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Rabbi Schulman's Sermons

We have posted all of Rabbi Schulman's High Holy Days sermons from the past seven years. Please click the word "Sermons" in the "Search By Tags" section below to view them. 

December 6, 2019

It is a great comfort to know that when I am away from Temple our members will be well-cared for during my absence. It is a testament to the strength of our congregation that so many offer their devotion, learning, and skills on behalf of our community.

I want to offer...

October 25, 2019

The High Holy Days are a time for deep, personal reflection. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also intended to be inspirational and joyful. 

In order to capture what the High Holy Days were like, I asked members to write down what made Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur meani...

October 4, 2019

September 29, 2019

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780

Three Steps for the New Year

September 30, 2019

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5780

So We Started Up the Mountain

October 9, 2019

Yom Kippur Morning 5780

Have Hope

October 4, 2019

On Yom Kippur afternoon, we will be offering for the first time a Service for Healing.

The prayers and music for this service are focused on strengthening our souls at a time in which we may be challenged.

We often associate healing with those who are coping with a physi...

September 27, 2019

Once a busy merchant went to the rabbi of Lekhowitz and asked how he might attain humility. While he spoke, the clock struck the hour. The rabbi said, "That is your answer. Nothing should humble us more than the striking of a clock. We know that another hour of our liv...

September 20, 2019

Most Jewish holidays are tied to an event in our people’s past. Pesach commemorates the exodus from Egypt.  Sukkot recalls our wandering in the Sinai desert while dwelling in temporary shelters. Chanukah exults in the victory of the Maccabees. Purim celebrates the triu...

September 13, 2019

Have you ever been on top of your house? It’s not easy to keep your footing if you have to go on your roof. That’s especially true if your roof is slanted.  

This week’s parasha contains a practical piece of advice. Among many laws pertaining to everyday life,...

September 6, 2019

In ancient Israel, there was no distinction between politics and religion. There was no wall of separation between “church” and state. 

When biblical kings began their reign, they were anointed with oil, expressing the belief that they were divinely chosen by God....

August 30, 2019

Are you ready for the High Holy Days? Yeah, me neither.

And I’m not just talking about making plans for attending services and arranging with whom you will eat meals. I’m referring to being ready for the work that’s central to the Days of Awe:  reflecting on the past, m...

August 23, 2019

This past Tuesday, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, said in reference to Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar support for boycotting Israel “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack...

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