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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 28, 2009 PAGE 3A 9 Rabbi Richard Address is the keynote speaker at the Jewish Pavilion's Oct. 25 conference at the Jew- ish Community Center Maitland campus, "Honor Your Father and Mother Without Losing Your Mind." Address is the director of the Department of Jewish Family Concerns for the Union for Reform Judaism. His "Sacred Aging" project explores the relationship of aging to Jewish tradition, texts, history and values. He writes about the "longevity revolution," and preparing for our parents' old age and end of life decisions. He teaches at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish In- The Congregation of Re- form Judaism is rolling out a new program and pledge structure for new members in their 20s and early 30s. CRJ's new Young Adults Congregation is a congrega- tion within a congregation. There will be special events, activities and opportunities geared to people in their 20s and 30s. A steering commit- tee made up of young adults will direct this new group. Most importantly, in these tough economic times, CRJ is doing all it can to assist young adults who have to make hard choices about their budgets and their synagogue affilia- tion. As CRJ is reaching out The Kinneret Council on Aging will hold its annual gala on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. The theme of this year's event is "Bet You Can't Guess How Old We Are?" a Birthday Celebration and Casino Night. The proceeds from this event will benefit the subsidized hot meal dining program avail- able to residents of Kinneret Apartments. Congregation Sinai will be moving Sept. 1 into its new home at 303A N. U.S. 27 in Minneola. Accompanied by music, including a bagpipe, the congregation will follow a tradition of thousands of Rabbi Richard Address stitute of Religion in New York. to young Reform J ws across Central Florida, it is also re- vising its pledge structure for this younger demographic. Effective immediately, any single person under age 30 will be asked to contribute an annual pledge of $300 per year, married couples under age 30 will be asked to pledge $500 a year. Singles who are 30-33 will be asked to pledge $500 annually. The pledge for married couples in the 30-33 age range will be $800 a year. There will be no additional fees required for a building fund or security assessment. Membership at CRJ for young adults includes High The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Delaney Dining Room. Guests can learn to play the casino games and sign up for a Texas Hold 'era Poker Tournament and Bingo games. The ca- sino will open at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available all evening. The evening will conclude at 8-15 with years of parading its To- rahs, under canopies held by members, into their new home. Event organizers say, "It is a beautiful and joyous occasion for the Jewish com- munity in the South Lake County area." Address will talk about the "sandwich generation," which refers to those who are simultaneously caring for parents and children: squeezed between the two generations and being pulled in two directions, between their aging par- ents and children, both dependent emotionally, fi- nancially or physically. The "club sandwich" is created when there are responsibili- ties for three generations. A member may care for aging parents, a child at home or in college and grand- children. A younger club sandwich may be caring for a grandparent, a parent and young children. Holiday invitations and all the benefits of full CRJ synagogue membership in Central Florida's largest Re- form congregation. Temple officials say, "Benefits include our clergy who officiate at all life-cycle events, uplift- ing holiday celebrations and inspirational Shabbat services, a myriad of social and learning opportunities, and a warm and caring con- gregational family." For more information about the CRJ Young Adults Congregation and a complete membership packet, contact Michael Kancher, executive director, at 407-645-0444 or a drawing for prizes and a silent auction. For information on tickets and sponsorship opportuni- ties, contact Leslie Collin, director of development and community affairs at 407- 425-4537. The Kinneret Council on Aging is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. Ceremonies will begin at about 3:30 p.m. and conclude with a dedication of the temple by Rabbi Steven Cardonick. Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion. • For more information: 352- 243-5353. Caring.corn reports 41 percent of baby boomers are already caring for older family members, providing personal aid or financial assistance. The other 59 percent are worrying about it. Of the 44.4 million Amer- icans who provide unpaid care to friends or family, 70 percent are also working, most of them, full time. This sandwich generation, worried about and saving for their own retirement, is faced with an enormous strain on'their time and financial resources. Packed with information, insight and understanding, Address is a captivating speaker and the perfect beginning for this infor- mative conference for all members of the sandwich generation, according to conference organizers. The October educational conference, Honor Your Father and Mother Without Losing Your Mind, will pre- pare adult children to take on the increasing levels of responsibility for care and decision making for their parents' third stage of life. It will be an afternoon of education for family care- givers as well as profes- sional care givers who can earn CEUs. Sessions will cover Alzheimer's, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, • Hospice, Deciphering Medi- care and Medicaid, and the financial and legal issues of aging. This workshop is a com- plement to the Jewish Pa- vilion's "Honor thy Father and Mother" tribute book. 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