Category Archives: Life Cycle Events

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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Who Needs Rabbis?

It’s a DIY (do it yourself) era, even in Jewish life. Continue reading

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Weddings!

If you have found this page while looking for a wedding officiant, congratulations on your engagement! I would be honored and happy to be a part of your wedding celebration. There are many ways you might have found me for … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

This post was originally delivered as part of a High Holidays sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2008; this year’s High Holidays topics are available here. This post previously appeared in 2014 on the Grief Beyond Belief blog and is re-posted from that site … Continue reading

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When Life Seems Too Much, We Are the Most Human

This post was originally delivered as part of a High Holidays sermon at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in 2008; this year’s High Holidays topics are available here. This post previously appeared in 2014 on the Grief Beyond Belief blog and is re-posted from that … Continue reading

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From “Oy Vey” to “Mazel Tov”

Have you heard? More than 60% of children of intermarried families are being raised with a Jewish identity. But you didn’t hear that from The New York Times. Intermarriage offers a huge opportunity for the Jewish community, but only if … Continue reading

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How and Why

A version of this article appeared in The Shofar newsletter of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in August 2012. One of the challenges of a Humanistic philosophy of life is that we sometimes answer the wrong question. When terrible things happen we … Continue reading

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