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Wise Aging at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Wise Aging at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Inspired by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

With Debbie Bram and Sharon Weissman as your Guides

(Trained by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality)


  • November 6: 3:00-4:30pm
  • November 20: 3:00-4:30pm
  • December 4: 3:00-4:30pm
  • December 18: 3:00-4:30pm
  • January 8: 3:00-4:30pm
  • February 12: 3:00-4:30pm

A groundbreaking program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering second adulthood!

The goal of Wise Aging is to discover the possibilities for living the years ahead with joy, resilience and spirit. Jewish texts, poetry, secular writing, prayer, meditation and contemplative listening are all tools used in this program to challenge participants to develop their own sense of what it means to ‘number our days’ and ‘grow a heart of wisdom.’ Sessions are based on resources developed for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit. Participants in groups have called the experience transformative.

Topics include:

  • what is special about this life stage
  • becoming one’s authentic self
  • developing a positive relationship to our changing bodies
  • revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships
  • practicing forgiveness
  • learning to live with loss
  • change and death
  • cultivating wisdom
  • leaving a legacy


Charge for Shaare Emeth members: $40.00 (includes all materials)

Charge for non-members: $55.00 (includes all materials)

Advanced Registration Required by November 1st  to Shandi Greve Penrod at 314-569-0010


To learn more please contact Debbie Bram, Director of Jewish Life and Learning, at [email protected].

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