Sermons

Race – Healing the Rift

Kol Nidre 5776, a sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. Imagine a couple coming in for therapy, married for decades. Both partners talk about their …

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BDS – Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism

ROSH HASHANA 5776, Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. While the conversation of the moment is: the Iran agreement and whether or not the Obama proposal should …

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Tikun Tevel

EREV ROSH HASHANA 5776, Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. This sermon began with a light bulb. One can say that a light went off in my head. …

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Jewish Motorcycle Riding and the Art of Life

For my 50th birthday, several years ago, my beloved wife Marianne decided to try to control my impeding mid-life crisis with a special gift – giving …

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Israel

Kol Nidre, with its focus on the vows that we made which could not be fulfilled, and for which we pray to be released, reminds …

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Refuat HaNefesh

Rosh Hashana 5775, a sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. “…I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse; choose life, therefore, that …

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Refuat Haguf

EREV ROSH HASHANA, A sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor. When I was a young rabbinical student studying the traditional liturgy, one prayer always made …

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