Ongoing Learning

Lippman Kanfer Prize

When our congregants began sharing moments of spiritual pain due to the surrounding decay of democratic norms in America, we responded. We decided to create opportunities to practice the skills… Read More »

Immigration Redux

(photograph by Wellington Rodriguez)   In September 2015, as European countries were building fences and locking train stations because of immigration from Turkey, I gave a sermon and said that… Read More »

Creating Moral Space

Parashat Terumah Sermon delivered at NVHC on February 16, 2018 When I was a child, we wandered around the neighborhood after school, sometimes playing football, sometimes just riding our bikes,… Read More »

This Traveler’s Prayer

I am a pretty easy traveler, in that I can sleep in almost any mode of transportation – which is good since I am somewhat prone to motion sickness.  John… Read More »