“Two Paths to Awakening” with Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Sylvia Boorstein & Naomi Newman: Saturday, November 3, 7pm (Doors open 6:30)

  Join us for a rare evening of conversation with three beloved scholars and teachers. Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein and theater artist Naomi Newman will explore Buddhist and Jewish paths toward finding the wisdom to live with integrity and compassion in an uncertain world.  Each will discuss and reveal a personal definition […]

“Faith After the Holocaust” by Rabbi Burt Jacobson (High Holydays 5773/2012)

A Yom Kippur Afternoon Sermon   On Yom Kippur afternoon in traditional synagogues the cantor or prayer leader chants a section of the service called “Elah Ezkara,” which means, “These things I remember . . .” In keeping with the somber nature of the Day of Judgment, the Elah Ezkara recalls the martyrdom of the […]

Hillel’s Three Questions (High Holydays 5772 / 2011)

An Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Burt Jacobson “How are you, ma?” “So how should I be?” Instead of answering her son’s question with a direct statement—“I feel lousy!”—she answers his question with another question, as if to say, “Why are you asking me? Use you eyes, use your head, and you won’t have […]