Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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FIAT Inaugurates Programming on Aging Well and Wisely:

“ The goal of the Family Issues and Aging Task Force (FIAT) is to provide resources and assistance, both material and spiritual, for those who are aging and their support networks. FIAT emerged from the awareness of the longevity revolution and its impact on all aspects of congregational life. Longevity has its challenges and opportunities. Our hope is that FIAT's activities will both provide comfort and sustenance for this stage in life. ”

Rabbi Andrea London
November, 2013

The Family Issues Aging Task Force (FIAT) creates and sponsors programs for the growing population of the Jewish community that is often overlooked: Baby Boomers. In the short time since the committee began, FIAT programs have become an integral part of the Beth Emet community and we have welcomed renowned scholars, practitioners, and professionals to explore a variety of healthy aging topics. Past programs include Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Rachel Cowan who presented a module from her Wise Aging curriculum; a panel discussion featuring New York Times writer Judith Graham on caregiving; and the continuing series Explorations of Our Changing Selves, a Tea and Discussion for Women 60 and Over. In the spring of 2016, we will also begin a Wise Aging group designed to help participants explore the years beyond mid-life from a psycho-spiritual perspective.

FIAT Committee:
Patti Gerbie, Bonnie Goodman, Micki Iris, Elaine Lev, Fay Lipschultz, Jessie Macdonald, Michael Miller, Phyllis Mitzen, Marcia Spira and Laura Stone

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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