Sermons

Erev Yom Kippur 5779 Sermon - Being a Good Steward and Living in Balance with the Earth

The spaciousness of the Days of Awe allows each of us to reflect on the difficulty, pain, and loss
we endured throughout the past year, as well the accomplishments, blessings, and joy. It is in this
spirit...

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Yom Kippur Morning 5779 Sermon - Racism A State Policy

“Pave a road, pave a road. Clear a path! Remove the obstacles from my people’s path.” These
are the words of the Prophet Isaiah that we take to heart on Yom Kippur.

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When Officiating at a Jewish Wedding is a Crime - Rabbi Erev RH Sermon 5779

Tonight marks the start of the New Year, 5779. Next month, immediately after the High Holidays. I will leave for Israel to officiate at the wedding of my best friend's daughter. I plan to return to Kingston one week later, assuming I am not arrested. 

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Rosh Hashanah Morning Kindness - Rabbi Sermon 5779

Kindness, Compassion, Integrity, Honesty…
The Challenge of Living
“And you wait, await the one thing that will infinitely increase your life; the gigantic, the stupendous, the awakening…” These words are from a poem by Rilke that we read during our contemplative Selichot service.

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