Our congregation is proud of our "Caring Community," which organizes help and support for anyone in our community. This year, we are refreshing and expanding the reach of the Caring Community, and we are especially eager to provide help not only when it's needed but also when it's just plain helpful? My Rosh Hashanah sermon explores the difference between meeting needs and kindly helping and asks community members to join us in our endeavor in the year ahead.
Britain has a new king! This moment has led to reflection the world over on the topic of monarchy and leadership, but of course, these aren't new questions in Jewish tradition. We call God Melech Haolam, "King of the Universe" - but what does this metaphor really mean? (Hint: It doesn't mean that God is petty, selfish slave-driver!)
“To be effective, the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.”