Join us for an evening of discussion, learning and laughter - over wine & cheese - as Rabbi Geller teaches us the Jewish tools of sacred, vibrant, joyful aging!
Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, was named by PBS Next Avenue as one of the fifty 2017 Influencers in Aging. Prior to becoming one of the first women to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue, Rabbi Geller served as the Director of Hillel of University of Southern California for 14 years and as the Pacific Southwest Region's Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress for 4 years. She was featured in the PBS documentary “Jewish Americans.” Author of numerous articles in books and journals, she was on the editorial board of The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. She serves as a Fellow of the Corporation of Brown University from where she graduated in 1971. In addition, she serves on the boards of Encore.org and the Jewish Women's Archive's. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi. She is a parent (with Richard Siegel z”l) to Andy Siegel and Ruth Siegel and Joshua (Janelle) Goldstein and Elana Goldstein (Zach Rausnitz) and the very proud Savta to Avery and Levi Goldstein.
What People Are Saying about "Getting Good at Getting Older"
"Rabbi Laura Geller has poured her generous soul into this offering. How astonishing to live in a time when the very nature of lifespan and thus of aging is transforming before our eyes. This book is pragmatic, playful, and wise. It is an invitation to stop treating age as an enemy, as our culture suggests, and to claim its abundant gifts." —Krista Tippett, host of On Being and founder of The On Being Project
Reading Getting Good at Getting Older, I could feel myself getting great at getting older and am now looking forward to the next 97 years. —Norman Lear, producer of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, One Day at A Time, and Maude
- Aging is an opportunity to rewire, not retire. Getting Good at Getting Older offers wonderful advice about how to keep yourself and your relationships active and vibrant, and to embrace this part of life with a sense of adventure. —Dr. Ruth Westheimer, author of Crocodile, You’re Beautiful; Roller-Coaster Grandma; and Sex for Dummies
Getting Good at Getting Older is a bedside companion, a portable best friend, and a baedeker of essential resources for anyone smart enough to age mindfully rather than just let it happen to them. —Letty Cottin Pogrebin, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Getting Over Getting Older
- Calling all sages, elders, and perennials! If you are of the generation that changed the world once, and now, want to do it again –– this whimsical and thoughtful book will delight and challenge you. Filled with humor, curiosity, and chutzpah, Getting Good at Getting Older is essential reading for all of us navigating the second half of life. —Marc Freedman, author of How to Live Forever, and CEO of Encore.org
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