Aging Together Group

Aging Together empowers CBST members age 55+ to foster diverse meaningful relationships, access and share important resources, and think strategically about the future. Aging Together is for everyone—partnered, single, with or without children, local or not—because whatever our situation, we’re all Aging Together.

Our monthly Aging Together group is led by Judy Ribnick, LCSW, MA, Director of Aging Together at CBST, along with guest speakers. Register here if you’ve not attended an Aging Together group. One registration covers all meetings. You’ll get an email before each meeting with the Zoom link. 

Upcoming Aging Together Group Meetings

  • Monday, March 11, 7:30–9:00 p.m.Caring for the Caregiver: Caring for Yourself so You Can Care for Others with Rachel Bowers, LMSW, Assistant Director of Caregiving at SAGE—Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders. Whether you identify yourself as a caregiver or not, this presentation will cover resources and ways to care for yourself when you are juggling many priorities. We’ll learn about the caregiving relationship and how to plan for potential caregiving roles in the future. All are welcome! Hosted by Aging Together.

Questions? Contact Judy Ribnick at or 917-310-4656.

Past Aging Together Recordings

Missed an Aging Together program? See below for links to recordings from recent programs. 

  • 12/11/23 – “The Queer Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art” with Professor Andrew Lear (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 11/13/23 – “Funeral Pre-planning: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid (and Didn’t Want) to Ask!” with Gregory Katz-Zannitto, LFD, Senior Funeral Director, Director of Communal Partnerships, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 9/11/23 – “Legacies Forward and Back Part 1: Sharing the Harvest of Your Life: The Jewish Tradition of Ethical Wills” with Rabbi Laura Geller
  • 8/21/23 – “Building a Holier World: Seasonal Resistance During the Yamim Nora’im” with Rabbis Kleinbaum and Moskowitz
  • 6/11/23 – “Queer? Who, Me? The Names We Call Ourselves” with Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Aliza Schwartz
  • 5/15/23 – “Disrupting Judaism”: Rabbi Michael Strassfeld and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in Conversation 
  • 4/10/23 – “Medical Cannabis: Weeding Out Fact from Fiction” with Dr. Kenneth Weinberg, Chief Medical Officer at Cannabis Doctors of New York
  • 3/13/23 – “Your Digital Legacy – What You Should Do Now” with Dr. Pierre Darmon
  • 2/15/23 – “Ageism Unmasked: How Age Discrimination Impacts Every Generation” with Dr. Tracey Gendron
  • 12/5/22 – “Honest Aging” Book Launch with Dr. Rosanne Leipzig (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 11/14/22 – “Little Known Tips That Will Sharpen Your Mind and Memory” 
  • 9/19/22 – “Hearing Loss and Tips for Better Communication”
  • 8/8/22 – “Spiritual Aging” with Rabbi Laura Geller


Check out the monthly Aging Together Newsletter! Aging Together registrants are automatically added to the email list, but if you’re not registered, you can sign up for the newsletter by selecting the “Aging Together” checkbox. You can also view previous newsletters which contain recordings and presentations from past Aging Together monthly gatherings and other useful resources: 

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Mishpachah (Family) is CBST’s premier social and cultural group for people age 55+, our friends and allies. Learn more