Rabbi Laura Geller Presents a Virtual Jewish Book Council Author Talk on her book Getting Good at Getting Older
Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 P.M. on Zoom
Rabbi Laura Geller has poured her generous soul into this offering. How astonishing to live in a time when the very nature of lifespan – and thus of aging – is transforming before our eyes. This book is pragmatic, playful, and wise. It is an invitation to stop treating age as an enemy, as our culture suggests, and to claim its abundant gifts.
–Krista Tippett, host of On Being and found of The On Being Project
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2019 National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Getting Good at Getting Older is a bedside companion, a portable best friend, and a baedeker of essential resources for anyone smart enough to age mindfully rather than just let it happen to them. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Getting Over Getting Older
We transformed society in the 60’s and 70’s, through the civil rights movement, the evolution of feminism, and the sexual revolution. We raised our voices, refused to sit down, and in the process, changed the way the world saw young people.
We aren’t young anymore. But we are still revolutionary. We are confronting and challenging assumptions about aging, by living longer, being more active than our parents and grandparents, and simply doing things differently. And in the process, we are changing the way the world sees older people.
Getting Good at Getting Older is a tour for all of us of a certain age through the resources and skills we need to navigate the years between maturity and old age. It brings humor, warmth, and more than 4,000 years of Jewish experience to the question of how to shape this new stage of life.
What Will You Find Inside?
Getting Good at Getting Along
- Dealing with Aging Parents
- The Care and Feeding of Adult Children
- Tips on Grandparenting
- A Practical Guide to Deepening Intimacy
- Keeping, Making, and Ending Friendships
Getting Good at Getting Better
- Staying Fit
- Taking Care of Your (Emotional) Self
- Regarding My Body
- Living in the Land of the Sick
A Short Guide to Visiting Someone Who’s Sick
Getting Good at Giving Away
- Shaping Your Financial Legacy
- Start a Giving Circle
- Leave a Legacy, Not a Landfill
- How to Conduct an Oral History Interview
- Writing an Ethical Will
Visit the author’s website at: https://rabbilaurageller.com/author/rabbi-laura-geller
Rabbi Laura Geller
Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, was named by PBS Next Avenue as one of the fifty 2017 Influencers in Aging.
Prior to becoming one of the first women to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue, Rabbi Geller served as the Director of Hillel of University of Southern California for 14 years and as the Pacific Southwest Region’s Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress for 4 years. She was featured in the PBS documentary “Jewish Americans.” Author of numerous articles in books and journals, she was on the editorial board of The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. She serves as a Fellow of the Corporation of Brown University from where she graduated in 1971. In addition she serves on the boards of Encore.org and the Jewish Women’s Archives. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi.