Sermons and essays


Getting to Yes, Yom Kippur 2017

Paying Up, Rosh Hashanah day 2, 2017

Renewing our Holy Wholeness, Rosh Hashanah 2017

The Big Lie, Yom Kippur 2016

The Renewal of Hope, Rosh Hashanah 2016

Seeking the Face of God, Rosh Hashanah 2015

Who Would You Be If You Lost It All? Yom Kippur 2015

The Path of Service, Installation sermon, March 2015

Moses the rookie chaplain and the burning bush (ordination weekend Torah teaching), January 2015

The Light of Belonging, Rosh Hashanah 2014

Shanah, Shinui, Shoneh – Year, Change, and Difference, Rosh Hashanah 2011



Jewish ethics demands an independent path forward, February 2019

Balancing the Scales, October 2016

“If!” Walking Backwards into Elul, September 2016

This, Too, Is For Good: The Power of Hope, August 2016

It’s Your Turn, August 2016

Nowhere To Run (And A Good Thing, Too), August 2016

Separation of Shul and State, July 2016

How to Fall On Your Face: the Spiritual Art of Leadership, July 2015

All Of Us: Rock Band, Judaism, and Emotional Contagion, May 2015

If One’s Means Do Not Suffice: the High Price of Doing Jewish, March 2015

From Sigh To Song: A Way Toward Freedom, January 2016

It’s Thanksgiving, But What If One Doesn’t Feel Thankful?, November 2015

A String Around Your Finger, June 2015

Denominational Ins and Outs: The New Mishkan, February 2015

Five Aspirations for Rabbinic Life, January 2015

A Rabbinic Response to the Syrian Refugee CrisisMoment, fall 2015

The Jewish Duty to Vote, October 2014


See also Essays written for Rabbi Without Borders / My Jewish Learning, and Essays written for The Jewish Studio.