My sermon from Rosh Hashanah Eve 5780 Delivered at Congregation Kol Ami. The world is broken. But you already knew that. You didn’t need to come here to understand the fragile nature of the times we are in. We just have to look around us to see the world is on fire. Literally and figuratively.…Read more »
My time as an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California was an important part of my life. I was only there for two years–my junior and senior year of college but it left an indelible imprint on my life. Here is an article published today on the USC Dornsife Website (Liberal Arts) featuring…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 »
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 sermon from Rosh Hashanah Morning 5776 on the ideal of Character.
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 »
This is a wonderful article written in the Jewish Journal. I am proud to share it with you about my upcoming term as President of the CCAR. Rabbi Denise Eger seeks to open doors wider to all Jews.
Here is my interview in the Advocate. Although they got some facts wrong. My Ordination year is wrong—it is HUC-JIR 1988. I came out publicly in 1988 What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People? | Advocate.com.
Tonight we begin the Festival of Sukkot, our Fall Harvest Extravaganza! In our day and time this is a most overlooked by liberal Jews. With so much emphasis on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur the rest of the High Holy Days- Sukkot, Hoshanah Rabbah, Simchat Torah are often passed by. In the ancient days this…Read more »
The musical piece that followed my Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon is below. Cantor Mark Saltzman and Jeremy Gimbel with Alec Milstein on Bass http://youtu.be/XyyIcfp27PQ