Richard Address, Rabbi, D. Min

Elder Care Expert

Highlights

  • 30+ years of experience teaching aging-related topics
  • Doctor of Ministry degree from Hebrew Union College
  • Author of several articles and books on aging and spirituality
  • Offers expert advice to thousands of seniors every year

Meet Rabbi Richard Address

Rabbi Richard Address is an expert consultant on aging and spirituality. He offers a wealth of wisdom for seniors, especially baby boomers. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College with a certificate in Pastoral Counseling from the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health.

With several decades of experience as an educator, Rabbi Address knows how to speak to the aging community on topics that matter. His public lectures have included titles like: The “Art” of Caregiving; Making Sacred Decisions at the End of Life; New Rituals for Life’s Third Stage; and others. Rabbi Address offers a compassionate take on the deeper matters related to aging and caregiving. He truly believes that seniors can live out their golden years with dignity and grace.

Rabbi Address worked on staff at the Union for Reform Judaism for over 30 years. First, he served as the Regional Director, and he later became Founder and Director of the innovative Department of Jewish Family Concerns. In this role, he offered expert insight on family-related topics, including aging and caregiving.

Today, Rabbi Address is founder/director of jewishsacredaging.com. This rich resource is still running strong and serves as a forum for the Jewish community with lively discussions related to longevity of baby boomers and their families. He also conducts research and shares his expertise as Elder Care Expert here at SeniorLiving.org.

Background, Education, and Certifications

  • Doctor of Ministry, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute for Religion
  • Honorary Doctorate from HUC-JIR
  • Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, Post Graduate Center for Mental Health
  • Taught courses on sacred aging as adjunct faculty at HUC-JIR in New York
  • First Place for Best Practices in Older Adult Programs, National Council on Aging-Interfaith Coalition on Aging
  • Served for 25 years in congregations, including as Sr. Rabbi at Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Weekly host of “Seekers of Meaning” podcast
  • Chair of Jewish Advisory groups for “Sukkat Shalom” Jewish Hospice of Southern N.J. and Delaware Valley Alzheimer's Association
  • Scholar in Residence at several congregations and organizations related to aging