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High Holiday Sermons, Talks and Essays


Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Sermon by Rabbi Booth (Video)

Rosh Hashanah talk with Elliot Lepler (PDF)

Rosh Hashanah speech by Meital Amzallag - "What it means to be Jewish" (PDF)

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi Graff (Video)

Yom Kippur Sermon by Rabbi Booth (Video)


As it was for the rest of the world, the 2020 High Holidays were extremely unique for us - both in challenges and opportunities. One positive thing is that because the majority of the congregation attending on Zoom, we have videos of this year's High Holiday Sermons & Talks. 

Rosh Hashanah

Torah Dialogue with Rabbi Booth & Carol Booth (Video)

Yom Kippur

Rabbi Graff's Yom Kippur Sermon (PDF) (Video)

Rabbi Booth's Yom Kippur Sermon (Video)

Words from members of our congregation on how  2020 has affected them and their communities
Featuring Zack Bodner, Tamika Hayes and Dr. Brian McBeth

Video Here.




“Civil Discourse” – Rabbi David Booth, Rosh Hashanah
“Serve God with Joy” – Rabbi Sarah Graff, Rosh Hashanah in the Round
Handout – Rabbi Sarah Graff, Rosh Hashanah In the Round
“Resilience” – Rabbi David Booth and Maytal Booth, Yom Kippur Drash
“This Is the Day” – Rabbi Sarah Graff, Yom Kippur

5778 / 2017

"Kindness is the Answer” – Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Rosh Hashanah
“The Center Cannot Hold: a Call For Community” –  Rabbi David Booth, Rosh Hashanah
D’var Haftarah: Shmuel I 1:1-2:10 – David and Cliff Swain-Salomon, Rosh Hashanah
“What it means to be a Jew” – Rabbi Sarah Graff, Yom Kippur
“Being Disruptive” – Rabbi David Booth, Yom Kippur

5777 / 2016

Rabbi Booth: Sharing Vulnerability As a Path To Wholeness (Yom Kippur)
Rabbi Booth: Awakening To The Divine Image (Rosh Hashanah)
Jane Uyvova Yom Kippur Teshuvah
Reflections by Abigail Caine (Yom Kippur)
Rick Dinitz: Ki Hinei KaHomer (Kol Nidre)
Rabbi Graff: Turn Toward the Blessing (Yom Kippur Sermon)
Lee Erman: Change In Spite Of Myself (Rosh Hashanah Talk)
Rosh Hashanah Talk by Lisa Goldman
Rabbi Graff: The Measure of Our Days (Rosh Hashanah)
Rabbi Graff: Rosh Hashanah In the Round Handout

Thu, May 30 2024 22 Iyyar 5784