Rabbi’s Weekly Message & Emanumail

Last night I had the honor of delivering the sermon for the annual Harrison Interfaith Congregational Laymen’s Committee (ICLC) Thanksgiving service. Though it took place online, it nevertheless conveyed the spirit of civic pride, patriotism, faith, and community that it evokes each and every year.
When I first arrived at Emanu-El, Peggy LoCastro represented our congregation on the ICLC, a position now ably filled by Elaine Losquadro. This group of committed men and women ensure that we gather each year to express our gratitude for all of our blessings as we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday.
This year, due to the pandemic, Rabbi Eytan Hammerman of the JCCH led the charge in organizing the service and chose the theme “Together, Now More Than Ever”. The theme was a perfect response to the adversity of this moment. It was my honor to speak on that theme. You may watch my sermon here or read a copy of the text here.
Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving.