Weekly Sermons

Each Friday night at Shabbat services, WRT clergy have the unique opportunity to address the congregation, allowing them to connect Jewish traditions and teachings with the experiences of today’s world. We invite you to read a selection of recent weekly sermons.

Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake, Senior Rabbi

Shabbat Vayetze 5782: May You Stay Forever Young
Sermon Noach 5782: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
May 28, 2021: Like A Rolling Stone
May 17, 2021: Shavuot – Confirmation 5781
April 23, 2021: Why We Chai
November 6, 2020: Don’t Look Back?
June 5, 2020: When the World Is Burning
May 30, 2020 Shavuot/Confirmation: The Angle of Your Tent, And Why It Matters
April 3, 2020: To Be A Kohen in Our Time
March 20, 2020: Reflections Inside Our Sacred Tent
March 20, 2020: Video – Vayakhel Pekudei 5780
January 24, 2020: The Being That Is Becoming
December 13, 2019:  Is it Good for the Jews
November 24, 2019: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
October 25, 2019: Jewish Wisdom for the 100-Year Life

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

Bereishit 5782: Could We Be Better?
April 30, 2021 / Lag B’Omer 5781: Reengaging in the World…
January 8, 2021/Shmot 5781: D’var Torah Not Knowing Joseph
November 20, 2020: Esau and Jacob
April 15, 2020: Yizkor Pesach
January 17, 2020: Thinking Fast and Slow
April 26, 2019: Looking Back

Rabbi Daniel Reiser, Associate Rabbi

October 29, 2021: Something’s Coming
September 28, 2021: Yizkor:A True Kindness
March 19, 2021: Hope
January 15, 2021: Martin Luther King Day
December 25, 2020: Christmas
November 13, 2020: Crossing the Moral Desert
May 22, 2020: Into the Unknown
April 10, 2020: Telling the Story
January 31, 2020: Why Be Jewish
November 15, 2019: A Pillar of Salt
October 21, 2019: Yizkor: Living Objects
July 5, 2019: Independence Day
November 30, 2018: The Chanukah Rorschach Test