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Rabbi Perkins' High Holiday Sermons

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 5782 (2021)

Rosh Hashanah
Day 1
"How Did I Get Here?"
Rosh Hashanah 
Day 2
"What to Pray For - And What Not to Pray for"
Kol Nidre "The Power of the Tongue"
Yom Kippur "On Uncertainty"


 5781 (2020)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 "Kedem" or "Kadima"? Looking Back or Looking Forward? 
Rosh Hashanah  Day 2 Turning One's Home into a mikdash me'at
Kol Nidre "Talk Less - Listen More"
Yom Kippur "Presente": Taking Responsibility  


 5780 (2019)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Anti-Semitism: The Longest Hatred
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Making Prayer Real
Kol Nidre Being Wrong  
Yom Kippur Four Questions for Yom Kippur   


5779 (2018)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Why Are You Still Sleeping?  
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Can a Robot Be Jewish?  
Kol Nidre What Inspires Our Teshuvah: Fear or Love?  
Yom Kippur The Miracle of Life  


5778 (2017)

Erev Rosh Hashanah          Have A Good Change!
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 What's Our Role Today?  
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Herzl's Accomplishment: From "The Jewish Problem" to "Jewish Problems"
Kol Nidre Is Yom Kippur Your Favorite Holiday? 
Yom Kippur Forming An Inclusive Community
  Rabbi's Introduction to Yizkor Service


5777 (2016)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 The Game of Life 
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 The Eye of God
Kol Nidre Sins of Speech
Yom Kippur Remembering and Forgetting 


5776 (2015)

Erev Rosh Hashanah You've Arrived at Your Destination?
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 The Mahzor: An Age-Old Selfie Stick 
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Not In God's Name 
Kol Nidre Better Late Than Never     
Yom Kippur Let's Have a Conversation... 

5775 (2014)

Erev Rosh Hashanah How Quickly A Year Passes     
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Ometz (Strength, Fortitude and Courage) and Empathy
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Becoming Jews of Influence 
Kol Nidre Be Prepared: A Kol Nidre Story
Yom Kippur Creating Community and Celebrating Tradition 


5774 (2013)

Erev Rosh Hashanah Are Our Clocks Keeping the Right Time?  
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 The Rebellious Rabbi: Joachim Prinz  
Rosh Hashahah Day 2 What Is (And Isn't) the Torah, and Why We Study It  
Kol Nidre Benign Surveillance  
Yom Kippur The Joy and Gladness of Israel  


5773 (2012)

Erev Rosh Hashanah “Why Waiting is Torture”   
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 "Jewish Essence and Jewish Existence: Aly Raisman, Pearl Perkins and the Hebrew Mamita"   
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 "Listening to One Another’s Inner Voice"  
Kol Nidre An Alternative to Writing Our Own Eulogies   
Yom Kippur How We Can Stop Lying to Everyone—Especially Ourselves   


5772 (2011)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Abraham's Tests - And Ours  
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 The Blessings of Community  
Kol Nidre "I Remember The Things That Are Important"  
Yom Kippur "Ignore or Connect?"


For High Holiday sermons prior to 2011, please click here

Tuesday, April 23 2024 15 Nisan 5784