbis byForward Magazine. Featured in thePBSDocumentary calledJewish Americans,she is the author of many articles in journals and books, is a frequent contributor to theHuffington Post, and s...

38 MINAUG 23
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SOM Pod 8/23/2019: Rabbi Laura Geller, co-author of “Getting Good at Getting Older”

SOM Pod: Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of “Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach”

The guest this week on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach. Please take our audience survey by clicking on the purple survey button below the player. About the Guest Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg previously served as a principal of a Jewish day school in Dallas, Texas, the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and the Community Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. While in these positions, he simultaneously served on local and national boards, as well as taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. Rabbi Steinberg himself holds two Bachelor’s degrees, three post-graduate degrees, and is currently completing his doctorate in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as six books including Study Gu...

41 MINAUG 16
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SOM Pod: Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of “Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach”

Latest Episodes

SOM Pod: Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, on #SukkotForClimateHealing

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia, discusses how the Jewish harvest festival Sukkot can be a model for teaching about Climate Change and healing the earth. About the Guest Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph. D., founded (in 1983) and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life that brings Jewish and other spiritual thought and practice to bear on seeking peace, pursuing justice, healing the earth, and celebrating community. He edits and writes for its weekly on-line Shalom Report. In 2014 he was honored byT’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rightswith their first Lifetime Achievement Award as a “Human Rights Hero.” In 2015 he was named byThe Forwardone of the “most inspiring” American rabbis. In June 2017, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, given once a year for distinguished service to the Jewish people and the world.

39 MIN3 d ago
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SOM Pod: Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, on #SukkotForClimateHealing

SOM Pod 10/11/2019: Donna Thomson, Co-Author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring”

The guest on this week’s Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Donna Thomson, co-author with Dr. Zachary White ofThe Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver, about the experience of caring for a loved one. About the Guest Donna Thomson is a caregiver, author and activist. She is the co-author (with Dr. Zachary White) of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation of Loved One to Caregiver (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving (McArthur and Co., 2010 and The House of Anansi Press, 2014). She blogs regularly at The Caregivers’ Living Room (www.donnathomson.com). Donna is a board director of Kids Brain Health Network and is a leader and instructor in family engagement in health research. She also teaches families how to advocate for care at The Advocacy School and at Huddol.com. For the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Donna sat on The Expert Group on...

42 MIN1 w ago
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SOM Pod 10/11/2019: Donna Thomson, Co-Author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring”

SOM Pod: Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, founders of “Happy Seniors” Website in Israel

The guests on this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, are the founders of the Happy Seniors website in Israel, which provides resources on topics related to the “third age,” information necessary to assist with problems and dilemmas related to aging, a forum for opinions questions and answers. About the Guests Irit Rabinovich:My name is Irit Rabinovich, the creator of Happy Seniors. I came up with this digital business in an effort to give people the important tools and understanding they need to help them to take care of their aging parents. I am a social worker, graduating with my first degree at the University of Haifa in 2006. My first job as a social worker was a nursing home for young disabled individuals. The experience was challenging yet exhilarating. I worked here for two years before becoming pregnant with my first child. After giving birth, I made the decision to quit working at the young disabled nursing home and take a job with a n...

30 MIN2 w ago
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SOM Pod: Avidor and Irit Rabinovich, founders of “Happy Seniors” Website in Israel

SOM Pod 09/27/2019: The Spiritual Value of Music, with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

In the September 27, 2019 Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ, discusses the spiritual and prayer value of music in Jewish life with host Rabbi Richard Address. About the Guest Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with alove of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line ofrabbis and cantors. Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington and a degree in sacred Jewish music from the Cantors Institute of the JewishTheological Seminary of America. At her investiture as a Hazzan, she was awarded the JacobsonMemorial Prize in Hazzanut. As a cantorial student, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of AssistantCantor at New York’s prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. Upon investiture, she served as the Hazzan atTifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years. ...

40 MIN3 w ago
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SOM Pod 09/27/2019: The Spiritual Value of Music, with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Cantor at Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, NJ

SOM Pod 9/20/2019: Rabbi Debra Robbins, author of “Opening Your Heart With Psalm 27”

In the September 20, 2019 Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Rabbi Debra Robbins of Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas, author ofOpening Your Heart with Psalm 27. About the Guest Rabbi Debra J. Robbins has served Temple Emanu-El in Dallas since 1991 and currently works closely with the Social Justice and Adult Jewish Learning Councils, the Pastoral Care department, a variety of Worship initiatives, and teaches classes for adults. Rabbi Robbins is involved with the Central Conference of American Rabbis where she was Chair of the Convention committee for two terms, Vice President for Leadership, and as a mentor for the Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. As a volunteer, she led Reading Village, a non-profit organization working in Guatemala to help teens become leaders through literacy and is the founding chair of the Vaad HaMikvah of the Rabbinic Association of Greater Dallas. Growing up at Temple Israel of Boston and attending Jewish summer cam...

31 MINSEP 20
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SOM Pod 9/20/2019: Rabbi Debra Robbins, author of “Opening Your Heart With Psalm 27”

SOM Pod 9/13/2019: Yeshiva University’s Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care

Rabbis and clergy are being called upon to intervene in complex life crises, especially those involving aging, serious illness, end-of-life care, and bereavement. In this podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW,Professor andVice Chair, Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network,Wurzweiler School of Social Work atYeshiva University, about the school’s new Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. Joining Prof. Stein in the conversation are several participants in the program. Download a flyer explaining the new Yeshiva University Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. The online course begins this fall (October 27).Yeshiva Rabbinic Certificate Program Flyer(PDF Download) The program providesan opportunity for Jewish clergy to obtain training on the special needs of older adults, people with serious illness, and their families. This is an important effort to bring the knowledge base of gerontology, palliativ...

40 MINSEP 13
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SOM Pod 9/13/2019: Yeshiva University’s Online Rabbinic Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care

SOM Pod 9/6/2019: Linda Hershman, marriage and family therapist, on “Gray Divorce”

On the 9/6/2019 episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Linda Hershman, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and author of the forthcoming book, Gray Divorce: A Guide for Professionals Working with Later-Life Breakups. About the Guest Linda Hershman is a Licensed Marriageand Family Therapist and owner of the Couples and Family Wellness Center, located in suburban Philadelphia. She is an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists nationally-approved supervisor, providing licensure supervision for post-graduate students. Linda has special interest and expertise working with divorcing and divorce-questioning couples over age 50. She is certified in Discernment Counseling, a brief protocol to help couples decide whether to stay the course, move toward separation and divorce, or commit to intensive marriage counseling. More information at http://stayorgocounseling.com/. Recently, Linda presented, “Gray Divorce: Splitting Up in Later-Life” at the Interna...

37 MINSEP 6
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SOM Pod 9/6/2019: Linda Hershman, marriage and family therapist, on “Gray Divorce”

SOM Pod 8/30/2019: Rabbi David Levin and Rabbi Simcha Raphael, hosts of the Philadelphia ‘Death Café’

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbis David Levin and Simcha Raphael discuss the Philadelphia Death Café, where participants discuss a wide range of topics related to death and dying. About the Guests Rabbi David Levin is a reform rabbi ordained from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (NY). David is the founder of the Jewish Relationships Initiative, formed to provide outreach focusing on the unaffiliated Jewish population of Greater Philadelphia. We seek to create relationships through meaningful connection to Jewish wisdom, ritual, and community. We do this through lifecycle events, study, and learning, conversation, and connection to others. David also devotes his time to special projects including Jewish Sacred Aging, teaching and free speech issues on the college campus. David worked with the Union for Reform Judaism in the Congregational Network as a Rabbinical Director serving the East Coast congregations. He also had the honor of work...

37 MINAUG 30
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SOM Pod 8/30/2019: Rabbi David Levin and Rabbi Simcha Raphael, hosts of the Philadelphia ‘Death Café’

SOM Pod 8/23/2019: Rabbi Laura Geller, co-author of “Getting Good at Getting Older”

Rabbi Laura Geller returns to the Seekers of Meaning Podcast to discuss her forthcoming book, co-authored with her late husband, Richard Siegel,Getting Good at Getting Older. Please take our listener survey by clicking on the purple “Take the survey” button below the podcast player. About the Guest Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita Rabbi Laura Gellercame to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in 1994. She was the first Reform woman rabbi to be selected as the Senior Rabbi of a major metropolitan congregation. Rabbi Geller has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one ofNewsweek’s50 Most Influential Rabbis in Americafor two years in a row, and receiving the California State Legislature’s Woman of the Year Award. In 2015 she was named one of the 33 most inspiring rabbis byForward Magazine. Featured in thePBSDocumentary calledJewish Americans,she is the author of many articles in journals and books, is a frequent contributor to theHuffington Post, and s...

38 MINAUG 23
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SOM Pod 8/23/2019: Rabbi Laura Geller, co-author of “Getting Good at Getting Older”

SOM Pod: Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of “Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach”

The guest this week on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach. Please take our audience survey by clicking on the purple survey button below the player. About the Guest Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg previously served as a principal of a Jewish day school in Dallas, Texas, the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and the Community Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. While in these positions, he simultaneously served on local and national boards, as well as taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. Rabbi Steinberg himself holds two Bachelor’s degrees, three post-graduate degrees, and is currently completing his doctorate in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as six books including Study Gu...

41 MINAUG 16
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SOM Pod: Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of “Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach”