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Rabbi George's Sermons - 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020: Holy Fire


Rabbi George's Sermon: Holy Fire from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Friday, March 6, 2020: Purim - The Adult Story

Purim - The Adult Story from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.

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Friday, February 28, 2020: "The Role of Religious Imagination in Healing the World"

The Role of Religious Imagination in Healing the World from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Friday, January 31, 2020: "Plague of Locusts"

Plague of Locusts from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.


Friday, January 17, 2020: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - His legacy and his vision as it applies to today"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : His legacy and his vision as it applies to today from Congregation Shomrei Torah on Vimeo.

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, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780