Rosh Hashana–Seeing, Doing, Belonging

Stand for what is true and just–act to realize it.

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Va’etchanan – Why Religion Matters

People see us acting on Jewish values, and it has the potential to touch them, and change them.

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Korach – Lessons in Conflict and Leadership

Korach, Moses’ cousin challenges Moses and Aaron’s leadership.

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Shlach Lecha – Seeing What Might Be

Joshua and Caleb, and Shimon Peres teach us to see the world in terms of its potential.

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Being Our Best Selves – Reflections on sabbatical

I am so grateful for this community affording me the opportunity to get away.

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Yom Kippur – Planting Seeds

We need to plant seeds of human connection, teaching tolerance and mutual understanding.

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Kol Nidre – May our Compassion Conquer our Anger

The spiritual call for our times is noble anger synthesized with rachmanut – compassion. 

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Rosh Hashanah – Belonging and Becoming

We begin by asking what Jewish identity means. What makes a Jew a Jew?

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Solar Eclipse and Spiritual Meaning

Judaism marvels at everything in nature.  The solar eclipse is an opportunity to feel awe.

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A Statement About Charlottesville

Now is a time to come together and speak with unified voice

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