High Holiday Study Service 2014
The High Holidays are now behind us, but great memories remain from the inspiring kavanahs and drashes presented in the Study Service. Many have asked for copies of the talks, and we are pleased to present them here (highlighted as a hyperlink). Themes for this year included Mindfulness and Accountability, and we thank our members who shared their thoughts, personal experiences and learning with our community.
Please read, learn and enjoy but remember that the content of each document is that of the author's and may not be used without permission from the author. Thank you, Sharon Weinstock, Chair.
Rosh Hashana Day 1
David Nanus - Mindfulness in Our Prayers
Jama Purser - Thoughts on the Haftorah: Sarah and Hagar
Daniela Tolchinsky - Mindfulness and Prayer
Rosh Hashana Day 2
Gabby Tolchinsky - Reflections on the Parsha
Sharon Weinstock - The Worshipper as a "Borrower"
Karen Everett - Making Room for God
Steven Rabinowitz - The Theme of Accountability
Jen Tobenstein - Reflections on the Haftorah Reading
Laura Chess - Kaddish for My Father, Marvin Schechter
Dena Magram - Kaddish
Renee Cohen - A Year of Saying Kaddish
Ben Golub - Accountability
Rabbi Steigmann's Farewell Sermon on "The Particularistic and the Universalistic: Religion in 21st Center North America"
Rabbi Segelman on the issue of past and present prayer services at WJC, and a vision for the future
Rabbi Monosov's Kavanah: 11/6/2011 Renewal Service
High Holiday Study Service 2010
Rabbi Steigmann on Making a Deal (his decision to become a vegetarian)
Linda Alpert on Pinchas
Marc Shulman on Israel and the State of Judaism
Amy Holtzer on Eikev & Birkhat Ha Mazon
Michelle Gavens on Rosh Hodesh Elul
Martin Marcus on Masei and self-incrimination
Roger Weiss on Eikev