Speakers: Rabbi Harris

Rosh Hashanah 5781

September 22, 2020

How to Respond – Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780

November 22, 2019

I do a lot of thinking about how people respond to bad situations.  As a rabbi, I see many different ‘bad situations’ – illnesses, crimes, professional transitions, personal transitions, arguments …

Do Something Great – Kol Nidre 5780

November 22, 2019

My sermon this year is not clever or complicated.  My message is not hidden or esoteric.  It does not come from the depths of mysticism or academia’s ivory towers. Today …

Learning to Mourn – Yizkor 5780

November 22, 2019

I wonder how we learn things. When I was a kid, learning was what happened in classrooms… and I was not overly interested.  I had no problem learning more generally …

Yom Kippur Yizkor 5779 – Letters and Legacies

September 28, 2018

I love receiving letters.  Not mail but an actual letter – hand written, hand addressed, with a real stamp in the upper right hand corner of the envelope. A metered …

Rosh Hashanah 5779 Day 2 – Beauty from Brokenness

September 28, 2018

A story is told about Rita Coors.  I am told she actually went by her maiden name, Rita Bass but she was part of the famous Coors brewing family.  Every …

Sukkot 5779 – Deli Sermon

September 26, 2018

High Holidays 5779 – Rejecting the Binary: Reflections from a Liberal and Zionist

September 20, 2018

Labels are a funny thing. I am not talking about the label on your new shirt that itches your neck or the label on your mattress which says it should …