Category Archives: holidays

Witness. Feel. Act.

Chol Ha Mo’ed Sukkot Sermon offered at Congregation Beth Am,  September 28, 2018 I want to share about this momentous time we are in  our Country.  We are at a crossroads.  Never before has there been a supreme court justice … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw A Good Wish Away: A Yom Kippur Morning Sermon

There is a story told of a simple man, living in a simple village. His name was Itzik. He was a man who loved God and devoted his life to the care of his synagogue and his family and his … Continue reading

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Fear: Face Everything And Rise: A Kol Nidre Sermon

Do you remember the Billy Crystal movie, Mr. Saturday Night? Billy Crystal plays Buddy and David Paymer plays his brother Stan. As kids, they put together vaudeville routines and performed at family get-togethers, but when they finally get their chance … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah: Come to Shul!

Rosh Hashanah: Be Here Now When the kids were younger, going to Beth Am on Friday night was a big deal, they loved it. So much so that if I was really struggling with them I would threaten them and … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year wish for blessings, peace, love and health from Beth Am of Buffalo Grove, IL!

I am so grateful to be part of a family that believes in bringing meaning, holiness, joy and good work into this world!  Enjoy our Shana Tova Video Greeting!

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2014 Rosh Hashanah Sermon~Two Days Before the Bat Mitzvah: An Ethical Will to Our Children

G, our twelve and a half year old daughter’s Bat Mitzvah is in a few days: Two Days actually. It is on Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This, as you know is not the … Continue reading

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