Aging 2013


Life After the Holocaust, at 90 and Beyond

By Rachel Rosmarin

If the final task of a long life is to reflect on the past and conclude that the years were well lived, then elderly Holocaust survivors face a painful challenge.Read More


Zoomers? Wellderly? Geri-Actives? Who?!

By Dorothy Brown

Zoomers? Wellderly? Geri-Actives? Who?! Dotty Brown challenges the way we talk about ourselves as we age.Read More


America's 7 Best Aging Programs

By Anne Cohen

From art and gardening to transportation, these initiatives are changing the aging experience across America.Read More


Getting by With Job Loss

By Karen Loew

For older Jewish workers, job loss can be particularly painful. We spoke with six people about their careers and the road ahead.Read More


One Visit at a Time

By Roxy Kirshenbaum

With a challah tucked underneath his arm, one rabbi makes house calls to elderly patients suffering from terminal illnesses.Read More


Aging Wisely, Together

By Gabrielle Birkner

Though most programs for aging Jews aim to keep them busy, a new initiative from Manhattan’s Central Synagogue aims to keep them reflecting.Read More


Baby Boomers’ Rocky Road to Jewish Love

By Emily Shire

As Jewish baby boomers reenter the dating scene, they encounter an unfamiliar landscape of online dating and sext-ing — yet they still seek long-term companions.Read More


Forced Out by Nazis, Grandmother Returns With Family to German Hometown

By Jesse Baum

Eighty years after Nazis forced her to flee her German hometown, Senta Baum returns with her family. Her granddaughter recounts the emotional story.Read More





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