This was my sermon from Friday night June 30, 2017. Many of you have asked for a copy. Here it is. Shabbat Shalom Tonight I had a different sermon. A sermon to celebrate our 25 years of our Congregation and to imagine together the next 25 years. But that will wait for another Shabbat…Read more »
(I haven’t written yet about the fiasco at the NGLTF’s Creating Change ’16 Conference in Chicago last week). I am frankly still processing the outrageous Antisemitism displayed there and the lack of The Task Force’s ability to create safe space. There is much to be said about what happened. But here is a letter sent…Read more »
Reform Movement Leaders to PM Netanyahu: Help End Incitement 12/18/2015 PrintEmailShare Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus 202.387.2800 | email@example.com Today, leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement addressed the following letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, In these troubling and difficult times, we have witnessed a worrying escalation of incitement…Read more »
We released this statement on behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the oldest and largest rabbinical organization in North American which I have the privilege of serving as President) today in response to the despicable and deplorable statements made by a political candidate. CCAR Statement Condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The…Read more »
My Kol Nidre sermon from 5776 on Racism, White Privilege, America’s Journey for Justice.
The Gun Violence has got to stop. The latest cold blooded murders of the 2 Roanoke, Virginia reporters is yet another heartbreaking example of why we must assert more control of the selling and ownership of guns in this country. It is out of hand. From Charleston, to Aurora, Trayvon Martin, and Sandy Hook the…Read more »
As you know I traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in the NAACP’s Journey for Justice representing the Central Conference of Reform Rabbis. I was profoundly moved by my experience marching with the Torah across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. I have written my additional thoughts. Published by the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Here is…Read more »
These were my comments at the NAACP Rally at the beginning of the Journey for Justice. This is a 40 day+ march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. The Central Conference of American Rabbis is partnering with the NAACP and other African American Civil Rights groups to call attention to the systemic racism in our…Read more »
I am a feminist. That means I try to promote women and access by women to great jobs, great education, and full liberty and equality in my faith and in civil society. It doesn’t mean – I hate men. I love men! I care about men. I want them to care about me too. Feminism…Read more »
See mu we my comments on our big win at the Supreme Court Amazing Love does win and Justice too! Jewish community reacts to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage | Nation | Jewish Journal.