Nevertheless – the Truth Persists / Eppur Si Muove: Sermon Yom Kippur Afternoon 2018-5779

Sermon Yom Kippur Afternoon 2018-5779 David J. Cooper It’s Yom Kippur afternoon. I figure it’s a good time to tell a story. Some of you might know that I’m a […]

RACIAL JUSTICE INVOCATION

by Aurora Levins Morales This piece was written for the Kehilla community and shared on Kol Nidre 5779/2018. In the heart of this congregation, we have planted the seeds of racial […]

Rabbi Gray Myrseth’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5779

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in High Holyday Sermons | No Comments

Together at the Gates—Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779 The first time I looked at a page of Talmud, my initial thought was, “what have I gotten myself into?” This was the […]

High Holy Day Sermons 5778/2017

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in High Holyday Sermons | No Comments

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Howard Hamburger (coming soon) Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon by Jessica Shen-Wachter Kol Nidre Sermon […]

Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “I Will Sing for People Who Might not Sing for Me”*

When I was 12 or 13, I came home one day wearing my friend Steve Rogers’ necklace. It was a leather string with painted ceramic beads on it. And right […]

Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon by Jessica Shen-Wachter

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in High Holyday Sermons, Sermons | No Comments

As a Chinese American Jew, for as long as I can remember I have been passionate about social justice. I remember meeting with my principal as a fifth grader because […]

“Tai: A Yom Kippur Sermon” by Aurora Levins Morales

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in High Holyday Sermons, Sermons | One Comment

  [The theme of Kehilla Community Synagogue’s High Holy Days was “spiritual audacity” drawn from these words by Abraham Joshua Heschel, written in 1963: “The hour calls for moral grandeur […]

High Holy Day Sermons 5777/2016

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden” Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi […]

Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden”

I want to talk with you tonight about home. About what it means to have a home, to be pushed out of our home, and to long for home. These […]

Yom Kippur Sermon by Rabbi Burt Jacobson: “The Quest for Inner Freedom”

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the day of at-one-ment, is drawing toward its close. The inner and outer work of the Ten Days of Teshuvah is almost complete. And […]