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High Holy Days 5777 SERMONS

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Try a Little Tenderness
Can we break the cycle of fear -> anger -> cruelty-> fear? Non-complementarity, aka GRACE, as a spiritual practice.
Yom Kippur
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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In the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Talking about dying, death, grief and what comes after can imbue our lives with meaning, purpose and love.
Kol Nidre
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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Awakenings
Blessings and miseries are unfolding before our eyes. Let us not sleep through the revolution.
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Rabbis Sharon Brous and Ronit Tsadok (text study)
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America Needs to Find its Way Again
Race, violence and madness in an election year. How can we reclaim the soul of our country?
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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What’s Your Story?
Erev Rosh
Hashanah
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
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High Holy Days 5776 SERMONS

Holding On: A Plea to Stay in the Conversation
Yom Kippur
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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Letting Go: Permission to Grieve, and Live Again
Kol Nidre
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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Wide Awake: A Spiritual Response to the Collapse of Compassion
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Rabbi Sharon Brous
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#LoveWins
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
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High Holy Days 5775 SERMONS

Fire on the Mountain
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Our generation is called to holy excavation. Dig beneath the edifice and the artifice to rediscover the foundational Jewish ideas.
Yom Kippur 5775 – October 4th, 2014
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What Are You Waiting For?
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Because somewhere in our hearts we know that it really ought to matter if we sneeze.
Kol Nidre 5775 – October 3rd, 2014
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EDGERS
Rabbi Sharon Brous
It’s in our DNA to be edgers – to see the world both with the privileged assumptions of an insider and the sensitivity and wakefulness of an outsider.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5775 – September, 25th, 2014
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Prayer: The Ultimate Equalizer
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
By giving us a glimpse into the Divine perspective, prayer can transform the way we walk through the world by reminding us that we are as valuable as any other person – no more, no less.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5775 – September, 24th, 2014

High Holy Days 5774 SERMONS

BREAK SCRIPT
Rabbi Sharon Brous
If the narrative of your life is choking you, or even just inhibiting you, do something about it.
Yom Kippur Day 5774 – September 14, 2013
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THE AMEN EFFECT
Rabbi Sharon Brous
How saying Amen to someone’s kaddish or blessing could change both of your lives.
Kol Nidre 5774 – September 13, 2013
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GUNS, GAYS, GOD: THE POLITICS OF SPIRITUAL CONNECTEDNESS
Rabbi Sharon Brous
In this year’s Spiritual State of the Union, we trace a story of failure and one of triumph to identify our nation’s greatest spiritual problem and its solution.
Rosh Hashanah Day One 5774 – September 5, 2013
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BRINGING YOUR WHOLE HEART
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774 – September 4, 2013

TEXT STUDIES/ Drashot 5774

DO I HAVE TO? EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF FORGIVENESS
Text Study
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – September 6, 2013

CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
Haftarah Intro
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – September 6, 2013 – Rabbi Ronit Tsadok

THE BLINDNESS OF ABRAHAM
Intro to the Torah Service
Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – September 6, 2013 – Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

AVINU MALKENINU: OUR PARENT, OUR RULER
Gabriel Botnick
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – September 6, 2013 – Gabriel Botnick

OUT ON THE EDGE
Unetaneh Tokef Intro

Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – September 6, 2013 – Rabbi Adam Greenwald

THE PERSPECTIVE PROBLEM
Intro to the Torah Service

Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
Rosh Hashanah Day One – September 5, 2013 – Rabbi Ronit Tsadok

HANNAH AS A MODEL FOR GETTING ‘UNSTUCK’
Gabriel Botnick
Rosh Hashanah Day One – Gabriel Botnick

WHEN WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY
Unetaneh Tokef Intro

Rabbi Aaron Alexander
Rosh Hashanah Day One – September 5, 2013 – Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Shofar Service 5774

SHOFAR SERVICE – ROSH HASHANAH DAY ONE
Rosh Hashanah Day One – Shofar – September 5, 2013

SHOFAR SERVICE – ROSH HASHANAH DAY TWO
Intro to the Shofar Service

Rabbi Aaron Alexander
Rosh Hashanah Day Two – Shofar – September 6, 2013

High Holy Days 5773 SERMONS

THE PROPHETS SHUDDER
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Yom Kippur Day 5773 – September 26, 2012
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CLIFF-HANGER
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Kol Nidre 5773 – September 25, 2012
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MORAL CONUNDRUM AHEAD
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Rosh Hashanah Day One 5773 – September 17, 2012
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ENOUGH
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5773 – September 16, 2012
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TEXT STUDIES/ Drashot

GOD ONLY KNOWS
Text study
Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
Rosh Hashanah Day Two 5773 – September 18, 2012

Abraham and the Question of One
Intro to Torah Service
Aimee Bender
Rosh Hashanah Day Two 5773 – September 18, 2012

High Holy Days 5772 SERMONS

What is Your Hutzpah For?
The Case for Moral Courage
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Yom Kippur Day 5772 – October 8, 2011
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Yom Kippur Love
The Case for Authenticity
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Kol Nidre 5772 – October 7, 2011
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Toward an Ethic of Imagination
The Case for Creativity
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Rosh Hashanah Day One 5772 – September 29, 2011
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When You No Longer Know Anything About Anything
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5772 – September 28, 2011

TEXT STUDIES/ Drashot

Torah Intro – Reaching the Holy of Holies
Ronit Tsadok
Yom Kippur Day 5772 – October 8, 2011

Haftarah Intro – A Justice Challenge
Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Yom Kippur Day 5772 – October 8, 2011

Yizkor – Heaven and Earth
Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Yom Kippur Day 5772 – October 8, 2011

Book of Jonah – Learning to Cry Out
Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Yom Kippur Day 5772 – October 8, 2011

The Unfinished Life
Text Study
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Rosh Hashanah Day Two 5772 – September 30, 2011

Torah Intro – Abraham’s Test: Pass or Fail
Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal
Rosh Hashanah Day Two 5772 – September 30, 2011

Haftarah Into – Memory Keepers
Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Rosh Hashanah Day Two 5772 – September 30, 2011

Torah Intro – Season of Gratitude
Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Rosh Hashanah Day One 5772 – September 29, 2011

Haftarah Intro – When Friends Suffer: Lessons from Hannah
Ronit Tsadok
Rosh Hashanah Day One 5772 – September 29, 2011

Shofar Service

Rosh Hashanah Day One 5772 – September 29, 2011