Sermons & Articles

Thanksgiving Email from TST 2023

Posted on April 17, 2024

Dear TST Family, As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, our hearts are full of many emotions. We feel enormously grateful for our TST community and appreciative of the opportunity that Thanksgiving provides to pause and reflect. Yet, our hearts still ache with the heaviness of the past several weeks and the present moment. Continue Reading »

Temple Shir Tikva Europe Tour – Rabbi Danny’s reflections

Posted on March 26, 2024

April 3rd I am handing over the blog today, to share my wife Micol’s reflections on our visit to Thereisenstadt. She says it beautifully: “My eyes and my heart are heavy. Yesterday we traveled to Terezin, known as its German name Teresienstadt by many. Terezin, a fortress city built in 1780 about 30 miles north Continue Reading »

Mitzvah Day a Runaway Success at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland

Posted on March 22, 2024

Originally posted here: On March 10, over 350 volunteers packed more than 33,000 meals for Meals of Hope as Mitzvah Day roared back to life for the first time since 2019. On a sun-splashed Sunday morning on March 10, Temple Shir Tikva partnered with Meals of Hope for its annual “Mitzvah Day” to pack 33,000 meals Continue Reading »

Ki Tisa The Golden Calf –Sasha Tulgan

Posted on March 22, 2024

Ki Tisa The Golden Calf Sasha Tulgan Ki Tisa is a commentary about idol worship, faith and trust, community organizing, leadership, fracture, and repair. I want to focus in particular on fracture and repair, and the importance of strong leadership at a time of brokenness. A basic overview of Ki Tisa is as follows. Moses Continue Reading »

A Beautiful Technicolor World – Rabbi Danny’s Sermon

Posted on March 11, 2024

This past weekend we showed our children the movie the Wizard of Oz for the first time. We had been a little concerned about how they might react to a wicked witch and evil flying monkeys. But, we shouldn’t have been worried. First of all, they loved the movie; the songs, story, and performances definitely Continue Reading »

Reflections from Israel: Our Member Larry Greenberg

Posted on March 8, 2024

I’ve just returned from a quick 3-day Solidarity Mission in Israel with Rabbi Marc Baker (close friend and head of our Boston Jewish Federation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies), his amazing son Maor, and many wonderful friends who joined us along the way (being needed for Kaddish minions for Zev’s father was one of many special moments).  Continue Reading »

Standing against hate and antisemitism – Rabbi Danny

Posted on November 26, 2023

When a swastika is drawn in our town, in our community, we have to decide how we are going to respond. And there really are two choices: you either ignore it, or you act. And when we think about and study the history of antisemitism and racism, we know how often people choose to ignore Continue Reading »

Rabbi Danny’s Remarks at the Community Gathering and Vigil for Israel

Posted on October 11, 2023

I honestly don’t know where to begin this evening. In trying to think about the right words to share, the right remarks, what we need to hear – I have struggled. I have struggled more than on any other occasion during my rabbinate. Like you, I woke up to the news yesterday morning and I Continue Reading »

Letter to TST families in the aftermath of October 7th

Posted on October 11, 2023

(This is an abridged version of the letter shared with our TST families on October 7th) Dear TST Families, As the tragic events in Israel continue to unfold, I am writing with an update, an offer of support, and some resources. Whatever you are feeling right now is valid. Please know that the clergy team Continue Reading »

The response to what happened cannot be silence, indifference, or justification

Posted on October 11, 2023

In a country on the other side of the globe, two terrorists walked into a building and murdered 11 people. It was a hateful crime, which was immediately universally condemned. As a show of solidarity people began posting the country’s flag on their social media accounts, and there was even a slogan of camaraderie that Continue Reading »