TEACHING | Keynote addresses, speeches & scholar-in- residence programs

I bring passion and humanity to teaching  professionals, congregations and community organizations. As I speak, I draw on my rich experience in accompanying individuals and families in later life. I blend inspiration from the wisdom of Jewish tradition with cutting-edge professional perspectives to frame engaging and empowering presentations. I always tailor a presentation to its context; I will learn from you about your community and event, and design a presentation to achieve your objectives.

Selected topics

  • Birth out of brokenness: the spiritual journey beyond midlife. Click here for audio clip.
  • Seeking the divine image: making sense of dementia
  • Finding grit and grace beyond midlife  Learn about Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife (Jewish Lights, 2015), my new book
  • Walking the narrow bridge: Jewish sacred wisdom for end-of-life dilemmas.  Read more
  • Life Story Midrash: an interactive, healing experience
  • Generation to generation: forging congregations for all ages
  • On being an elder: interviews with distinguished older Jews. Click here to view clips.
  • Refilling the empty cup: fostering resilience for healthcare professionals
  • And you shall be a blessing: fostering elders as spiritual resources within faith communities
  • Toward wholeness: spirituality as a resources for healthcare professionals’ work with elders
  • The journey of later life: Moses our teacher shows the way.
  • The holy art of blessing

Recent venues


Aging services

Adult Jewish learning


Other venues

Click here to hear a clip of Rabbi Dayle’s keynote address to spirituality beyond midlife conference at UJA-Federation.