My second day of Rosh Hashanah sermon continues my theme of reviewing the seven most important sermons that I have given through the years. As I make my way to retirement from the Pulpit, this High Holy Days I am sharing important themes and motifs that I have touch upon during my 35 years in…Read more »
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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.
From Despair to Hope: Facing Our Depths And Lifting toward Hope.
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 »
Have Character-A New Year Hope
My sermon from Rosh Hashanah Morning 5776 on the ideal of Character.
Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5776
Planting Seeds…. a Sermon for Rosh Hashanah Morning
The following is my Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon for 5776 Shana Tov. Boker Tov. Good morning and Happy New Year everyone. Character. It is the template of a good person. When we say a someone has character, We mean they are upright; Trustworthy and honest. When we describe a person of character we see someone…Read more »
Awaken My Soul/We Shall Overcome
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
Awaken My Soul: A sermon for Erev Rosh Hashanah
Shana Tovah Wow! Wasn’t this something. Thank you Cantor and Jeremy and the Kol Ami New Year’s Band for such an uplifting beginning to our Rosh Hashanah 5775! We all need awakening for the New Year. Tonight we can say goodbye to the tzoris of last year. For the last few months I just…Read more »
Universal and Particular
The Universal and Particular Next week we will be observing Rosh Hashanah. I look forward to greeting each of you at our magnificent High Holy Day services at the Artani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC )in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. Our New Year’s observances are different than many other…Read more »
The Bluebird of Happiness
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 »