Jewish resources

This page contains Jewish resources and sermons wot I have done:

Date Venue Occasion Title Reference
29.08.19 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah Re’eh The sliding scale of justice
27.07.19 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Mattot Trapped in a flat on Pall Mall [5779] GW Serm 24
20.07.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Pinchas Handing over [5779] GW Serm 23
14.07.19 Bar Convent, York Living Theology conference Jews and non-Jews
15.06.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon B’ha’alot’cha Joshua and the rebellious scribe [5779] GW Serm 22
01.06.19 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon B’midbar Frequently asked questions [5779] GW Serm 21
25.05.19 Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue Sermon B’chukkotai Eyes down for a full harvest [5779] GW Serm 20
16.05.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Character is tested through business: Jewish ethics in the marketplace
11.05.19 Southport and District Reform Synagogue Sermon Emor The dignity of the priesthood [5779] GW Serm 19
27.04.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Acharei Mot Acharei Monty Hall [5779] GW Serm 18
13.04.19 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon M’tzora Building a pathway [5779] GW Serm 17
16.03.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Vayikra What’s it all about, aleph? [5779] GW Serm 16
28.02.19 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah Vayakhel The Great Fundraising Thermometer
23.02.19 Southgate Progressive Synagogue Sermon Ki Tisa To be filled with knowledge [5779] GW Serm 15
16.02.19 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon T’tzaveh Not all heroes wear capes [5779] GW Serm 14
09.02.19 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Terumah William and the Tabernacle [5779] GW Serm 13
05.01.19 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Va’eira An app called ‘camera’ [5779] GW Serm 12
15.12.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Vayigash Measure for measure [5779] GW Serm 11
13.12.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The true story/ies of Channukah
08.12.18 Tikvah Chadashah (Shenfield) Sermon Mikkeitz Growth after death [5779] GW Serm 10
01.12.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Vayeshev The first Kindertransport [5779] GW Serm 9
17.11.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Vayeitzei Rachel and the household gods [5779] GW Serm 8
15.11.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The trolley problem in Jewish ethics
15.11.18 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah Vayeitzei Speckled sheep and Jewish children
03.11.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Chayei Sarah Romance is not dead [5779] GW Serm 7
27.10.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Vayeira Mock the weak [5779] GW Serm 6
20.10.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Lech L’cha Tzom Rabin [5779] GW Serm 5
18.10.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Making a prophet
19.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Yom Kippur afternoon Choose life (and/ or death) [5779] GW Serm 4
19.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Yom Kippur morning Matir Asurim [5779] GW Serm 3
18.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Kol Nidre Judge Judaism [5779] GW Serm 2
09, 10.09.18 South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community; and Isle of Wight Jewish Society Sermon Rosh Hashanah The year of the slightly-closed ears [5779] GW Serm 1
08.09.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Nitzavim Torah without borders [5778] GW Serm 20
18.08.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Shoftim I thought Oz was a terrible beast! [5778] GW Serm 19
11.08.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Re’eh The bats have a ball [5778] GW Serm 18
19.07.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Shabbat
12.07.18 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Matot-Masei The passengers speak up
16.06.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Korach Moses and Korach play The Dozens [5778] GW Serm 17
09.06.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Sh’lach L’cha The wilderness of mirrors [5778] GW Serm 16
19.05.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Shavuot A Tale of Ten Commandments [5778] GW Serm 15
28.04.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Emor (Untitled)
21.04.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Acharei Mot The Kutonet Museum [5778] GW Serm 14
19.04.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Independence day or disaster? Different narratives to 1948
31.03.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Pesach Which story do you prefer? [5778] GW Serm 13
24.03.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Tzav Everything feels small [5778] GW Serm 12
17.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Vayikra Breaking the spiral [5778] GW Serm 11
15.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class What does a Jewish state really look like?
15.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Clifford’s Tower commemoration Imagining the events of 1190 [5778] GW Serm 10
08.03.18 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Vayekhel-Pekudei The first annual report
03.03.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Ki Tisa Death threats and melting mobs [5778] GW Serm 9
17.02.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Terumah The other Heaven [5778] GW Serm 8
15.02.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Why aren’t rabbis called priests?
10.02.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Mishpatim On Hasselling the judiciary [5778] GW Serm 7
18.01.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Smashing the tablets: Moses on trial
13.01.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Va’eira The Prosecutor v Moses ben-Amram [5778] GW Serm 6
28.12.17 Limmud Festival Session How Moses invented freedom of information
24.12.17 Limmud Festival Session Konrad Morgen and Izzy Einstein: two fanatics for justice
16.12.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Miketz (b’nei mitzvah) The fat cows of rededication [5778] GW Serm 5
14.12.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Are we what we eat? Kashrut in the modern world
12.12.17 Rene Cassin Contribution to Torah commentary Human rights advocates walk in Joseph’s footsteps
01.12.17 Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue Magazine article Aharon Barak – the prophet who kept society faithful to itself
18.11.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Tol’dot (at the annual interfaith civic service) The tolerance of the womb [5778] GW Serm 4
16.11.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The end of days (and a very naughty boy)
16.11.17 Leo Baeck College Discussion activity for Parashat Tol’dot Will the Jewry please stand?[featuring the Fraud Act 2006]
02.11.17 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Vayeira Between the wolves and the angels
23.10.17 My own twisted sense of humour Banter Leyning The Ning Nang Nong
21.10.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon No’ach The missing instruction [5778] GW Serm 3
19.10.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Moses’s staff problems: a look at Jews and miracles
29.09.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Kol Nidre Forgiveness not forgetfulness [5778] GW Serm 2
21.09.17 Stevenage Liberal Synagogue Sermon Rosh Hashanah Whose ram is it anyway? [5778] GW Serm 1
19.08.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Re’eh Of mages and sages [5777] GW Serm 6
29.07.17 York Liberal Jewish Community (Scarborough) Sermon Devarim The Israelites and the Rising Pyramid- or, Captains Who Sing [5777] GW Serm 5
13.07.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Tisha b’Av versus the summer
13.07.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Pinchas Zelophechad’s daughters and the You-turn
29.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Chukat Moses rocks on
08.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Behalotecha Whinging about garlic
01.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Naso Pinky promises and Unbreakable Vows
31.05.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Shavuot The King’s Day Off (featuring a Belgian fairy-tale what I wrote) [5777] GW Serm 4
18.05.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Shavuot
07.05.17 Westminster Synagogue Westminster Chai day of Israel learning ‘No contradiction’: Judaism and democracy in the Israeli Supreme Court
04.05.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Jus in disputatio: Jewish ethics of debate
27.04.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Tazria Lunch’n’Leprosy
20.04.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Sh’mini When is a commandment not a commandment?
25.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Kabbalat Torah class Anti-Semitism or No Anti-Semitism? (ask participants to stand on one side of room if they think the example is anti-Semitic, and the opposite side if it’s not)
23.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Vayakheil-P’kudei Have synagogue building projects always been this complicated?!
15.03.17 Leo Baeck College Presentation for rabbinic admissions interview The tension of security and welcoming (speaking notes only)
02.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Terumah Mishkan Meccano: building a curiosity in the desert
09.02.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Beshalach Give us a wave: miracles and fear at the Red Sea
02.02.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Tree wise men: Tu Bishvat and Jewish environmentalism
19.01.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class After-effects of the Holocaust on the Jewish people
25.12.16 [ditto] Limmud Conference Session Just William and the Jews: William and the Nasties, a 1935 tale withdrawn from publication…
25.12.16 [yes really] Limmud Conference Session Politics from the pulpit: religious leaders, electioneering and the law
14.12.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and learn: Parashat Vayishlach A reunion: Esau’s kiss
08.11.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Opening thought for a Council meeting An Election Day Prayer
12.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Yom Kippur Moses over our shoulder [5777] GW Serm 3
11.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Kol Nidre The sins we have committed [5777] GW Serm 2
06.10.16 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The tenth day is the Day of Atonement
02.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Erev Rosh Hashanah Returning and not returning [5777] GW Serm 1
01.09.16 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The Creation: from midrash to Milton Jones
27.08.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Eikev The Heartless Hotline and the everlasting clothes [5776] GW Serm 1

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