WISE AGING WITH JANICE MOSTOW AND BETSY STRAUSS: May 15, 2022 at 1 pm
Live at Adas Israel Congregation in Gewirz Beit Am
“Man’s potential for change and growth is much greater than we are willing to admit and old age (can) be regarded not as the age of stagnation but as the age of opportunities for inner growth.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
Wise Aging is a program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and embraces and cultivates a mindful and intentional philosophy of growing older. The program emphasizes how mindful practices such as meditation and other contemplative practices and the use of Jewish texts and other sources of spiritual practices can guide us through the journey of aging. The main resource for the IJS program is Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal.
We’ve asked Betsy Strauss and Janice Mostow, trained Wise Aging facilitators, to present an hour-long introduction to the Wise Aging program. This interactive program will explore how spiritual qualities can foster well-being and how, in the words of Martin Buber, each person might respond to the call to fulfill her particularity.
This event will not be live streamed.