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Judaism and Reproductive Rights -  1 July 2022

Rabbi's Tisch : Marni Schwartz and the Life Long Learning  Fund - 10 June 2022

A Jewish Environmental Ethic : Maimonides and the Guide for the Perplexed - 5 June 2022

Sermon - 27 May 2022

Be Here Now! - 28 January 2022

Dr. King and the Exodus - 21 January 2022

What the Light of Hanukkah Sheds on Our Lives  - 3 December 2021

The Myth of History - 26 November 2022

Rebekah - Bringing the Women of the Torah from the Background to the Foreground - 29 October 2021

In Memory of Marnie Schwartz : Yizkor - 16 September 2021

A Call to Listen : Kol Nidre -  15 September 2021

God, a Conversation : Shabbat Shuvah -   10 September 2021

The Goodness of Creation : Rosh Hashanah  - 7 September 2021

Perhaps  There Is Hope? Rosh Hashanah  -  6 September 2021

Loving God  Through the Use  of Your Mind : In Memory of Marshal True - 23 July 2021

25 Years with You -  9 July 2021

Her Right Foot : The Statue of Liberty and the Jewish-American Experience -  2 July 2021

Pride Month and Vulnerability -  25 June 2021

Origins and Meaning of the Holy Ark -  28 May 2021

Israel : Enduring Connections and Conflicts - 21 May 2021

Blasphemy : Tearing a Hole in the  Linguistic Fabric of Being -  30 April 2021

Reflections on the Chauvin Conviction, George Floyd, and Torah - 23 April 2021

Human Nature - 16 October 2020

When  Is Enough, Enough? - 31 July 2020

The American Flag and the Jewish Experience - 3 July 2020

Created in God's Image : Judaism, CST, and the Struggle for LGBTQ Equality - 19 June 2020

Revelation - 29 May 2020

The Pandemic and the Silver Lining of Impermanence - 15 May 2020

Israel : A Protection from the Nations or a Light Unto the Nations - 1 May 2020

Yom Hashoa -  20 April 2020

Holy Fire - 20 March 2020

Purim : The Adult Story - 6 March 2020

The Role of Religious Imagination in Healing the World - 28 February 2020

The Plague of Locusts - 31 January 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : His Legacy and his Vision as it Applies to Today -  17 January 2020

Rabbi George's Sermons - 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019: "Trump's Executive Order and Jewish Identity"

Trump's Executive Order and Jewish Identity from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Yom Kippur 2019: Wednesday, October 9 – Read Rabbi George’s Sermon: Choosing Life


Rosh Hashanah 2019: Sunday, September 29 – Rabbi George’s Multi-Generational Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Rabbi George's Sermon-Her right foot- The Statue of Liberty and the Jewish-American Experience from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Rosh Hashanah 2019: Monday, September 30 – Rabbi George’s Rosh Hashanah Day Sermon

Rabbi George's Sermon- The Meaning of Shalom As We Enter the New Year from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Friday, August 30, 2019: “How Tribal are We?”

How Tribal Are We? from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Friday, August 23, 2019: “What does it mean to be a loyal Jew?” Read it HERE.


Friday, July 19, 2019:  “Hide or fight, what does our tradition tell us to do?

Hide or Fight, what does our tradition tell us to do from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


June 7, 2019: “The Rarest Color Blue”

6/7/19 - The Rarest Color Blue from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


June 2, 2019: “Protecting the Vulnerable” at the Center for Spiritual Living 

2019-06-02 - Protect the Vulnerable - Rabbi George Gittleman from Center for Spiritual Living SR on Vimeo.


March 31, 2019:  “Holy Fire”

March 31, 2019 | Rabbi George Sermon, "Holy Fire" from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


January 4, 2019: “The Seventy Names of the Divine”

Rabbi George Sermon, January 4, 2019 | "The Seventy Names of The Divine" from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.

Rabbi George's Sermons - 2018

November 30, 2018: “The Key to Happiness”

Rabbi George Sermon, November 30, 2018 | "A Key to Happiness" from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


November 27, 2018: Podcast “Explore the Space with Rabbi George – Crisis Leadership” To listen, click HERE.


November 1, 2018: Hundreds Gathered at Solidarity Interfaith Service for Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our hearts are broken over the tragic events at The Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn and begin the long road of recovery from this unimaginable loss. May they find comfort and strength in the knowledge that they are not alone in their grief; that Am Yisrael, the Jewish People here in Santa Rosa and around the world, stands with them.
Participating Congregations:
Congregation Beth Ami, Congregation Ner Shalom, First Presbyterian Church, Christ Church United Methodist, First United Methodist Church, The Center for Spiritual Living, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Rosa.

September 18, : Kol Nidre Sermon “Three Poems for the Evening of Yom Kippur”
 

September 10, 2018: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Lost and Found”

August, 2018: Radio Show with Rabbi George & Rabbi Ted Feldman on the Meaning of the Holy Days,
To listen, click HERE.

April 27, 2018: Holiness: A Humanist View

Holiness: A Humanist View from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


April 11, 2018: Yom HaShoah Sermon: “Resistance”

Resistance from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


March 2, 2018: Shabbat Sermon: “Pot Brownies at the OnegMarijuana Dispensary as a Fundraiser? Is Cannabis Kosher?”

Pot Brownies at the Oneg? from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.

Rabbi George's Sermons 2017 and Earlier

October 20, 2017: “Who By Fire”

Who By Fire? from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


October 2017: Rabbi George joins with other religious leaders discuss how faith communities are helping cope with the North Bay wildfires.  Listen to it Here.


Rabbi George on “Religions and the Environment” At the CST forum on climate change and population growth. Read it Here.


September 20, 2017: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Avinu Malkeinu

Avinu Malkeinu | Erev Rosh Hashanah from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


September 29, 2017: Kol Nidre Sermon “The Windphone”

The Windphone | Kol Nidre from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


October 2016:  Rosh Hashanah Sermon: “The True Voice of The Holy One”. Listen to the evening service HERE. Listen to the morning service HERE.


October 2016: Kol Nidre Sermon “Values”  Read it HERE.


June 15, 2016: Rabbi George Speaks at the Multi-denominational “Vigil for Orlando” 


January 25, 2015: Rabbi George’s remarks at the CST forum on Climate Change and Overpopulation “An Open and Urgent Question”.  Read it Here.


September 2015: Kol Nidre Sermon “Let me not die while I’m still alive”. Read it HERE Listen to it HERE.


September 2015: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “To Be Human…” Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2015: High Holy Day Sermon “L’Chaim“. Read it HEREListen to it HERE.


September 2014: Yizkor Sermon “The Poetics of Loss & Memory”. Listen to it  HERE.


September 2014: Kol Nidre Sermon “Do You Love Me?” Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2014: Yom Kippur Sermon in memory of Rabbi David Hartman “A Blessing in the New Year”.  Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2014: Rosh Hashanah Sermon. Listen to it HERE.


Shabbat Sermon “Newton”. Read it HERE.


September 2013: Kaddish & Yiskor Sermon.  Read it HERE.


September 2013: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Interbeing”.  Read it HERE.


September 2013: Yom Kippur Sermon “Vulnerability”.  Read it HERE.


September 2012: Yom Kippur Sermon “Valley of the Shadow”.  Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2012: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Hineini, Here I Am”.  Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE. 


September 2011: Yiskor Sermon “The Death of Moses”. Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE. 


September 2011: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Yom HaDin – Day of Judgment”. Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


April 2010: Yom HaShoah Sermon “To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity”. Read it HERE.


April 2009: Sermon “How Open is Our Tent”. Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2010: Rosh Hashanah Sermon "The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge". Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


September 2010: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon "Life Hanging in the Balance".  Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


"Torah Then and Now". Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.

 


 

Yom Kippur 2008 (5769): "In Search of Sin". Read it HERE. Listen to it HERE.


Erev Rosh Hashanah 2007 (5768): "Meta: Loving-Kindness". Read it HERE.


"The Broken and the Whole"

"No Isaac, Not Anyone"

"Being Human"

"My Heart is in the East but I,  I am at the Edge of the West"

Yizkor 5764

"The Blessing of America"

"Remembering What Makes Life Worth Living"

"A Response to the War in Iraq"

"A Memory That Leads to Redemption"

Yizkor 5763

"Choosing Life"

"Barukh Hashem"

"The Secret of Jewish Survival"

"Avodah Sh’balev: Work of the Heart"

Thu, July 7 2022 8 Tammuz 5782