Sermons

Rabbi Alexander Davis

Our Kid Friendly Shul

March 26, 2015 / 6 Nisan 5775

Shalom Haverim, I love having kids in shul. I know you do too. Some people have told me that their favorite part of services is when kids fill the bimah at the end of tefilot. It hasn’t always been this (Read More...)

Rabbi Alexander Davis

Entering Anew

March 19, 2015 / 28 Adar 5775

Shalom Haverim, Walk in to Beth El and you will see something new. Above the main door is a Hebrew quote inscribed on the windows. Choosing that quote required a magnifying glass and a bit of sleuthing. Here is what (Read More...)

Rabbi Alexander Davis

“The Pesah Bunny”

March 17, 2015 / 26 Adar 5775

Shalom Haverim, This year there will be a rabbit at my seder. No, I am not serving it. Rabbits are not kosher. Instead, this rabbit helps tell seder of the seder, the order of the seder. Here is what I (Read More...)

Shabbat Lunch – More than a Buffet

March 12, 2015 / 21 Adar 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Beth El Streams

March 12, 2015 / 21 Adar 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Who Speaks for the Jewish People

March 4, 2015 / 13 Adar 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Fasting for “Chained Women”

March 4, 2015 / 13 Adar 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Bursting Your Bubble

February 26, 2015 / 7 Adar 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Jewish Canaries

February 18, 2015 / 29 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Domestic Abuse

February 11, 2015 / 22 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

What I Am Reading

February 5, 2015 / 16 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Women Silenced. Women Singing.

January 28, 2015 / 8 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Je Suis Juif

January 22, 2015 / 2 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

The Other Israel Election

January 22, 2015 / 2 Shevat 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Suffering for Tolerance

January 15, 2015 / 24 Tevet 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Touch My Love

January 15, 2015 / 24 Tevet 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

The Pollution of Hatred

January 8, 2015 / 17 Tevet 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

New Year’s Feast Fast

December 31, 2014 / 9 Tevet 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A Christmas Message

December 23, 2014 / 1 Tevet 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

December Dilemma

December 18, 2014 / 26 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Vayeshev – The Butler (12/14)

December 13, 2014 / 21 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Illuminating the Darkness of Our Past

December 11, 2014 / 19 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Newlywed Ceremony

December 4, 2014 / 12 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Vayetzei: Judaism and Democracy

December 3, 2014 / 11 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Thanksgiving Song

November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Eulogy for a Slain Rabbi

November 20, 2014 / 27 Heshvan 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A Lake in the Chapel?!

November 13, 2014 / 20 Heshvan 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

New Teen Initiative Successfully Launched

November 6, 2014 / 13 Heshvan 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Mentschkeit vs Yiddishkeit”

October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Tekia Tzedaka Tekia?

October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Time vs. Space

October 23, 2014 / 29 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“My Favorite Holiday”

October 15, 2014 / 21 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Our Living Legacy Yom Kippur Sermon 5775/2014

October 4, 2014 / 10 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Kol Nidre 5775 – Doing Memory Right

October 3, 2014 / 9 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky

Holiness Debate

October 1, 2014 / 7 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Lifetime Investments

September 26, 2014 / 2 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Kassel Abelson

Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5775/2014 – Beth El Serves

September 25, 2014 / 1 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Rabbi Davis’ “Mini Sermons” – Israel to Domestic Abuse

September 25, 2014 / 1 Tishrei 5775 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Memory of a Beloved Teacher

September 18, 2014 / 23 Elul 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Above Average

September 11, 2014 / 16 Elul 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Back to School Blues

September 3, 2014 / 8 Elul 5774 by rswanson

Summer Growth

August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Fires of Compassion

August 21, 2014 / 25 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Hidden Are the Things that We See

August 14, 2014 / 18 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Strength from Space

August 7, 2014 / 11 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Napoleon and the Jews

July 29, 2014 / 2 Av 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

My time in Israel is coming to a close

June 25, 2014 / 27 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A Message from Rabbi Davis

June 18, 2014 / 20 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Celebrate the Contributions of Converts” by Rabbi Davis

June 3, 2014 / 5 Sivan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Bar Mitzvah Dad” by Rabbi Davis

May 22, 2014 / 22 Iyar 5774 by Kvelander

“Is Divorce Kosher?” by Rabbi Davis

May 14, 2014 / 14 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

The Last “Jews” of Natchez: Methodists by Rabbi Davis

May 8, 2014 / 8 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Southern Stories” by Rabbi Davis

May 1, 2014 / 1 Iyar 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Heading South” by Rabbi Davis

April 24, 2014 / 24 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“A “Lame” Pesah” by Rabbi Davis

April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Thawing out for Pesah” by Rabbi Davis

April 10, 2014 / 10 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Church Event Inspires Pesah Lesson” by Rabbi Davis

April 3, 2014 / 3 Nisan 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

A “Peaceful” Seder by Rabbi Davis

March 27, 2014 / 25 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

Your Key to the World to Come

March 20, 2014 / 18 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis

“Purim – Not Just for Kids” by Rabbi Davis

March 12, 2014 / 10 Adar II 5774 by Rabbi Alexander Davis