Six Sessions, Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:
October 15 & 29, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, 2017

Registration fee: $90 for members, $125 for non-members
The class is limited to twelve. First come first served.

Wise Aging is a groundbreaking new program designed to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering second adulthood!

Through reflective work, Wise Aging guides you to new understandings about your life, self, values, and Jewish practices. Learning modes include text study, active listening, mindfulness meditation, exercises, reflection, and journaling. We will meet regularly to learn, share experiences and acquire skills for making changes in our lives that will lead to a deeper sense of well-being.

Sessions are based on resources developed for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit. The book is available through Amazon and Brookline Booksmith (the Booksmith can order it for you.)

Topics include:
– what is special about this life stage
– the value of life review
– our relationship to our bodies
– cultivating qualities of soul
– practicing forgiveness
– revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationship

Read TOS community member Hilda Lopez’s blog post about her experience with Wise Aging.
To register please contact Naomi Fisher at
nfisher@ohabei.org or 617-277-6610 x 156
To learn more about program please contact Donna Rubenoff at
drubenoff@comcast.net.

About Donna Rubenoff

Donna discovered meditation and studied Mind-Body techniques during a time of stress. As a peer leader at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at MGH, she mentored those with stress-related illnesses to help them elicit the relaxation response through meditation. Donna finds inspiration in studying Torah as well as Buddhist teachings which she believes deepen our understanding of ourselves through a spiritual connection. Donna leads Mindfulness and Meditation groups at synagogues (including Ohabei Shalom), senior residence communities, and adult education centers. Donna was trained by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality to facilitate the Wise Aging curriculum. Donna is a beloved member and teacher within the TOS community.