7701 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Moving from Aging to Saging

Class Starts March 9

Open to members and non-members

March 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 4:00 to 6:00.

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Are you at a point in your life where you have the time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future? Would you like the chance to discuss in a small group what some of the blessings and challenges of this stage of life are for you? If so, come join a group of other adults who are interested in looking at where their lives have taken them, harvesting the wisdom they’ve acquired, and looking forward to their next steps.

This will be a small group, so that everyone can have time to speak. The classes will include a balance of lecture, whole group discussion, guided meditation, journaling about selected topics, and discussion in pairs. The classes are based on the work of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his book Age-ing to Sage-ing®, as well as concepts and methods developed later by him and others.

The class will meet at Tifereth Israel on Sunday afternoons.

My first career was in early childhood education; now that I am getting older I am focusing on the later stages of life. At first I didn’t want to admit that I am aging, and then my teacher, Rabbi Nadya Gross, with whom I studied Women’s Wisdom, suggested that I might be interested in the Sage-ing program. She was right – when I took the first part of the Age-ing to Sage-ing® class offered through ALEPH (Alliance for Jewish Renewal), I found that this material gave me valuable insights into my own aging process, and showed me how important it is to have a group of peers with whom to discuss these topics. Now I am enrolled in the Age-ing to Sage-ing® Mentorship Program and I’d like you to join me in exploring our experiences on this interesting phase of life.
Rabbi Devorah (Diana) Lynn, who is enrolled in the next ALEPH Sage-ing classes, will sit in on the class as my assistant.

The cost for the series is $40 for members of TI; $48 for non-members

Please reply to me at msumka at gmail dot com if you have questions about the class.

Sign-up today for the class.