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Hope

Here is another High Holiday Sermon. Hope I did not know what I was going to write until I read an article by Rabbi Marc Gellman who is part of a team with Monsignor Tom Hartman called, The God Squad. … Continue reading

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Happiness and Meaning

One of my sermons from the High Holidays. I thank all the contributors. Happiness and Meaning One of my favorite videos and songs the past couple years is the song, “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams. It seemed like the whole nations … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Well, everybody here in South Florida says that summer is over.  After living here for 20 years, I still can’t say that until after Labor Day even though I start my first day of school tomorrow and Hebrew Starts Sunday. … Continue reading

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Visitations

Yesterday, upon walking into Harbor Chase Memory Care in Tamarac, I was asked by the Director to visit a resident who is nearing the end of his life and sing a of song to him. This resident has only been … Continue reading

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Like Me and You

Integrating music with other subjects. Continue reading

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Seniors Are People Too!

I was asked to celebrate the Seventh Day of Chanukah at a senior community several weeks ago. The Activities Director called me to find out what time I would get there to set up.  I also relayed to her what … Continue reading

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I Am Blessed

It has been a difficult two weeks due to family losses. One of my Bar Mitzvah Families lost a grandparent, three months before the Bar Mitzvah Ceremony; and one of my congregants lost a family member. So, why do I … Continue reading

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Exhausting and Exhilarating

The High Holidays were exhausting and exhilarating. Exhausting because I conducted services for three different  senior communities, exhilarating because I conducted services for three different senior communities.  Each community different culturally.  I sang Kol Nidre seven times! One, is the … Continue reading

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High Holiday Sermon – Chutzpa

Sermon Chutzpa Chutzpa is a Yiddish word originating from the ancient Hebrew language. The first mention of Chutzpa was 2000 years ago in the Mishna, oral law used to clarify Torah law, which was written down. I believe the word … Continue reading

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