Rabbi Perkins' Sermons

Rabbi Perkins' most recent sermons will be posted here.  Other sermons can be found in High Holiday Sermons or Sermon Archives.


June 10, 2017 Parashat Beha'alotcha "Things Fall Apart"
June 3, 2017 Parashat Naso Heroes Then and Now  
May 20, 2017 Parashat Behar Behukkotai "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land, Unto All Its Inhabitants Thereof"  
May 13, 2017 Parashat Emor Expressing True Love Toward the Living and the Dead  
April 15, 2017 Hol Hamoed Pesach Dry Bones: Ezekiel's Valley in Rwanda Dvar by Gil Brodsky  
January 28, 2017 Parashat Va'era "Liar, Liar"  
January 21, 2017 Parashat Shemot The Duty, Opportunity and Challenge of Praying for the Government


December 24, 2016 Parashat Vayeshev What Does the Joseph Story Have to Teach Us About Chanukah and Christmas?  
November 26, 2016 Parashat Hayei Sarah The Importance of Gratitude  
November 12, 2016 Parashat Lech Lecha Lessons for Our New President Elect from Abraham
June 11, 2016 Erev Shavuot Sermon Slam- Lynn Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Stephen Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Rabbi William Kaufman  
    Sermon Slam- Don Lassman  
    Sermon Slam- Naomi Litrownik  
    Sermon Slam- Lori Resnick  
    Sermon Slam- David Sherman  
    Sermon Slam- Cantor Linda Sue Sohn  
April 9, 2016 Shabbat HaHodesh

Who Owns the Exodus?  Who Owns the Seder?  Who Owns the Haggadah? Who Owns the Hebrew language?

March 12, 2016 Parashat Pekudei Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohein Kook  
March 5, 2016 Parashat Vayakhel Vayakhel: "And he Assembled."  For Constructive or Destructive Ends?  



November 28, 2015  

Parashat Vayishlach

Being Grateful Before, During and After Thanksgiving 


November 21, 2015 Parashat Vayetze Jacob the Refugee  
November 14, 2015 Parashat Toldot Sibling Rivalry and Religious Violence   
November 7, 2015 Parashat Hayei Sarah               How and How Not to Read the Bible  
October 24, 2015         Parashat Lech Lecha            It Isn't Easy  
October 17, 2015 Parashat Noach  
May 29, 2015 Parashat Naso When Paying Attention is Hard To Do  
May 23, 2015 Erev Shavuot Sermon Slam- Lynn Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Stephen Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Fred Borgenicht  
    Sermon Slam- Rabbi William Kaufman  
    Sermon Slam- Naomi Litrownik  
    Sermon Slam- Lori Resnick  
    Sermon Slam- Dave Sherman  
May 9, 2015 Parashat Emor  
February 28, 2015 Parashat Tetzaveh Part 1
  Parashat Tetzaveh Part 2
February 7, 2015 Parashat Yitro Part 1
  Parashat Yitro Part 2
January 31, 2015 Parashat Beshalach Dvar by Aliza Berger
January 24, 2015 Parashat Bo  
January 10, 2015 Parashat Shemot Sisterhood Shabbat- Guest Speaker Rabbi Abby Sosland Part 1
  Parashat Shemot Sisterhood Shabbat- Guest Speaker Rabbi Abby Sosland Part 2
January 3, 2015 Parashat Vayechi Study sheet for Parashat Vayechi- Jacob's Blessings  



December 20

Parashat Miketz

A Drashah for Parashat Miketz by Stephen Baum


December 14


Shabbaton Guest Speaker- Rabbi Bradley Artson (Sunday morning, Part 1)


Shabbaton Guest Speaker- Rabbi Bradley Artson (Sunday morning, Part 2)

December 13

Parashat Vayeshev

Shabbaton Guest Speaker- Rabbi Bradley Artson

December 6 Parashat Vayishlach Part 1
  Parashat Vayishlach Part 2
November 29 Parashat Vayetze Lessons from Ferguson, For Us and For Israel  

November 22

Parashat Toldot


November 1

Parashat Lech L'cha

Guest speaker- Yehuda Yaakov, Counsul General of Israel to New England 

October 25

Parashat Noach


October 18

Parashat Bereshit

Are Curiosity and Religiosity Compatible?

September 6

Parashat Ki Tetzei

Labor Day and the Jews


August 22

Parashat Re'eh

A Drashah for Parashat Re'eh by Stephen Baum


August 16

Parashat Eikev

A Drashah for Parashat Eikev by Susan Maxwell


August 9

Parashat V'Etchanan

A Drashah for Parashat V'Etchanan by David Farbman


August 2

Parashat D'varim

A Drashah for Parashat D'varim by Evie Weinstein-Park


July 26

Parashat Masei

A Drashah for Parashat Masei by Richard Kesner 


July 12

Parashat Pinchas

A Drashah for Parashat Pinchas by Joey Baron 


July 5

Parashat Balaak

A Drashah for Parashat Balaak by Naomi Litrownik 


June 21

Parashat Korach

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons


June 14

Parashat Shelach Lecha

Are We Part of the "Evil Congregation"?


May 16

Parashat Behukkotai

"Que Sera, Sera!" v. "Do the Right Thing!"


April 12

Shabbat HaGadol

"Notes for Shabbat HaGadol drashah"


April 5

Parashat Mitzorah

"Maintaining Pure Homes"

March 29

Parashat Tazria

"Why Do We Eat Matzah?"

March 8

Parashat Vayikra

"Let's Celebrate"

March 1

Parashat Pekudei

"Looking Back and Looking Forward"

February 15

Parashat Ki Tissa

"The Importance of Character"

February 8  

Parashat Titsaveh

"The Importance of Doing It All the Time, Every Day"

January 25

Sisterhood Shabbat

"A Hand of Loving Kindness" by Guest Speaker Sarah Abramson


January 18

Parashat Yitro

"What Would Yitro Say?"


January 4

Parshat Bo

"Taking the Initiative: Reflections on Ariel Sharon"




December 14

Parashat Vayechi

"What's So Special About the Number 17?"


December 6

Parashat Vayiggash

"A Tribute to Nelson Mandela"


November 2

World Series Reflections

"What They Said -- And What They Didn't Say"


October 12

Parashat Lech L'cha

"What Do Janet Yellen and Scarlett Johansson Have in Common?"