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Sunday, March 1 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Beyond the Bucket List: Envisioning your Elderhood as a Reflection of Jewish Tradition

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"You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."  How can we reconcile that statement (from Pirkei Avot) with current societal views of aging as a get-out-of-jail-free card? Does retirement entitle us to say “Enough!  I’ve raised a family and contributed to the economy. I’ve done my bit”? Jews have always turned to rabbis and elders as sources of wisdom. Reb Zalman spoke of spiritual eldering which he described as "a pioneering journey into our unmarked potential."

Join Helen Waldstein Wilkes, author of The Aging of Aquarius to explore ways of igniting passion and purpose as an elder.

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Helen Waldstein Wilkes

Helen Waldstein Wilkes describes herself as an octogenarian, a life-long learner, a wisdom-seeker, and a permanent outsider whose search for authenticity has led her to support others seeking deeper awareness.Books and the study of minds greater than those encountered in her immediate... Read More →

Sunday March 1, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am PST
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