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Sermons from September 2015

Mo Glazman
Parashat Haazinu

Mo Glazman  |  September 25, 2015

Angela W. Buchdahl
Inviting God Back to the Garden (Yom Kippur 5776)

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  September 23, 2015

Just last month, my family and I went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. It was the first time my children or I had ever been there. On the afternoon we arrived, we began our hike thick in the trees, but after about a mile we arrived at the North Rim of the canyon. All of a sudden, the forest thinned out, the ground fell away, and the full grandeur of the canyon came into view.

Rabbi Lisa Rubin
Memory: The Importance of Forgetting (Yom Kippur 5776)

Rabbi Lisa Rubin  |  September 23, 2015

Would you remember everything if you could? If you could be granted a superpower of memory, would you choose to remember every day of your life? Would you want the kind of mind that could recall extraordinary details on command? I used to think I would.

Mo Glazman
Holding On & Letting Go (Yom Kippur Yizkor 5776)

Mo Glazman  |  September 23, 2015

For many of us, the tension of loving others requires us to fiercely hold on to them, and at other times, loving means letting go. This is true for parents and children, but is certainly also true for spouses, partners, and friends. This is true in life and also true long after our loved ones have left us.

Julia R. Cadrain
From Sorrow to Joy (Yom Kippur Yizkor 5776)

Julia R. Cadrain  |  September 23, 2015

As I look out at this congregation, I know that there are some of us coming to this moment of reflection and memory, this Yizkor service, from a dark place of mourning. Some of us have suffered devastating and unexpected loss this year. I hope that our community has been there for you during that time, but I also imagine that in the depth of your grief, there were moments when there was nothing we could say to help hold you up.

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