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 »

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 »

A Honey Sweet New Year!

The time for apples and honey is soon here with the arrival of Rosh Hashanah.  There is nothing better than dipping that crunchy sweet-tart apple in honey! Just in time for Rosh Hashanh I came across some HoneyFacts to help you appreciate the liquid gold that is symbol for our New Year! -Honeybees must tap…Read more »