News & Ideas from Peninsula Temple Sholom

A collection of writing by clergy, staff, and leadership.

High Holy Day Sermons

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Teachings from Our Clergy

Finding Jewish Resilience

Finding Jewish Resilience

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We shouldn’t be afraid of the difficult. We are built for it.
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Why We Need Yom Kippur

Why We Need Yom Kippur

It’s Not Easy Being Moral
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While doing the right thing often puts the do-gooder on the right side of history, it’s harder than we think to do the right thing in the moment.
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The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

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Learning to forgive ourselves may just make it easier for us to forgive other people.
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One Voice for the New Year

One Voice for the New Year

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The sound of the shofar compels us to respond with a resounding call for justice.
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In Praise of a Generous Heart

In Praise of a Generous Heart

Gosh darn it – you’ve got to be kind!
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With kindness, compassion, and grace, God bestows dignity on everything and every person.
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The Great Becoming

The Great Becoming

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Rosh HaShanah is the holiday of recognizing our becoming.
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