Where Have I been

Dear Friends and Readers I have been a bit AWOL as 2015 begins.  That’s because I have been busier than ever! Kol Ami is growing and program-wise thriving!  Our building is getting refreshed and I am so exicited.  Here is the an article that appeared in WEHOVILLE  about the amazing refurbishing and renewal at Kol…Read more »

Reflections of Israel on the 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Yom Kippur Morning – Reflection of Israel on the 40 Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War Boker Tov, Good Morning.Gmar Chatimah Tovah. May you all be sealed in the Book of life. As many of you know this summer I completed my Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Leadership Initiative and graduated as a Sr. Rabbinic Fellow…Read more »

The Bluebird of Happiness

Below is my Rosh Hashanah Evening Sermon for 5774.           Shanah Tovah u’metukah-I want to wish each of you a happy and sweet New Year!  Tonight we have begun our New Year’s observance with exuberance, with music and song, and reflection.  Thank you to Cantor Saltzman to our student Rabbi Jeremy…Read more »

#Israel at 65

This sermon was given Friday April 12, 2013 at Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood CA. Israel at 65 Next Week we celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday!  Far from retirement-Israel is just getting started.  It is a nation in progress.  Who would have dreamt 65 years ago-from the grief of the Shoah and the grips of a World War,…Read more »