Mindful sAGING interest session

Mindful sAGING interest session

March 22, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
Amanda Herring

Come for an informal interest session to learn more about the wise sAGING course at the EDCJCC. Meet the instructor, De Herman, grab some coffee and tea, and see if this is the right class for you! We are holding this interest session to see if we have enough interest to run the full 7-week course, so please come if you’d like this course to happen!

The class is based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (From Age-ing to-Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older) and Rabbi Rachel Cowan & Linda Thal (Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit).

Topics include:
• exploring this stage of life
• becoming one’s authentic self
• life review
• relating with one’s body
• revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships
• practicing forgiveness
• learning to live with loss
• change and death
• leaving a legacy
The class format includes discussion, experiential exercises, meditation, journaling, and text study.

Facilitator De Herman is an ordained Rabbinic Pastor and Spiritual Director and served as a hospice chaplain until retiring in 2019. She received a certificate as a Sage-ing Mentor in the Age-ing to Sage-ing program, offered by Rabbi Nadya Gross and Rabbi Victor Gross. De is an active member and lay leader of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD and a Director of Studies for Rabbinic Pastor students of the ALEPH Ordination Program. She derives great pleasure from bicycling, gardening, cooking, writing, and making calligraphic art.