This Rosh Hashanah is my last as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami as I will retire next July 2023. Here is my sermon for Day 1 of Rosh HaShanah 5783.
Dear Friends and Readers I have been a bit AWOL as 2015 begins. That’s because I have been busier than ever! Kol Ami is growing and program-wise thriving! Our building is getting refreshed and I am so exicited. Here is the an article that appeared in WEHOVILLE about the amazing refurbishing and renewal at Kol…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
Yom Kippur Morning – Reflection of Israel on the 40 Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War Boker Tov, Good Morning.Gmar Chatimah Tovah. May you all be sealed in the Book of life. As many of you know this summer I completed my Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Leadership Initiative and graduated as a Sr. Rabbinic Fellow…Read more »
Below is my Rosh Hashanah Evening Sermon for 5774. Shanah Tovah u’metukah-I want to wish each of you a happy and sweet New Year! Tonight we have begun our New Year’s observance with exuberance, with music and song, and reflection. Thank you to Cantor Saltzman to our student Rabbi Jeremy…Read more »
I want to wish each of you a light filled Chanukah. I hope you will extend your inner light to someone else this year. A smile, a helping hand, a listening ear, a gift of tzedakah for those in need. I hope you will be inspired by the story of Chanukah with the courage of…Read more »
LGBT Jews take pride in inclusiveness BY REBEKAH BLUME http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.1338995330.html#_=1339704744007&count=horizontal&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&size=m&text=LGBT%20Jews%20take%20pride%20in%20inclusiveness%20%7C%20Los%20Angeles%20%7C%20Jewish%20Journal&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&via=jewishjournal Share https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?bsv=pr&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&size=medium&count=true&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fgapi%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3DCUKkf7yj7K0.en.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D!rFmBCPi40VqIDfp2cA%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAItRSTMMsM32mnT4OnVgxvel4kC2TNCoXQ#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart&id=I0_1339704743972&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com Crowds of revellers pack Santa Monica Boulevard during the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood on June 10. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters Before he told members of his family, Nathan Looney told members of his synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), that…Read more »
Don’t forget tonight is the fourth candle! Celebrate with me and Kol Ami at Hollywood & Highland in the main courtyard-Calypso Shabbat Chanukah! It will be an amazing Shabbat Chanukah experience. We begin the festivities at 6 pm…. Hollywood & Highland is at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Afterwards dinner at BOHO!
Well I guess I am finally in the holiday spirit! Between the cold, damp and gloomy weather that reminds me of winters in New York (without the snow) and the fantastic pre-Chanukah celebration last Friday night at temple I am now officially in the holiday mode. We had a wonderful evening of songs and light,…Read more »
Are you curious about Judaism? Ever want to know about Judaism? Gone to a lot of Bar Mitzvahs and been intrigued with the rituals? Shared a Passover seder at a friend’s house and thought this was for you? If your not Jewish yourself but thought you’d like to know more-then I will be teaching the…Read more »