Author Archives: Rabbi Adam Chalom

Forbidden Phrases for the New Year 5778

These talks will be part of High Holiday services in September 2017 for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation and later available on The Kol Hadash Podcast and as separate posts here (adult events only). If you are interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, … Continue reading

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Dealing with the “God” Question

This short list of 6 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) on the “God” question is intended to help Secular Humanistic Jewish teachers with their students and parents with their children. Continue reading

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Why Jewish Culture Matters

This post was sparked by preparation for a June 4, 2017 concert by the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band hosted by Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation. Click here for more information or to sign up to attend. When some people hear “cultural Judaism” … Continue reading

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Secular Passover Values

How can Passover reflect both ancient and modern values? By celebrating the truth that change IS the Passover tradition. Continue reading

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Darkness and Light – A Eulogy

This eulogy was delivered January 1, 2017 for a friend and colleague, David J. Steiner, who died tragically at age 51 in a bus accident in Uganda in late December 2016. You can read some of his writings or an … Continue reading

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And You – Yom Kippur Memorial 5777

This post was originally delivered as a Yom Kippur sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2016/5777 as part of a series entitled “This We Believe.” You can hear audio of the sermon through the Kol Hadash Podcast. No one ever said … Continue reading

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These Hands – Yom Kippur Morning 5777

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