The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel

Rabbi Mikie GoldsteinThis month of Elul, we approach the High Holidays in a year like no other.  Some of us will be able to attend services in person and with our families while others celebrate virtually. To enrich everyone’s experiences, the Masorti Foundation asked our Masorti-Israeli rabbis to record sermons and thoughts.

We approach with reverence the opportunity to step back, to reflect, and to prepare. To get you started, we offer this first video sermon from Rabbi Mikie Goldstein of the Masorti kehilla, Adat Shalom-Emanuel in Rehovot. You can watch it here.

Rabbi Goldstein shares a piyut, a liturgical poem, recited after Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur.

May our supplications rise up in the evening, our pleas arrive with the dawn, and our songs transform at dusk.”

Watch this short video for his warm and hopeful explication of this piyut.

Adat Shalom-Emanuel is the only non-Orthodox kehilla in Rehovot. For those who live there, Masorti’s Adat Shalom-Emanuel offers the only opportunity for fully egalitarian, inclusive services.

Masorti is committed to building an Israel where all Jews, from all streams, are welcomed.  We hope this High Holiday season, we can count on your help to sustain this critically needed work.