We are proud to bring WISE AGING to our community!

Explore the tools and resources to age wisely through the lens of Jewish wisdom.
Learn positive ways to navigate the transition to your next chapter on life's journey and find meaning and joy in a post-retirement identity.

  • Becoming one's authentic self

  • A life review

  • Revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships

  • Cultivating qualities of soul

  • Practicing forgiveness

  • Learning to live with loss, change and death

  • Creating relevant rituals

  • Cultivating wisdom

  • Leaving a legacy


2018 Sessions

Each location below will be hosting the Wise Aging series.
For more information contact location directly (click logo)
 or email jewished@bjephoenix.org

The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix introduce “Wise Aging” in 2017, a program focusing on using the wisdom and experience accumulated--to grow as we grow older. Nine Valley organizations are collaborating in this program’s launch.

Based on the book, Wise Aging, by Rabbi Rachel Cowen and Dr. Linda Thal, and with trained facilitators , a series of interactive discussions offer opportunities for meaningful conversations .

“Wise Aging” programs have been successful in several cities across the US and Canada. Relationships formed have created long-term groups, some ongoing for over eight years, building community and peer support for seniors navigating the aging process. Participants in these established programs have been quoted as saying: “I looked at my legacy and life with new eyes and it gives me a source of pleasure”; “I see myself as a contributor, as a whole person”; and, “We’ve know each other for 25 years, but not like this.”

Participants interested in the Phoenix area program can find groups offered at locations throughout the Valley. Together, with the trained facilitator, each group can establish topics and goals to meet group interests.
The Phoenix area “Wise Aging” program is open to our community.