Sermons and Messages

5775 / 2014-15
5774 / 2013-2014

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774
"Bee Sweet" 

Rosh Hashanah 5774
"What I Think the Dilemma of Syria Should Mean To Us"

Kol Nidre 5774
"The One Hundred Gateways To God" 

Yom Kippur 5774
"Seeing Your Face is Like Seeing the Face of God" 

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simple call the Temple office (973-338-1500) or stop in to pick up the set of all the sermons. 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2013

5773 / 2012-2013

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5773
"Why God Gives Us Hands"

Rosh Hashanah 5773
"The Commanding Voice of Torah"

Kol Nidre 5773
"Finishing Unfinished Business"

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simple call the Temple office (973-338-1500) or stop in to pick up the set of all the sermons. 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2012
May 2012

5772 / 2011-2012

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5772
"Whatever Happened to the America of Norman Rockwell?"

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5772
"A Jewish Notion of Character"

Kol Nidre 5772
"Sacred Silence"

Yom Kippur Morning 5772
"Let the Mystery Be"

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simple call the Temple office (973-338-1500) or stop in to pick up the set of all the sermons.

BULLETIN ARTICLES

June 2012

5771 / 2010 - 2011

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771
"Rayut / Sacred Companionship: the art of being human"

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5771
"There But For the Grace of God..."

Kol Nidre 5771
"My House Shall be a House of Prayer for All Peoples"

Yom Kippur Morning 5771
"You Shall Inscribe Them on the Doorposts of Your House"

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simply call the Temple office or stop in to pick up the set of all three sermons.

5770 / 2009 - 2010

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5770
"Nothing. We Own Nothing "

Kol Nidre 5770
"The Redemptive Power of Hebrew "

Yom Kippur Morning 5770
"The Soul That You Have Given Me is Pure "

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simply call the Temple office or stop in to pick up the set of all three sermons.
 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2009
"A New Year "

October 2009
"Sometimes the Torah is Wrong"

 

5769 / 2008 - 2009

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5769
"The Two Sides of Fear"

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5769
"Heaven Help Us All"

Kol Nidre 5769
"The Eclipse of Beauty"

Yom Kippur Morning 5769
"Sacred Vessels"

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simply call the Temple office or stop in to pick up the set of all three sermons.
 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2008
"Turning the Heat Up"

December 2008
"A Good Day for the Rabbi"

January 2009
"Free At Last"

February 2009
"About Last Night"

March 2009
"Quest For Fire"

5768 / 2007 - 2008

HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5768
"Why God Wants Jews"

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5768
"Dark Treasures"

Kol Nidre 5768
"The Place That Bears Our Name"

Yom Kippur Morning 5768
"Pitchu Li: Vulnerability as a Strength"

Copies of Rabbi Kushner's sermons may also be obtained in hard-copy form. Simply call the Temple office or stop in to pick up the set of all four sermons.

 
BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2007
"A Different Look"

November 2007
"String Theory"

December 2007
"Thank God for Sisterhood"

February 2008
"Hope Springs Eternal"

March 2008
"Ringing Hollow"

May 2008
"In Praise of Volunteers"

5767 / 2006 - 2007

High Holy Day sermons

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5767
"From Sight To Insight"
lessons learned from the loss of vision

Rosh Hashanah Morning 5767
"The Gift of Sweetness"
what we Jews have to offer each other

Kol Nidre 5767
"Do Not Forsake It"
the mitzvah of caring for Sifrei Torah

Yom Kippur Morning 5767
"Teach Your Child From a Corrected Torah"

 

Shabbat sermons

June 14, 2007
"What if The Sopranos Were Torah?"

 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

September 2006
"The Great Truth"

October 2006
"The New Year for the Torah "

December 2006
"Horse Sense"

January 2007
"The Big Lie "

February 2007
"By the Light of the Moon "

April 2007
"Singing in the Rain"

May 2007
"Perhaps There is More to Reality Than Meets the Eye? "

June 2007
"The Two-Headed Turtle "
(and life's other annoying distractions)

 

5766 / 2005 - 2006

HIGH HOLIDAY SERMONS

Rosh Hashanah 5766
"Redeeming the Name"

Kol Nidre 5766
"On the Art of Becoming a Mensch"

Yom Kippur Morning 5766
"This is the Day"

 

BULLETIN ARTICLES

May 2006
"A Teacher's Teacher "

April 2006
"They Say it's Your Birthday"

March 2006
"The Underlying Truth of Cartoons"

January 2006
"My Early Hanukkah Gift"

December 2005
"Performing Miracles"

November 2005
"Down to the Lower East Side..."

October 2005
"Becoming Something"

September 2005
"In Pursuit of the Art of Living"