Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Second Chance, September 25, 2015

The Erev Shabbat Service between Yom Kippur and Sukkot is usually one of the most sparsely attended during the year. We experience prayer fatigue.  After being here Tuesday night and all day Wednesday for Yom Kippur, neither our bodies nor … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Yizkor Service, September 23, 2015

We join together this afternoon as a congregation of mourners.  We come here to gain support from others who have also experienced the loss of loved ones.  We dedicate this hour to think of them, to recall all that we … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Morning, September 23, 2015

Shana Tova and G’mar Chatima Tova!  Sally, our family, and I greet you on this most important day of our year, the day when we stand alone before God and the heavenly court, when the imagery of God as the … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippur, September 22, 2015

This is the night of nights, the holiest time of the year.  The gates of prayer are wide open as God listens to our pleas.  This day is one of utmost seriousness as we look at ourselves with unvarnished objectivity.  … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon 5776, September 13, 2015

Shana Tova!  Welcome to Oheb Shalom and the New Year of 5776.  It is hard to believe, but this is our seventeenth Rosh Hashanah together.  As I look through the congregation this morning, I see so many with whom we … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Rosh Hashanah 5776, September 13, 2015

Shana Tova and Gut Yontef.   On behalf of Sally and our family, our clergy, staff, officers and Board of Trustees, I welcome you back to Oheb Shalom as we usher in the New Year of 5776.  Together we pray that … Continue reading

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