Rabbi’s Corner

Rabbi Ain Sermon Vayigash 2020 Showing Our True Selves

Published on Jan 7, 2020

It is 2020 and I am asking myself, should I wear a kippah on the subway? Should I keep the clergy pass in the windshield of my car? Honesty, I am in a bit of shock and denial. Just last week I was on a cruise where hundreds of Jewish passengers were openly wearing Jewish Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon Parashat Vayera 2019

Published on Nov 21, 2019

These are an intense for weeks for our patriarch, Abraham. Last week he had to get up, take his wife and nephew, and leave his home in order to follow God’s voice to a place that God will show him. Last week he tried to pass of Sarai as his sister and he experienced the Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon Parashat Noah 2019

Published on Nov 4, 2019

Lawlessness and Lawfulness – Striving for the Best This is the line of Noah. Noah was a righteous man. He was blameless in his generation. The earth became corrupt before God and the earth was filled with lawlessness.  When God saw how corrupt the earth was, for all flesh had corrupted its ways on earth, Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon Parashat Bereshit 2019

Published on Nov 4, 2019

Bereshit 2019: Don’t Stand by the blood of your neighbor, again…. Dave and I were in a parking lot in Great Neck on Sunday, shopping for food for yontiv. (Yes, we drove to great neck for food)…but that’s not the point. As many of you know, it is a very Jewish area, so it isn’t Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon – Parashat Ki Tavo 2019

Published on Oct 3, 2019

Are the Jews a chosen people? This is one of the most difficult questions contained within our torah and our liturgy but it is not something that we should shy away from discussing. Not at all.  But not because we are so great, actually, because a conversation about chosenness forces us to look deeply at Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon – Parashat Ki Tetze 2019

Published on Oct 3, 2019

Caring for our Bodies I was driving home this past Sunday from officiating at the unveiling of our beloved past president, mark weiner, when I heard on the radio, that the remains of a soldier killed in pearl harbor, had been identified. Family members say they expect 1,000 people or more to attend today’s funeral Read More

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – September 20, 2019

Published on Sep 20, 2019

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – September 13, 2019

Published on Sep 20, 2019

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – September 6, 2019

Published on Sep 20, 2019

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – August 30, 2019

Published on Sep 20, 2019