“Naamah’s Voice”

“Naamah’s Voice”: Cantor Erin Frankel’s sermon from Friday, October 12 I went to the movies recently. I went to see A Star is Born, because I felt an overwhelming compulsion to see it. I last saw a movie, two actually, over the summer, while my children were at overnight camp...

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Happiness vs. Meaning

Rabbi Eli Freedman: Yom Kippur Morning Sermon This past spring, we had the unique opportunity to host Anat Hoffman, a civil rights pioneer in Israel. Through her organizations, Women of the Wall and the Israeli Religious Action Center, Hoffman works to protect the rights of women, Reform Jews, Arabs and...

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If These Walls Could Talk: 90 Years in the Sanctuary

Delivered by Rabbi Maderer Rosh Hashanah morning Some of you may have known one of Rodeph Shalom’s oldest, long-time members, Floss Feder, of blessed memory.   In my last visit with Floss, who this spring died at the age of 103 ½  ,  I shared with her our plans to celebrate...

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90TH ANNIVERSARY

Yom Kippur Address delivered by RS President Michael Hauptman on September 19, 2018.  There’s a story in the Talmud about an old man planting a fruit tree by the side of the road.  A traveler walking by asks him how long it will be before that tree produces fruit. The...

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Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779 – Civic Engagement

Sermon given on Sunday, September 9 by Rabbi Eli Freedman HaYom Harat Olam; today is the birthday of the world. Tonight, Erev Rosh Hashanah, we begin the New Year of 5779. And tomorrow morning, in the words of the song we just sang: Let the sun rise, On a new...

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Bring Your Lamp

Yom Kippur Address delivered by RS President Michael Hauptman on September 30, 2017. Language has always been an interest of mine; how language evolves, where words come from and how language provides a window into a society or culture.  So, a book I read recently, Aphrodite and the Rabbis by...

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High Holy Day Services for Families with Young Children

We invite you and your children to celebrate the High Holy Days with us this year. See the service schedule for Families with Young Children. L’Shana Tovah! High Holy Day Services for Families with Young Children Contemporary “Multi-generational” Morning Services: Requires a “pass;” please contact Catherine Fischer (cfischer@rodephshalom.org). Rosh Hashanah:...

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How to Move the Right Heart at the Right Time

Davar Acher By Cantor Erin R. Frankel (as posted on ReformJudaism) When, in Exodus 25:1-2, Torah tells us “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved,” the text manages...

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