Archive of Past High Holyday Sermons


Rosh Hashanah – September 7, 2021

A Tree in a Field by Rabbi Mychal Copeland


Yom Kippur – September 16, 2021

Tapping Toward Healing by Rabbi Mychal Copeland


Drashs from Maggid Elias Ramer, Shawn Matloob, Ericka Katske, Shoshana Levenberg



Yom Kippur – September 19, 2018

Mindful by Rabbi Copeland

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 09, 2018

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos Tohu and Vohu by Rabbi Copeland



Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wake Up and Show Up by Rabbi Copeland

Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre – Friday, September 29, 2017

Our Two Names Yehudim and Yisrael, Gratitude and Struggle by Rabbi Mychal Copeland


We believe everyone deserves equal access to what is holy. Our services are open to everyone – you don’t have to pay to pray! Of course, we welcome donations and support of any kind.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Evening (Erev

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Morning 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Mornin

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Evening (Kol Nidre)

Yom Kippur Morning (Shacharit

Yom Kippur Afternoon (Mincha)

Yom Kippur Afternoon (Niggun/Chanting)

Yom Kippur Late Afternoon (Yizkor/Neila

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast

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