Shmooze, Shabbat services and Sacred Aging workshops

“A Shabbaton on Sacred Aging,” hosted by the Union for Reform Judaism in San Francisco, will combine ancient wisdom and modern perspectives for an all-day event geared towards seniors. Workshops begin after a short “coffee/shmooze” and regular Shabbat services.

After the Torah reading and concluding prayers, keynote speaker Rabbi Richard Address will deliver his program “Sacred Aging — The Not-So-Quiet Revolution,” followed by “Healthy Aging,” with Dr. Audrey Kavka.

After lunch, workshop attendees can choose two of the following three breakout sessions: “My Life As Sacred Journey” with Rabbi Helen T. Cohn, “Aging to Sage-ing” with Merrylyn Sacks and “Making Music with Our Elders” with Judith Kate Friedman. The group will come together mid-afternoon to discuss “Developing Rituals for Older Congregants” with Rabbi Sheldon Marder and again to conclude the day.

“The conference takes place 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. Cost is $30. Registration is required Dec 7: Call (415) 392-7080 ext. 20 or [email protected].