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  • ‘Baby boomerangers’ head back to Israel

    by Dave Bender

    1 week ago

    As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche demographic gaining interest in seeing the Holy Land.

    Call them “baby boomerangers,” Jews in...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The deer threat and an electric solution

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Countless anxieties attended the planning for my first season farming. Losing my entire crop to deer was not among them.

    Neither of the Northeastern farms where I had worked previously worried much about these herbivores. One farm was large and could keep losses from deer to a...

  • 15 amazing discounts for seniors in Los Angeles

    by Cora Markowitz

    2 weeks ago

    What’s the best part about getting older? Discounts! It’s like being a kid again — no adult prices to hold you back from having a good time. With savings on everything from museums to restaurants to movie theaters, it’s easy to go out on the town and take advantage of the perks of...

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  • Retired, but not from good deeds

    by Cora Markowitz

    2 weeks ago

    Retirement hasn’t stopped Sharon Mayer from working, and she’s not alone. The Sherman Oaks resident is part of a growing number of seniors out in force to volunteer with the regularity of a job. 

    Nationally, the numbers are significant: The Corporation for National and Community...

  • Discussing death: Advanced directives, living wills and more

    by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

    2 weeks ago

    Nobody likes to contemplate — let alone talk about — one’s own death or that of a loved one. However, now that medicine has advanced to the point that it can keep people alive, with or without consciousness, long past the stage that they themselves would have wanted to live in that...

  • Boomers looking forward to what’s next in life

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    2 weeks ago

    The stages of a life are measured differently now from the days of Pirke Avot, a classical Jewish text from the second century. But in some sense, the work of those of us who have reached a mature age remains the same as it was back then: How do you apply the wisdom you have...

  • A new aging narrative for boomers from Milken Institute

    by Cyndi Bemel

    2 weeks ago

    When it comes to aging and retirement, the issues are big, the stakes are high, and the solutions are complex. This was the impetus for a recent gathering of innovative leaders exploring a new narrative of retirement at the inaugural Milken Institute Successful Aging Innovation...

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