“Old age is not a defeat but a victory, not a punishment but a privilege. One ought to enter old age as one enters the senior year at a university, in exciting anticipation of consummation.”
--Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
FALL 2019 COURSES
Susie Kessler + Marvin Israelow
6 Tuesdays, Nov 5–Dec 10, 10 am–noon, $175/$195
Those in their sixties and beyond can count themselves part of an extraordinary, history-making generation—pioneers in understanding and making the most of this “third chapter” stage of life. These years of growing older offer both deep and dynamic possibility; they are full of potential for learning and growth. The Wise Aging program provides new resources and support to live the later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom.
The primary vehicles for Wise Aging’s exploration are peer groups led by trained facilitators who structure sessions based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The foundational text for Wise Aging peer groups is Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal (published by Behrman House, June, 2015).