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Sermons by Guest Speakers

During the summer, as well as on certain special occasions, sermons are given by guest speakers, usually lay members of Temple Aliyah. We also have guest speakers for certain events, such as Shabbaton, or Sisterhood and Men's Club Shabbat.  In addition as part of our annual Tikkun Layl Shavuot, we have a series of "Sermon Slams." These are included here.

If you would like to give a sermon, please contact Rabbi Perkins with your idea.

Recent sermons by Rabbi Perkins can be found here.

2019

     
November 30, 2019 Parashat Toldot Abraham Begat Isaac by Gil Brodsky
August 31, 2019 Parashat Re'eh Worship G-d in Joy by Jill Segal
August 24, 2019 Parashat Evek To Learn and to Teach by Laura Kaufman
August 10, 2019 Parashat Devarim My Poland Summer Vacation by Joey Baron
August 3, 2019 Parashat Mattot-Mase Journeys by Fred Ledley
July 27, 2019 Parashat Pinchas Reason or Chance? by Lynn Dennis
July 20, 2019 Parashat Balak Our Ethical Decisions by Eitan Bloostein  
July 13, 2019 Parashat Hukkat The Death of Miriam by Cantor Jamie Gloth  
July 6, 2019 Parashat Korah The Sons of Korah did not Die by Stephen Baum  
June 29, 2019 Parashat Shlach L'cha  Finding Meaning in Stories by Naomi Litrownik  
May 11, 2019 Parashat Kedoshim Be ____ (Fill in the Blank) by Gil Brodsky  
March 16, 2019 Parashat Vayikra Ron Sadok's Life Journey by Ron Sadok  
March 2, 2019 Parashat Vayakhel Community of Joy by Rabbi Leslie Gordon  
February 23, 2019 Parashat Ki Tissa Forgiveness by Rabbi Leslie Gordon   

2018

     
August 18, 2018 Parashat Shoftim A Drashah for Parashat Shoftim by Lynn Dennis  
August 11, 2018 Parashat Re'eh A Drashah for Parashat Re'eh by Judi Greenberg  
August 4, 2018 Parashat Eikev A Drashah for Parashat Eikev by Eitan Bloostein  
July 28, 2018 Parashat Va'etchanan A Drashah for Parashat Va'etchanan by Stephen Baum  
July 21, 2018 Parashat Devarim A Drashah for Parashat Devarim by Laura Kaufman  
July 14, 2018 Parashat Matot-Masei A Drashah for Parashat Matot-Masei by Fred Ledley  
July 7, 2018 Parashat Pinchas A Drashah for Parashat Pinchas by Lindy Lurie  
June 30, 2018 Parashat Balak A Drashah for Parashat Balak by Karen Feldscher  
June 23, 2018 Parashat Chukat A Drashah for Parashat Chukat by Joey Baron  
May 19, 2018 Erev Shavuot Sermon Slam- Lynn Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Stephen Baum  
    Sermon Slam- Gerald Clarke  
    Sermon Slam- Rabbi William Kaufman  
    Sermon Slam- Naomi Litrownik  
    Sermon Slam- Karen Shapiro  
    Sermon Slam- David Sherman  
    Sermon Slam- Cantor Linda Sue Sohn  

2017

     
December 30, 2017 Parashat Vay'hi Deaths of the Patriarchs by Gil Brodsky  
December 16, 2017 Parashat Miketz Scholar-in-Residence Mark Sokoll  
July 31, 2017 Erev Tisha B'Av Running, juxtaposed by Becca Rausch  
July 15, 2017 Parashat Pinchas We Are All Foot Soldiers by Evie Weinstein-Park  
July 8, 2017 Parashat Balak A Drashah for Parashat Balak by Sarah Burns  
May 30, 2017 Erev Shavuot Sermon Slam- Ethan Fener  
    Sermon Slam- Laura Kaufman  
    Sermon Slam- Rabbi William Kaufman  
    Sermon Slam- Peter Krupp  
    Sermon Slam- Vicki Krupp  
    Sermon Slam- Naomi Litrownik  
April 15, 2017 Hol Hamoed Pesach Dry Bones: Ezekiel's Valley in Rwanda by Gil Brodsky  

2016

     
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  

2015

     
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  
 
 
 
January 31, 2015
Parashat Beshalach
Dvar by Aliza Berger
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

2014        

 
 
 
December 20
Parashat Miketz
 
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
November 1
Parashat Lech L'cha
Guest speaker- Yehuda Yaakov, Counsul General of Israel to New England 
August 22
Parashat Re'eh
 
August 16
Parashat Eikev
 
August 9
Parashat V'Etchanan
 
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
 
July 5
Parashat Balaak
A Drashah for Parashat Balaak by Naomi Litrownik 
 
January 25
Sisterhood Shabbat
"A Hand of Loving Kindness" by Guest Speaker Sarah Abramson
 

2004-2008

 
 
 
February 2, 2008
Parashat Mishpatim
Interest by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman
 
April 29, 2006
Parashat Tazria-Metzora
Lashon Hara by Professor Leonard Saxe
 
Pesach 2005
 
Tales of the Afikoman by Rabbi Leslie Gordon
 
September 4, 2004
Parashat Ki Tavo
The Ultimate Curse by Rabbi Leslie Gordon
 
Tue, January 28 2020 2 Shevat 5780