Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sermon for Erev Shabbat 5777, October 14, 2016

The Journey After the family dinners of Rosh Hashana and the somber seriousness of Yom Kippur, our emphasis is on the joyous celebration of the fall harvest and reveling in the togetherness of family and community.  In the Torah, Sukkot … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Yizkor Service 5777, October 12, 2016

  We gather here today as a congregation of mourners, every one of us having experienced the death of a loved one.  No matter how long and well they might have lived, their deaths leave us with an emotional void.  … Continue reading

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Sermon for Yom Kippur Morning 5777, October 12, 2016

  It is so good to be with you once again as we observe our eighteenth Yom Kippur together.   As I look out among you I see new friends and old, a community in the making, one in which we … Continue reading

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Sermon for Erev Yom Kippur 5777, October 11, 2016

Shana Tova and G’mar Chatima Tova!  Sally and our family joins me in wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy New Year.  We pray that this will be a year of health and peace for us … Continue reading

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Sermon for Oheb Shalom Memorial Park 5777, October 9, 2016

Exactly two months ago, Sally, our son Benjamin, my sister Nancy, brother in law Eric and I engaged in a journey of discovery.  Besides learning about Irish whiskey and beer, we were looking for traces of Sally’s grandfather, Nathan Shallman.  … Continue reading

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Israel Bonds Appeal, 2016-5777

Many of us have had some serious disagreements with Israel’s current government.  This is the most right wing government in Israel’s history.  Its ideological bent is indicated by the composition of the cabinet, its settlement policies, and most relevant for … Continue reading

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Sermon for Rosh Hashanah Morning 5777, October 3, 2016

Shana Tova and welcome to the New Year of 5777.  It may be hard to believe, but this is our eighteenth Rosh Hashanah together.  Eighteen, of course, equals chai, “life.”  Given that auspicious omen, I know this will be a … Continue reading

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