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The Gamliel Institute, the center for study and training of Chevrah Kadisha and related Jewish end-of-lifecycle practices, is pleased to announce that Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min, founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging, has joined the Institute as Dean, succeeding founding Dean, Rabbi Stuart Kelman who has served as Dean for the past ten years.
“We are thrilled that Rabbi Address is joining us at this time in our development”, said Kelman. “We have searched for an individual who is both an excellent teacher and a visionary. Having devoted much of his life to teaching about Jewish aging, his work directly complements the Mission of the Gamliel Institute. He is a worthy successor.”
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Address’ most recent project, Jewish Sacred Aging, creates awareness and resources for congregations on the implications of the emerging longevity revolution of the baby boom generation. This aging revolution has begun to impact all aspects of Jewish communal and congregational life.
Ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati (1972) Rabbi Address served congregations in California before joining the staff of the Union for Reform Judaism in 1978. He directed the Union’s Pennsylvania Council from 1978 through 2000, founding the Department of Jewish Family Concerns in 1997. Rabbi Address received his honorary Doctorate from HUC-JIR (1997), a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling (1998), and a Doctor of Ministry from HUC-JIR (1999).
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“There is a pressing need for information, education, and resources about all aspects of aging, dying...
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