Category Archives: Sermons

Why I Reject the Conservative Movement’s Permission to Eat Kitniyot

Remembering the Meaning of Passover: Why I Reject the Conservative Movement’s Permission to Eat Kitniyot This past November, the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards issued a ruling permitting Ashkenazi Jews to eat kitniyot on Passover. In doing … Continue reading

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Rabbi Aaron Starr reacts to School Shooting – Sermon February 17, 2018

Would you like to partner with Rabbi Starr and fellow CSZ members in addressing issues of gun violence, especially in our schools? If so, please connect with the Rabbi at rabbistarr@shaareyzedek.org or 248.357.5544. To read Rabbi Starr’s reaction to last … Continue reading

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Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen: When Your City Speaks

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ve had a complicated relationship with Detroit. Perhaps five years in New York has turned me into an urban elitist, a city snob. When Meredith and I head into Detroit for brunch or … Continue reading

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From Bannon to Ellison to Us: How We Judge Others

Rabbi Aaron Starr delivers the sermon From Bannon to Ellison to Us: How We Judge Others for Parashat Hayyei Sarah.  Shabbat Morning, November 26, 2016 from the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary.

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All Vows

Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen delivers the sermon “All Vows” for Shabbat Va-yera,             November 19, 2016 in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary.

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Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen: Where Are You? Video Message

Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen delivers the sermon “Where are you?” for Shabbat Shuvah, October 8, 2016.

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Rabbi Aaron Starr: Time to Say Kaddish for Tikkun Olam

As we welcome in this New Year, we know that we are at a critical juncture in American Jewish history. Synagogue affiliation continues to drop. Jewish ritual practice weakens with every passing year. Parents are far too often choosing for … Continue reading

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The Commandment to Remember

Rabbi Aaron Starr delivered the Sermon “The Commandment to Remember” for Shabbat Ki Tetzei on Shabbat Morning, September 17, 2016 in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Shof’tim

Rabbi Aaron Starr delivered the sermon “Live for Today, Build for Tomorrow” Parashat Shof’tim on Shabbat morning, September 10, 2016, in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary.

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Parashat R’eih

Rabbi Yonatan Dahlen delivered the sermon “The Giving Tree”, at Shabbat Morning Services, September 3, 2016 in the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Sanctuary..

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