Rabbis' Sermons

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November 21, 2015
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove


More than any other people, the Jewish people know precisely when and where the Syrian refugee crisis began. Every year, at every Passover Seder table, every Jew recites the words arami oved avi. Sometimes translated as “My father was a wandering Aramean,” sometimes translated as “An Aramean sought to...

October 31, 2015
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove


Jewish day school, Jewish studies in college, rabbinical school, a doctorate in the history of Judaism – whatever criticisms can be leveled against me as a rabbi, the accusation that I took shortcuts in my Jewish education is not one of them. Which is why, in retrospect, it is nothing short of astounding to me...

October 09, 2015
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove


Every parent, at one time or another, has observed the personal attributes or outward behaviors of their child and reflected either silently or out loud, “Oh, that’s me!” We bear witness to our children’s qualities and character, and whether biological or adopted, by nature or nurture, we...