Parashat Bo 5779

January 11, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Bo By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) In this week’s Torah portion, Bo, we are in the midst of the dramatic story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, when they go from slavery to freedom. Because … Continue reading »


Parashat Va’era 5779

January 4, 2019 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Hearing more voices in the Passover story A D’var Totah for Parashat Va’era By Rabbi Irwin Huberman (’10) The story of the enslavement of Jewish people in Egypt is perhaps one of the most powerful stories within the entire Torah. … Continue reading »


Parashat Shemot 5779

December 27, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Shemot By Rabbi Bruce Alpert (’11) Living up to its own name, our Torah portion, Shemot – Names – has a lot of them. Some of them are known to us. Some are new. And some aren’t given … Continue reading »


March 8, 2018 – Parashat VaYakhel-Pekudei, 5778

March 8, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

You Gotta Have Heart…or Do You? A D’var Torah for VaYakhel-Pekudei by Rabbi Rena H. Kieval, ’06 The great communal building project of the mishkan, the wilderness tabernacle, finally gets underway in this week’s double Torah portion, and the participants … Continue reading »


Parashat Ki Tissa, 5778

February 28, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Society’s Golden Calves A D’var Torah for Ki Tissa by Rabbi Irwin Huberman, ’10 While attending a conference last year on future trends in Judaism, one of the presenters – a rabbi – told the story of how he had … Continue reading »


Parashat Tetzaveh, 5778

February 21, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Breastplate of Judgment A D’var Torah for Tetzaveh Rabbi Lenny Levin  “You shall make a breastplate of judgment…set in it mounted stones in four rows…corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel” (Ex. 28:15–21). We know from experience how … Continue reading »


Parashat Terumah, 5778

February 15, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Parashat Mishpatim by Rabbi Isaac Mann This week’s Torah portion deals with the construction of the Mishkan (the Tabernacle) and the various vessels to be placed in it or in front of it. Most of the … Continue reading »


Parashat Mishpatim, 5778

February 8, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

A D’var Torah for Mishpatim by, Cantor Sandy Horowitz, ’14 Parashat Mishpatim contains over fifty laws covering a range of subjects, which are related to the Israelite people by God through Moses. Having just received the ten commandments in the previous … Continue reading »


Parashat Va’era, 5778

January 11, 2018 | Filed in: Shmot

Exodus: God, Women, and Dr. King A D’var for Parashat Va’era by Rabbi Rena H. Kieval ’06 “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” That is the name of Hollywood’s most recent major film version of the seminal story of our people.  The title resonates … Continue reading »


Parashat Shemot, 5778

January 5, 2018 | Filed in: Shmot

The Power of Your Hebrew Name A D’var for Parashat Shemot by Rabbi Irwin Huberman ’10 A popular website which monitors facts relating to pregnancy, birth, and babies recently released its list of the most popular baby names for 2017. … Continue reading »