Clergy Sermons

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Sermons from December 2015

Lindsay Kanter
Parashat Veyechi

Lindsay Kanter  |  December 25, 2015

Ari S. Lorge
It would be enough (Parashat Vayigash)

Ari S. Lorge  |  December 18, 2015

In the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens… just kidding. Stop running for the doors. I promise this is a spoiler-free sermon. There’s going to be no Star Wars in this d’rash at all. Instead, I want to focus tonight on the Broadway musical Hamilton and a character trait that lies at the center of the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, because this trait also lies at the center of the story of our patriarch Jacob.

Stephanie D. Kolin
Parashat Mikeitz

Stephanie D. Kolin  |  December 11, 2015

This past weekend, I had the profound honor of joining two of our exceptional LCLJ staff members in taking our Central Synagogue 9th graders to Washington DC to join 200 other Jewish teens on a trip that the Religious Action Center calls: L'taken, or "to repair" – as in – to repair the world. Our kids are incredible and besides advocating on behalf of issues that deeply matter to them – they also learned and laughed a ton, sent 4 billion text messages, ate 36 donuts – there were 9 of them – fell in and out of love multiple times, did Havdalah in front of the Jefferson Memorial, and made us very very proud.

Angela W. Buchdahl
Parashat Vayeishev

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  December 4, 2015