As a chaplain, teacher, social innovator, spiritual guide and scholar, Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman has pioneered the development of a Jewish spiritual vision for aging, healing and spiritual care. Her latest book is Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife (Jewish Lights, 2015); other publications include Jewish Visions for Aging and Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources. She founded and directed Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and previously was founding director of chaplaincy services for the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.
Rabbi Friedman currently offers training, consulting and spiritual direction through Growing Older, her Philadelphia-based, national practice, www.growingolder.co. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Morei Derekh spiritual direction training program and serves as a spiritual director at HUC-JIR’s New York campus.