Clergy Sermons

At Central Synagogue

Sermons from December 2016

Stephanie D. Kolin
Parashat Mikeitz

Stephanie D. Kolin  |  December 30, 2016

Maurice A. Salth
Parashat Vayeishev

Maurice A. Salth  |  December 23, 2016

Julia R. Cadrain
Wrestling with God (Parashat Vayishlach)

Julia R. Cadrain  |  December 16, 2016

During my time here at Central, I have spent many mornings at the Upper West Side mikveh, sitting with Rabbi Lisa Rubin as she leads her students through the ceremonies of conversion. We start with a beit din, rabbinic court, where we ask questions to draw out the students’ reflections on their process. From there, students immerse in the waters of the mikveh, and then we close with celebration and blessing. Witnessing this ritual of transformation is always a beautiful way to start my day.

Stephanie D. Kolin
Parashat Vayeitzei

Stephanie D. Kolin  |  December 9, 2016

Angela W. Buchdahl
Parashat Toldot

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  December 2, 2016