Northwest Jewish Seniors

Our bridge across generations

Our bridge across generations

By Anne Boher, Special to the Jewish Sound Note: This piece complements Erin Pike’s story, The Jewish capacity for love. Recently, Emily Ziskind, director of life enrichment at The Summit at First Hill, asked my husband Leslie and me if we’d like to join a group of young people from Hillel’s JConnect who wanted to(…)

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The Jewish capacity for love

The Jewish capacity for love

By Erin Pike, Special to the Jewish Sound Note: This story complements Anne Boher’s story Our bridge across the generations. Love has been on my mind. Exactly one year ago I was in Israel, falling in love with its natural beauty and powerful spiritual energy. It was no accident that I left the States single,(…)

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US National Tennis title rekindles love set for 90-year-old champion

US National Tennis title rekindles love set for 90-year-old champion

By Dan Aznoff, Special to The Jewish Sound Mercer Island resident Alan Woog had some unfinished business. Five years ago, Woog shared the Northwest Senior United States Tennis Association indoor doubles championship in the 85-and-over division. Word of his athletic prowess apparently spread across the tennis circuit because there were no entries in his category the(…)

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Men, age-ing and sage-ing,  seek authentic selves

Men, age-ing and sage-ing, seek authentic selves

In 1995, Renewal Judaism founder Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi published his book “From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing,” based on his studies of world religions and lifelong values. The concept of the book — that people should look for ways to make the golden years of their life as easy and fulfilling as possible — struck a chord(…)

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