Sermons & Speeches

Below are sermons, speeches (and a few writings) from our spiritual leaders and members for Shabbat, High Holy Days, Pride and other occasions. They continue to serve as sources of knowledge, meaning and inspiration.

Cantor Wunch, High Holy Days, 2021

Deborah Britzman, “Senses of loneliness,” High Holy Days, 2021

Cantor Wunch, High Holy Days, 2021

Karen Charnow Lior, President’s speech, High Holy Days, 2021

Rabbi Emerita Aviva Goldberg, Pride Havdalah Sermon, June 12, 2021

Cantor Wunch, Pride Havdalah Sermon, June 12, 2021

Rabbi Dara Lithwick, “Reflections on the Passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z’’l,” 2020

Rabbi Dara Lithwick, High Holy Days, 2020

Daniela Gesundheit, Opening Remarks, Zoom Shabbat, 2020

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “We Must Not Continue to Be the World’s Scapegoat,” Shabbat, May 4, 2019

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2019

Steven Logan, High Holy Days, 2019

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2019

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2019

Lorne Gould, High Holy Days, 2019

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2018

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2018

Dr. Jordan Paper, “Why Do We Celebrate the High Holidays?” High Holy Days, 2018

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “Our Stories are Today’s Story,” High Holy Days, 2017

Karen Charnow Lior, High Holy Days, 2017

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “Standing in the Face of Trump: A D’var Torah,” 2016

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2016

Daniela Gesundheit, High Holy Days, 2016

David Orenstein, “Will He Forgive?”, High Holy Days, 2016

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “We Must Continue to Repair the World,” High Holy Days, 2016

Jacob Kaufman, “The Subversive Story of Jonah,” High Holy Days, 2016

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “Hakarot Hatov – Appreciating the Good in Our Lives,” High Holy Days, 2015

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, with Elise Eisenkraft Klein, “Misperceptions, Misconceptions: A Dialogue to Dispel Differences,” High Holy Days, 2015

David Townsend, High Holy Days, 2015

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “The In-Between,” High Holy Days, 2015

Gita Schwartz, High Holy Days, 2015

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, “The Significance of the Month of Elul,” 2015

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2014

Simone Brightstein, High Holy Days, 2014

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2014

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2014

j wallace, “In the Spirit of the Day,” High Holy Days, 2014

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2013

Rabbi Aviva Goldberg, High Holy Days, 2013

Harriet Eisenkraft, “My Jewish Husband,” Anniversary speech, 2009

Harriet Eisenkraft & Elise Eisenkraft Klein, “The Jewish Way of Death,” 2005