Becoming an Elder

It is a great privilege to become an elder—to grow in wisdom and have the capacity to share it with others. We celebrate this gift with prayers, blessings, and rituals to mark our passage into the next phase of adulthood.

Elders' Prayer

By Cathy Cohen
"Let our prayers help unbind / the knots of this world..."   more
Poem

Tags: aging

Positive Aspects of Aging

By Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
Valuing and respecting wisdom – whether attained through scholarship or life experience   more
Article

Becoming a Crone

A Simchat Chochma (Joy of Wisdom Ceremony) for a 60th birthday. Elements include the donning of a shroud, making vows, and taking a new name.   more
Complete Ceremony

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