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CBS 10th Annual Scholar Program
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 11 am Pacific Time / 2 pm Eastern Time
Rabbi Dr. Richard Address (Philadelphia, PA)
Rabbi Dr. Shira Stern, BCC (Marlboro, NJ)

Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 11 am Pacific Time / 2 pm Eastern Time
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, BCC (Philadelphia, PA)
Cantor Dr. Rhoda Harrison (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Mar 7, 2021 11:00 AM
Mar 14, 2021 11:00 AM
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Rabbi Dr. J.B. Sacks
Moderator @Congregation Beth Shalom
Rabbi Dr. J.B. Sacks serves as rabbi of Congregation Am HaYam (Ventura, CA), and is the Education and Curriculum Specialist for Stories of Music, a project of UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. Previously Rabbi Sacks headed the Department of Jewish Thought at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJRCA), teaching future Jewish chaplains, cantors, and rabbis. Rabbi Sacks was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (NYC), where he more recently received an honorary D. Div. He earned his D. Min. degree from Claremont School of Theology, where he completed his dissertation on Psalm 32. A long-time advocate of tolerance and inclusion within Jewish life, Rabbi Sacks has coedited two volumes: We See Ourselves as Redeemed: A Liberation Haggadah and KaAfikim Ba-Negev: A Manual for Rabbis in Engaging Their Communities in Embracing Gay and Lesbian Jews.
Rabbi Dr. Richard Address / Rabbi Dr. Shira Stern, BCC
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Rabbi Richard Address is the Founder/Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com, which creates awareness & resources for congregations on aging. He served the Union for Reform Judaism over 30 years; he founded the Department of Jewish Family Concerns. Rabbi Address hosts a weekly podcast, Seekers of Meaning, devoted to issues of aging & spirituality as they impact families/congregations. Awarded the Kalsman Institute’s Sherut L’Am Award, he holds a D.Min. and a D.Div. from HUC-JIR, where he teaches. / Rabbi Shira Stern was ordained and earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from HUC-JIR. She has served as pulpit rabbi, hospital/hospice chaplain (Board Certified), and Disaster Spiritual Care Chaplain (for the Red Cross). She is a Past-President of the NAJC, the Director of both the Joint Chaplaincy Program of Greater Middlesex County and the Jewish Institute for Pastoral Care in New York City. She founded a Pastoral Counseling Center specializing in bereavement, individual, and family therapy.
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, BCC / Cantor Dr. Rhoda Harrison
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, BCC, is a chaplain and scholar who has trained rabbis and chaplains, accompanied frail elders, and guided individuals embarking upon their “third chapters,” locating value and radiance in aging. She authored Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife, and coedited Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age (2021). She offers spiritual direction/care, and consulting on caregiving, dementia, and end-of-life issues at www.growingolder.net. / Cantor Rhoda Harrison was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She served the Baltimore Jewish community for 25 years at the historic Har Sinai Congregation and at Temple Emanuel. She currently serves Congregation M’kor Shalom (Cherry Hill, NJ). Cantor Harrison earned a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and Rabbinic semicha. Cantor and rabbi, she prefers the role of Cantor, interpreter of liturgical prayer. She is also a Pastoral Care Intern at Jefferson University Hospital.