High Holy Days Archive

High Holy Days

Past High Holy Day Sermons & Liturgy

The following sermons were delivered during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5782/2021 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Please do not redistribute or reproduce the texts without permission from the clergy; however, feel free to share the videos on your favorite digital platforms.

Please do not redistribute or reproduce these sermons without permission from the clergy.  

Rabbi Robert N. Levine

Yom Kippur | Courage to Live

YizkorChoosing Life


Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt

Rosh Hashanah and Yom KippurVulnerable, Together

YizkorLiving Legacy


Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Hope is the Worm of the Human Spirit


Rabbi Juliana S. Karol

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur | Anger


Jennifer Gould Keil

Shabbat Shuvah: Return

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SERMON TEXTS

Rabbi Robert N. Levine

Rosh Hashanah
The Gift of Choice

Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt

Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Rabbi Juliana S. Karol

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Uncomfortable Conversations

Kol Nidre
Eating Different Bread


SERMONS

Schnurmacher Kol Nidre Sermon

Schafler Kol Nidre Sermon

Schafler Kol Nidre Early Sermon

Main Sanctuary Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Main Sanctuary Children’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Schnurmacher Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Main Sanctuary Yom Kippur Morning Sermon

Main Sanctuary Yom Kippur Afternoon Sermon

Schnurmacher Yom Kippur Sermon

Schafler Yom Kippur Morning Sermon

Schafler Yom Kippur Afternoon Sermon

Main Sanctuary Neilah Sermon

Main Sanctuary Yizkor Sermon

SERVICES

Main Sanctuary Kol Nidre Sermon

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service

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Rabbi Robert N. Levine

Rosh HashanahNotice Me (read here)

Yom KippurNot Like Everyone Else (read here)

Yizkor: Selecting Our Memories (read here)

Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt

Rosh Hashanah and Yom KippurPurpose (read here)

YizkorFields of Gold (read here)

Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman

Rosh Hashanah and Yom KippurPerseverance(read here)

Rabbinic Intern Juliana S. Karol

Rosh Hashanah: Life as a Subway Train (read here)

Kol NidreStart-Up Faith (read here)

 

Rabbi Robert N. Levine

Rosh HashanahIf Only I Knew (read here)

Yom KippurThe Mission of the Jew (read here)

Yizkor: Because Life Can Change in an Instant (read here)

Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt

Rosh Hashanah and Yom KippurYes (read here)

Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman

Rosh HashanahShockingly, The Internet Did Not Give Rise to Procrastination (read here)

Yom KippurEternally Egypt? (read here)

YizkorTime Will Tell Where Love Goes (read here)

Rabbi Robert N. Levine

Discovering Why You Were Created — Rosh Hashanah 5776 (Read)

The Eternal People – Kol Nidre 5776 (Read)

The Wheels of Life – Yizkor 5776  (Read)

Rabbi Laufer

No Place to Cry Here — High Holy Days 5776 (Read)
The Story Must Suffice — Yizkor 5776 (Read)

Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt

Home — Rosh Hashanah 5776 (Read)

Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman

A Story About a Book — Rosh Hashanah 5776 (Read)

Trust, Loss and a Moving Story — Kol Nidre 5776 (Read)

Board President Martin Flumenbaum

Thoughts on Yom Kippur 2015 — Kol Nidre 5776 (Read)