High Holiday Sermons

We invite you to read selected sermons from members of the WRT Clergy.

Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake, Senior Rabbi 

5782
Yom Kippur 5782: Everything is Broken
Rosh Hashanah 5782: A Tale of Two Abrahams 

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Yom Kippur Yizkor 5781: Masks
Yom Kippur Morning 5781: Other? or Brother?
Rosh Hashanah Morning 5781: A New Covenant

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Yom Kippur Yizkor 5780: “It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backward”
Yom Kippur Morning 5780: The Life Changing Difference Between Honor and Dignity
Yom Kippur Morning 5780: Torah Introduction – An Ever-Choosing People
Rosh Hashanah Morning 5780: From the Ruin to the Road

5779
Yom Kippur Yizkor 5779: Reclaiming Mechayeh Ha-Meitim
Yom Kippur Afternoon 5779: Escape, Pause & Return – A Look at Jonah
Yom Kippur Morning 5779: Grasshoppers and Giants
Rosh Hashanah 5779: To Feel the Questions That Have No Answer

5778
Rosh Hashanah Morning 5778: What I Learned From A Lucky Rabbit’s Foot On Long Beach Island
Yom Kippur Yizkor 5778: The Sun That Still Shines Behind The Shadow
Yom Kippur 5778: Is This A Safe Space?

5777
Rosh Hashanah Morning 5777: The New Loneliness
Yom Kippur Yizkor 5777: An Answer to the River
Yom Kippur 5777: Why We Build the Wall

5776
Rosh Hashanah Morning 5776: From Orthodox to Paradox
Yom Kippur 5776: When Trauma Won’t Let Go

 

Rabbi David E. Levy, Associate Rabbi & Jewish Learning Lab Director

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Kol Nidre 5781: Death is a Part of Life

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Rosh Hashanah 5780: HaYom Harat Olam: A Day Pregnant with Possibilities

5779
Yom Kippur 5779: “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
Nitzavim Torah Intro 5779: What Choice Do We Have?

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Yom Kippur 5778: Why Do We Learn

5777
Davar Acher: Defining the Boundaries of the First Day
Sukkot 5777: Living with Vulnerability and Impermanence
Yom Kippur 5777: Do I Matter?

5776
Yom Kippur 5776: I Am Not a Mistake

 

Rabbi Daniel Reiser, Associate Rabbi

5782
Yom Kippur 5782: East of Eden

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Erev Rosh HaShanah 5781: A New American Dream

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Kol Nidre Yom Kippur 5780: Wild Things

5779
Erev Rosh HaShanah 5779: The Book of Life

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Erev Rosh HaShanah: The Chosen People

5777
Rosh HaShanah: The Day that God Became a Parent

Ariel Milan-Polisar, Rabbinic Intern

5781
Shabbat Shuva 5781: The Gift of Forgiveness

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Shabbat Shuva 5780: Brave, Not Perfect

5779
Yom Kippur: Alternate Yizkor