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It Will Be Stormy: No Time For Normalcy Bias

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Yeshua and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance

By |2019-11-15T10:21:42-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on It Will Be Stormy: No Time For Normalcy Bias

Galatians 6:1-10 – Burdens Worth Bearing

Shabbat Shalom. Have you ever experienced a congregational split? Have you ever felt burned out from God’s Community? If so today’s message is for you. This morning, Lord willing, we will be looking at Galatians 6:1-10. In this passage we see Rabbi Paul address various issues in the community at Galatia. A community that had become bitterly divided, prideful, and

By |2019-11-04T23:01:21-05:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Galatians 6:1-10 – Burdens Worth Bearing

Sukkot 2019 – The God Who Is Close To Us And Wants To Be Close To Us

On the first day of the seventh month, Yom Truah, the day for sounding the shofar, also known as Rosh HaShana, we blew the shofar and considered the things the shofar reminds us of. For the Yamim Nora’im, the 10 Days of Awe from Rosh HaShanah to Yom Kippur, we confessed our sins and turned to the Lord. Now we

By |2019-10-22T01:07:34-05:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sukkot 2019 – The God Who Is Close To Us And Wants To Be Close To Us

Sukkot 2019 – A Sukkah Under The Stars

Sukkot is a joyful time to celebrate the glory and power of Adonai. We are called to remove ourselves from the hustle and bustle of modern life and to seek Adonai in the peace of the Sukkah. Sukkot, like the other High Holidays is a time for introspection, to examine our relationship with God. We are also invited to look

By |2019-10-14T20:00:30-05:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sukkot 2019 – A Sukkah Under The Stars

Sukkot 2019- An Extravagant Home

Here we are – once again approaching the most delightful of holidays, Sukkot – the Feast of Booths, or Shelters, or Tabernacles; the seventh of the annual God-given holidays found in Leviticus chapter 23; completing the cycle of these sacred times. Whatever name you choose to call it, Sukkot is, I think, the most joyous of celebrations, and the most

By |2019-10-14T19:59:28-05:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sukkot 2019- An Extravagant Home

Neilah Yom Kippur 2019 – More Than A Day

For The Tablet Magazine Article Referenced In This Message Click Here As we reach the end of Yom Kippur and blow the Shofar last time, our hope is that we are all written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. But being in a right relationship with God goes beyond our outward appearances. All our fasting, reciting of lengthy prayers, and

By |2019-10-14T19:41:14-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Neilah Yom Kippur 2019 – More Than A Day

Yom Kippur 2019 – What’s It Worth to You?

The story is told of a man who was a lover of old books. One day he ran into an acquaintance who, in the course of their conversation, casually mentioned that he had recently thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his family’s home for generations. “I couldn't read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named

By |2019-10-14T19:40:49-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Yom Kippur 2019 – What’s It Worth to You?

Vayelech – “And He Went”

We are nearing the end of the yearly cycle of Torah readings, at which time we’ll return to Genesis. This week’s parasha, entitled Vayyelech, covers Deuteronomy 31. Israel has just reaffirmed the Covenant, and been assured, on the one hand, of great blessings if we would be obedient, but warned of dire consequences if we chose disobedience. Our attention now

By |2019-10-07T23:17:16-05:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayelech – “And He Went”

Rosh HaShanah 2019: Seeking After The Sweetness Of God

L’Shana Tovah. Besides this greeting for Rosh Hashanah, we also wish one another a “sweet new year”. In a little while we will be celebrating the new year with sweets of all kinds, including the very traditional apples and honey. Now the origins of our tradition of apples and honey is debated but there are a few facts we know.

By |2019-10-01T19:15:51-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Rosh HaShanah 2019: Seeking After The Sweetness Of God

The Akedah: Surrendering to the Father’s Will

Years ago at a diner in New Jersey I read a humorous saying on a packet of sugar: “experience is a valuable thing; it helps you recognize a mistake when you make it again.” You know, they say the mind is the first thing to go. I disagree. What is the first thing to go? Well, anyway, I disagree. You

By |2019-10-01T19:15:30-05:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Akedah: Surrendering to the Father’s Will

2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2 – Our Call To The Ministry Of Reconciliation

Shabbat Shalom. This morning, Lord willing, we will be reading together 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2. This section of 2 Corinthians as part of 2 Corinthians 3-6 holds as very special place in my heart. This is because it is where I go for encouragement in ministry. 2 Corinthians gives us a model for what it means to be a minister of

By |2019-09-23T12:45:44-05:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2 – Our Call To The Ministry Of Reconciliation

Matthew 21:18-22 – A Tree is Known by its Fruit… Or the Lack of It

Because human beings tend to think in pictures, we sometimes learn and remember a truth better when it is taught to us through a story, or by the use of images, symbols or metaphors. This is why the prophets of Israel so often employed parables, or else compared individuals, nations or situations to things that people were familiar with, and

By |2019-09-16T13:39:57-05:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Matthew 21:18-22 – A Tree is Known by its Fruit… Or the Lack of It

Let’s Choose To Have A Rich Spiritual Life

We can have a rich spiritual life or a poor spiritual life; the choice is ours. If we choose to have a rich spiritual life, we can do things to make it happen. What does a rich spiritual life look like? What characterizes a rich spiritual life? A rich spiritual life produces a desire to know God, to be with

By |2019-10-03T16:04:35-05:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Let’s Choose To Have A Rich Spiritual Life

Thoughts About The Gospel

In The Sound Of Music, Julie Andrews sang: Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things. What are a few of your favorite things? Try to think of five. If what I’m about to mention isn’t on your list,

By |2019-08-19T19:52:07-05:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Thoughts About The Gospel