The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series welcomes Audrey Seidman who recently completed the ALEPH (Alliance for Jewish Renewal) Sage-ing Mentorship program.
Says Audrey Seidman: "If we are fortunate, we continue to age. If we are intentional about finding deep meaning in our later years and passing along a legacy of our synthesized wisdom, we can also "sage." Come hear this Sage-ing Mentor talk about the Spiritual Eldering process built on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, z'l. She will share the "bookends" of Sage-ing practices and guide attendees in considering several ways all can serve as "elder-sages of the tribe."
Seidman is a spiritual director, completing her training in 2010 with the Lev Shomea, the first program to train spiritual directors in the Jewish tradition. She has completed three units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Albany Medical Center, and serves as Outreach Chaplain for the Jewish Federation of NENY Chaplaincy Services.
She retired in 2015 from careers in public relations and organization development, last serving as manager, employee engagement programs at the Office of the NYS Comptroller, where she facilitated programs to bring out the best employees and the organization.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.