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Sermons by Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

The following are selected sermons given by Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz on holidays and special occasions.

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You Used to Be Nicer (Rosh Hashanah 5784) 

Gaining Wisdom, Averting Destruction (Kol Nidre 5784) 

Writing Our Own Stories (Yom Kippur at Yizkor 5784)

Yichud and Yizkor (Shemini Atzeret 5784) 

You Are Not Alone (Parshat Lech L'cha, October 28)

Our Sacred Errand (Parshat Chayei Sarah, November 11)

The Strength We Need (Parshat Vayetzei, November 25)

We Are Watching (Parshat Miketz, December 16) 

Digging for Justice (Parshat Va'era 5784, January 13)

Parshat Beshalach (January 27) Click here for the source sheet.

Myth-Busting Mishpatim on Repro Shabbat (Parshat Mishpatim, Feburary 10)

Parshat Vayakhel (March 9) Click here to view. Click here for the source sheet.

Into the Unknown (Parshat Vayikra, March 23) 

Parshat Tazria (April 13)

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Seeking Awe and Wonder (Rosh Hashanah 5783)

I Was Wrong About WeWork (Kol Nidre 5783)

Recreating & Remembering (Yom Kippur at Yizkor 5783)

Alert, Not Afraid (Parshat Chayei Sarah, November 19)

Wait and See? (Parshat Vayeshev, December 17) 

Parshat Va’era (January 21)

Everyone Comes Along (Parshat Bo, January 28)

Aspire for Accountability (Parshat Vayikra, March 25)

Parshat Tzav (April 1)

At the Back of the Line (Parshat B'midbar, May 20)

Shavuot Yizkor Sermon (May 27)

Parshat Shlach Lecha (June 17)

Parshat Shoftim (August 19)

Labor on the Bima (Parshat Ki Tavo, September 2) 

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Rosh Hashanah – Click here for the video version.

Kol Nidre 

Yom Kippur 

Parshat Ha’Azinu

Parshat Chayyei Sarah

Parshat Vayeitzei

Parshat Vayishlach

Parshat Vayigash

Parshat Vayechi

Parshat Bo

Parshat Mishpatim

Parshat Tetzaveh

Parshat Tazria

Yizkor at Pesah 

Parshat Kedoshim

Parshat Behar

Parshat Nasso

Choose Kosher, Choose Good: Parashat Re'eh

Curiosity and Compassion–Parshat Ki Tetzei (September 10)

Over-the-Counter Judaism (Parshat Nitzavim, September 24) 

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Rosh Hashanah - Do Not Hide Your Face Click here for the video version.

Kol Nidre Sermon 5781: Teshuvah & Reconciliation

Yom Kippur Sermon: The Hidden Things Click here for the video version.

Second Day of Sukkot (October 4) Click here for the video version.

Breishit (October 17) Click here for the video version.

Lekh Lekha (October 31) Click here for the video version.

Chaye Sarah (November 16) Click here for the video version.

Vayishlah (December 5) Click here for the video version.

Vayigash (December 26) Click here for the video version.

Vayechi (January 2)

Shemot (January 9) Click here for the video version.

Parshat Mishpatim | Shabbat Zachor (February 13)

Parshat Ki Tissa/Parshat Parah (March 6)

Parshat Tzav & Shabbat HaGadol (March 27)

Shabbat & Shvi’i shel Pesah (Volunteer Shabbat, April 3)

Parshat Shemini (April 10)

Parshat Acharei Mot – Kedoshim  (April 24)

Parshat Emor (May 1)

Shavuot Yizkor (May 18)

Parshat Naso (May 22)

Parshat Sh’lach Lecha (June 5)

Parshat Chukat (June 19)

Parshat Nitzavim (September 4)

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Be Better, Rosh Hashanah
Kol Nidre
Yizkor at Yom Kippur

Ki Tissa & Shabbat Parah (March 14) Click here for the video version.

Parashat Vayikra (March 28) Click here for the video version.​​​​​​

Parashat Tazria-Metzora (April 25) Click here for the video version.

Parashat Behar/Bechukotai (May 16) Click here for the video version.

Parashat Bamidbar (May 23) Click here for the video version.

First Day of Shavuot (May 29) by Rabbi Berkowitz Click here for the video version.

Parshat B’haalotcha (June 13) by Rabbi Berkowitz Click here for the video version.

Ki Teitzei (August 29) by Rabbi Berkowitz Click here for the video version.

Nitzavim/Vayelekh (September 12) by Rabbi Berkowitz Click here for the video version.

 

5779
Living with Less, Rosh Hashanah 
Facing our Own (Im)mortality, Yizkor
It’s Okay to Strike Out 

It’s Okay to Strike Out 


Yizkor at Shavuot

 

5778
Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Rosh Hashanah

Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784