Immigration Sermon Round-Up
Next week marks the start of Elul, the Jewish month leading up to the high holidays. Traditionally, Elul is filled with many practices and rituals designed at achieving introspection and reflection in preparation for the high holidays. However, for the rabbis in our midst, Elul signifies something much more urgent: the approaching deadline for high holiday sermons.
The practice of sharing a sermon or a teaching during services dates back thousands of years, yet has taken on new import in recent times – particularly over the high holidays, when synagogue attendance is at its yearly high. The concept of relating Judaism and Jewish values to broader societal trends permeates our tradition, and the content of these ideas can reflect what is important to a given community at a given time.
In recent years, the Reform Movement has made comprehensive immigration reform a key legislative priority. Read below some sermons given by our Rabbis about commonsense, humane reform that does justice to our American and Jewish values. If you have heard or given a sermon on immigration reform, let us know. And if you are interested in writing a sermon on immigration reform, visit our RAC Rabbi’s page for resources!
- Rabbi Esther Lederman, Temple Micah
- Rabbi Don Goor, Temple Judea
- Rabbi Jason Rosenstein, Congregation Beth Am
- Rabbi Jon Prosnit, Congregation Beth Am
- Rabbi Ron Stern, Stephen S. Wise Temple
- Rabbi Mark Miller, Congregation Beth Israel
- Rabbi Shoshana Conover, Temple Sholom
- Rabbi Ari Margolis, Temple Beth Or
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