in conversation with BEN POMERANTZ

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We transformed society in the 60's and 70's, through the civil rights movement, the evolution of feminism, and the sexual revolution. We raised our voices, refused to sit down, and in the process, changed the way the world saw young people.

We aren't young anymore. But we are still revolutionary. We are confronting and challenging assumptions about aging, by living longer, being more active than our parents and grandparents, and simply doing things differently. And in the process, we are changing the way the world sees older people.

Getting Good at Getting Older is a tour for all of us of a certain age through the resources and skills we need to navigate the years between maturity and old age. It brings humor, warmth, and more than 4,000 years of Jewish experience to the question of how to shape this new stage of life.

“Getting Good at Getting Older is a bedside companion, a portable best friend, and a baedeker of essential resources for anyone smart enough to age mindfully rather than just let it happen to them."

— Letty Cottin Pogrebin
founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Getting Over Getting Older

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Rabbi Laura Geller, Emerita Rabbi of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, was the first women to be selected through a national search to lead a major metropolitan synagogue as Senior Rabbi. She was twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America and was
featured in the PBS documentary “Jewish Americans.”

Ben Pomerantz MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Los Angeles.  He works with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in teaching self-regulation skills using clinical hypnosis.  He’s currently teaching a summer seminar in clinical hypnosis for a group of 4th year psychiatric residents at UCLA.  He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Social Work for many years.  

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