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Eternal Songs

Oct 23, 2019

The following is a text version of Rabbi Steve Schwartz's Shabbat sermon from October 12th, 2019, a reflection about Robert Hunter, lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

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Rabbi Schwartz's Kol Nidre Sermon

Oct 08, 2019

The following is a text version of Rabbi Steve Schwartz's Kol Nidre (5780) sermon:

When our children were growing up, we had an imaginary friend who lived in the house with us, whose name was AILAT - spelled A I L A T. Ailat used to turn up in all kinds of places and situations, but mostly appeared when something had gone wrong. 

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On Empathy

Oct 04, 2019

The following is a text version of Rabbi Dana Saroken's Rosh Hashanah (5780) sermon:

It was 1945 when Rabbi Robert Marcus was sent to Europe as a chaplain. He was an American rabbi, lawyer, and activist, and he had enlisted to be a part of the war efforts. World War II was coming to an end, and Rabbi Marcus was sent in. He was among the first people to walk through the gates on the day of Buchenwald's liberation. 

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