Sermons & Reflections


Each year, in addition to the Rabbi's High Holiday sermons, JRC members are invited to share their personal reflections on a variety of subjects related to their experiences as Jews. On Yom Kippur afternoon, JRC hosts Open Mic, an opportunity for members to address the congregation with reflections on the past year. Please click on the links below to read and share our words of wisdom. 

Sermons by Rabbi Rachel Weiss 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon PDF

Rosh Hashanah Sermon PDF


Yom Kippur Sermon PDF

Personal Reflections 
Congregational Address: President Sandy Spatz 
Beth Kaskel 
Gonzalo Escobar 

Open Mic Speeches 

Fran and Skip Landt 
Charlene Gelber 
Adrienne Lieberman
Rebecca Rubin
Laura Friedlander 
Beverly Friend 

Larry Marks
Susan Cherry
Phyllis Kravitz 
Judith Helzner 
Jim Zeckhauser 

Marie Davidson
Arnie Kanter

Rosh Hashanah 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon (Rabbi Rachel Weiss)
Rosh Hashanah Sermon (Rabbi Rachel Weiss)

Yom Kippur 

Kol Nidre Sermon (Rabbi Rachel Weiss) 
Yom Kippur Sermon (Rabbi Rachel Weiss) 

Open Mic Speeches 2016/5777

Carole Kagan
Keegan Sherlock
Rebecca Rubin
Marie Davidson
Steve Romm
Elliot Frolichstein-Appel
Charlene Gelber
Susan Cherry
Darlene Grossman
Eli Gaytan
Sandy Spatz
Laurie Goldstein
Judy Mendel
Ray Grossman
David Blechman
Jonathan Markowitz
Sallie Gratch
Jim Zeckhauser 

Beverly Friend
Arnie Kanter

Jim Zeckhauser's poem performance at the Green Mill Uptown Poetry Slam

Sermons and Reflections 2015-2008


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