"Judaism has never been solely a religion to me. It’s a people, a culture, and a religion, kind of like a state of being. It helps me locate myself in the world."
A sample of recent holiday ritual documents created by our ritual committees (and updated yearly) is available here. Please feel free to download them for your own personal use.
Every Rosh Hashanah, a community member is invited to give a d'var on a topic that relates something of personal interest or expertise to larger lessons for the upcoming year. Below is a sampling of d'vars from recent years. Feel free to download them to read at your leisure.
- Janet Axelrod - 2011 (untitled)
- Rosa Blumenfeld - 2009 (untitled)
- Steve Ostrow - 2008 ("Worth Noticing? The Spanish Civil War Vet, the Lamed Vovniks, and the People of Gaza")
- Mike Felsen - 2007 (untitled)
- Sam Graham-Felsen -2006 (untitled)
- Gail Dines - 2005 ("This Sisterhood is Powerful")
- Paul Saba - 2004 (untitled)