Crowdsourcing Sermon

Crowdsourcing August 15 Sermon For this summer’s sermons, we’d like to incorporate your perspectives. The clergy will pose a question at the beginning of each week. Your responses to the question will help inform the sermon for that week. Please respond to the August 15 sermon topic: “What are your...

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Crowdsourcing Sermon

Crowdsourcing August 8 Sermon For this summer’s sermons, we’d like to incorporate your perspectives. The clergy will pose a question at the beginning of each week. Your responses to the question will help inform the sermon for that week. Please respond to the August 1 sermon topic: “Besides your physical...

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Crowdsourcing Sermons

Crowdsourcing August 1 Sermon For this summer’s sermons, we’d like to incorporate your perspectives. The clergy will pose a question at the beginning of each week. Your responses to the question will help inform the sermon for that week. Please respond to the August 1 sermon topic: “When have you...

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Standing With Israel

Rodeph Shalom congregants joined pro-Israel supporters Wednesday for an Israel solidarity rally. The rally was organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. There were speeches from Elad Strohmayer, Israel’s deputy consul general to the mid-Atlantic region; state Sen. Anthony Williams; Federation President Sherrie Savett and CEO Naomi Adler; Josh...

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Holy and Broken. Hallelujah.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/FUsK4vrS7rI?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0] Our discussion on the blog this week was inspired by the question, “What song or piece of music makes you think differently or think deeply?” Some individuals mentioned a particular song and some mentioned a particular text. All talked about how the music makes them think. Two ideas emerged...

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The Reform Movement Stands With Israel

From Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President URJ These have been heavy, heady days. With the escalation of violence in Israel, the Israel Defense Forces have launched Operation Protective Edge, calling up IDF reservists for active duty and amassing troops along the Gaza border. Israel has already had to deploy the Iron...

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Crowdsourcing Shabbat Sermons

Crowdsourcing July 18 Sermon For this summer’s sermons, we’d like to incorporate your perspectives. The clergy will pose a question at the beginning of each week. Your responses to the question will help inform the sermon for that week. Please respond to the question for Friday July 18: “What song...

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Crowd Sourcing Sermon Topic for July 11

For the sermon on Friday, July 11, our clergy will be drawing inspiration from your comments to the question: “When have you taken a risk and done something outside your comfort zone?” Click here for more information about the nature of crowd sourcing from Rabbi Kuhn’s blog

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Three Kidnapped Israeli Boys Found Dead Outside Hebron

‘A Voice Says: Cry Out! And I Say: What Shall I Cry?’ (Isaiah 40:6) With the discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped and murdered students, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, we are left numb. Grief, anger, sadness, disappointment and hopelessness have all converged in our hearts...

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Crowd Sourcing Sermon Topic for July 4

For the sermon on Friday, July 4, our clergy will be drawing inspiration from your comments to the question: Have you ever felt that food is sacred?  How does food connect you to others?  To your family?  To Judaism? Click here for more information about the nature of crowd sourcing...

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