A Mother’s Love – Parshat Toldot 5780

The easiest part of parenting is love. The hardest part of parenting is tough love. There are countless choices and decisions we make as parents, and plenty of times we’re left wondering whether or not we’ve made the right choice.

Mind Over Matter – Parshat Chayei Sarah 5780

As people get older, it's common to hear the reassurance that "age is just a number" or "you get better with age" as if age is something we're automatically supposed to fight against. But the reality, as Abraham shows us, is that with age comes experience.

Open Eyes – Parshat Vayera 5780

When God hears Hagar's distress call, God answers by "opening her eyes." How often in life are we paralyzed by the sheer magnitude of what might need to be done? How often do we perceive ourselves as stuck somewhere, even if the answer is in front of us?

Let It Go – Parshat Lech Lecha 5780

Abraham’s first act in the Torah is asking his wife to lie for him. How do we reconcile this with the image of Abraham our forefather, the one who we refer to first when listing Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Why do we forgive Abraham?

High Holy Days Sermons 5780

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780 – September 29, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, New Year Wishes for 5780 – Audio | Text   ————- Rosh Hashanah 5780 (Day 1) – September 30, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, The Enemy Within, the Enemy Without – Anti-Semitism in 2019 – Audio | Text   Rabbi Eve Posen, Your Presence is Requested – Text ————- Rosh Hashanah 5780 (Day 2) – October 1, 2019 Rabbi David Kosak, Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Audio ... Read More

Too Quiet – Parshat Noach 5780

When the kids are quietly playing, there’s that first moment when you think, “Wow, it’s so quiet! How nice that the children are playing so well and aren’t screaming at me or each other.” Then you start to suspect it's a little too quiet.

I’m ME! – Parshat Bereshit 5780

Children have this wonderful ability to love themselves and others without much judgment. Parshat Bereshit reminds us to look for the unique, divine characteristics in each person we meet and to celebrate the characteristics that make us exactly who we need to be.