In addition to my love of teaching in intimate, dialogical settings, I also deeply enjoy the art of crafting a sermon and speaking to my community. Here are some of my recent sermons and divrei Torah.
A Year of Grief; A Year to Mourn
Rosh Hashanah 5782
After over a year of the pandemic, each of us has lost so much. We said goodbye to loved ones (for me it was my Zayde), postponed weddings and craved human connection. But many of us have not taken the time to mourn our losses. In this sermon, I invite us to consider a new ritual for mourning. You can watch the sermon below and read it here,
Seeing and Being Seen: Loneliness in the Jewish Community
Yom Kippur 5781
Six months into the COVID pandemic it was clear another pandemic was tearing us up: the pandemic of loneliness. In this sermon I address the hardships of loneliness and in particular apply it as a frame to view the experiences of many Jews of Color in Jewish spaces. You can watch the sermon below or read it here.
Weaving our Communal Challah Together
Rosh Hashanah 5780
In my first sermon to the entire Temple De Hirsch Sinai community, I introduce myself while also presenting my vision of what community looks like using the metaphor of challah braiding. You can watch the video below or read my words here.