[Sermon] Anne Frank Shabbat 5779

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 15 June 2019 Herefordshire Jewish Community There are many sights worth seeing in Amsterdam but, if you are there on a Shabbat I do recommend you go to the Amsterdam Liberal Synagogue. I think it is the most beautiful modern synagogue building in Europe. It was … Read More

Read sermons and speeches from Holocaust Memorial Day

31 January 2019 Last weekend saw Jews around the country join with people of all faiths, and none, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Services, ceremonies and events were held to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed under Nazi … Read More

[Sermon] Antisemitism and the Chosen People

  Tevye the milkman, in Fiddler on the Roof, said, “I know, I know. We are Your chosen people. But once in a while, can’t You choose someone else?” It is not easy to be God’s chosen people, as we are especially aware as we commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this … Read More

Tu BiShvat 5779

Rabbi Ofek Meir 15 January 2019 Originally posted on ReformJudaism.org Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founders Tu BiShvat is known as the Jewish Arbor Day, and as such, it’s the time each year when Israeli school children plant trees. Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that it was … Read More

[Sermon] Why Does Laughter Matter?

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 26 October 2018 Parashat Vayeira 2018: Why Does Laughter Matter? Mr. Rabinowitz was propped up on his deathbed, his days on this earth drawing to a close. His family had been streaming in and out of the house to say their goodbyes, and now only his daughter … Read More

[Sermon] He said, she said

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 6 October 2018 “He said, she said”. It’s an expression, a colloquialism, an anecdote. And recently it’s been plastered across the headlines in light of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony in advance of Brett Kavanaugh’s impending Supreme Court appointment. In this week’s parashah, Bereishit, we find one of … Read More