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Commentary Series

The Commentaries collection of videos was designed by members of the Schaalman family to actively sustain their father’s insights within the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging. The films feature faith leaders from many communities sharing their perspectives on aging, life, and what matters—in part a response to Rabbi Schaalman’s own filmed insights.

Schaalman Colleagues

A collection of personal perspectives on aging, featuring four faith leaders from diverse religions who knew Rabbi Schaalman well. Their combined responses to the Rabbi’s own filmed insights provide a uniquely interactive platform for these topics.

Commentary Series with Martin E. Marty, PhD

This six minute pilot film highlights the sage insights on aging of this renowned 91 year old national historian when interviewed by Rabbi Michael Zedek.

Excerpt from Martin E. Marty, PhD, Rabbi Zedek and Reverend Buchanan

This 15 minute film is an excerpt from an interview with Martin E. Marty, PhD, Rabbi Zedek, and Reverend Buchanan who discuss the lessons of aging and reminisce on the influence of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman.

Full Interview with  Martin E. Marty, PhD, Rabbi Zedek and Reverend Buchanan

This 38 minute interview features Martin E. Marty, PhD, Rabbi Zedek, and Reverend Buchanan discussing life lessons, growth in faith, grief, connection and more.