Embracing Our Differences

The following is a sermon I gave at Saint Elisabeth’s Church in Glencoe, Illinois, on February 22. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into your community. What a blessing it has been to become involved with St. Elisabeth’s. I have spent my rabbinate these past eight years working with interfaith couples and families and […]

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Peace In Our Families

Ruth Nemzoff’s 2014 sermon for Brandeis Hillel on peace and intermarriage.

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Rabbi Ari Moffic’s Sermon on Today’s Judaism

The following is my sermon given on March 7, 2014 at Temple Beth El in Munster, IN. The weekly Torah portions now move into the book of Leviticus. The Five Books of Moses are referred to by Hebrew names which are the first main word in that section of Torah. Leviticus is known as Vayikra […]

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Rabbi Helbraun’s Decision to Officiate at Interfaith Marriages

Rabbi Helbraun’s 2012 sermon about his decision to officiate at interfaith weddings.

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The Choosing People

On Yom Kippur this year, I had the pleasure of listening to a personal, heartfelt and inspiring sermon by Rabbi Rachel Saphire of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. The sermon got my family thinking and talking and I thought you might enjoy it too. Rabbi Saphire has been kind enough to allow us to […]

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A Service of Welcoming and Inclusion: Welcoming a Jew-by-Choice without Alienating Non-Jews

A personal narrative about a grandmother’s conversion to Judaism after a Catholic upbringing.

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