Clergy Sermons

At Central Synagogue

Sermons from January 2017

Angela W. Buchdahl
Parashat Va-eira: Walking With You

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  January 27, 2017

Standing up for the stranger, the refugee, the religious minority, is not just a matter of political debate or partisanship. It is our moral inheritance and our proud history...Some Jewish values are so clear that our spiritual home will be compromised if we stand idly by and do not act. So I promise you, we will be rigorous and thoughtful about what we do, be guided constantly by our Torah, and mindful of the diversity and sensitivities of our community.

Maurice A. Salth
Parashat Sh’mot

Maurice A. Salth  |  January 20, 2017

Angela W. Buchdahl
Parashat Vayigash: Talking About “What Matters”

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  January 6, 2017

Confronting the possibility of our own death can be – well – unpleasant. And very hard. Most of us choose not to think about it at all. But having these conversations with our loved ones are critically important. These conversations are not just about conditions for “Do Not Resuscitate” and how we want to die, but what really constitutes living for us.