Park Avenue Podcast
Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: No Surprise–January 9, 2021

Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: No Surprise–January 9, 2021

January 11, 2021

Calling the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol no surprise, Rabbi Cosgrove argues that as with Pharaoh's Egypt, the degradation of our society occurs incrementally and with the complicity of many. Reversing it will require that we take a stand to denounce hatred and injustice.

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Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Children - January 6, 2020

Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Children - January 6, 2020

January 6, 2021

In this episode, Jennifer and Erin speak to Pamela Schwartz, Penn Family Early Childhood Center Director, about using respectful language and empowering children to take leadership and responsibility in the classroom and at home. We asked Pamela why kids call out, opt out, or act out in school (particularly Hebrew school). If you're a parent or a teacher, tune in for specific language to help you stay mindful when kids are . . . well . . . being kids. 

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Sermon –Rabbi Steven Philp: Sometimes We Need a Do-Over – January 2, 2021

Sermon –Rabbi Steven Philp: Sometimes We Need a Do-Over – January 2, 2021

January 6, 2021

Reflections, retrospectives, and resolutions . . . Didn’t we already do this at Rosh Hashanah? Our tradition teaches us that sometimes we need a do-over to help reorient us toward a more courageous, more hopeful future.

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Sermon –Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: The Need for Restraint – December 26, 2020

Sermon –Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: The Need for Restraint – December 26, 2020

December 29, 2020

We all need some strength as we work to keep everyone safe through a little self-restraint. To give us a boost, Rabbi Witkovsky discusses the Jewish values latent in the idea of restraint, including lessons from Joseph on when and how we can benefit ourselves and others through self-control.

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Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Never Alone–December 19, 2020

Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Never Alone–December 19, 2020

December 22, 2020

Rabbi Cosgrove reminds us that since Joseph in Egypt, Jews have found the strength to form imagined community and make spiritual connections even when we are physically separated. We must reach out to others, reminding them and ourselves that we are never alone.

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Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Judaism - December 17, 2020

Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Judaism - December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

Manhattan Congregational and Hebrew School Directors Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser co-host this professional development podcast for educators who teach Jewish subjects in Jewish schools. Each episode will explore an educator's most powerful tool, the pedagogy of language, and how the words we use can create new worlds and open spaces in a classroom. Today's pilot episode will explore how we talk about Judaism, unpacking expressions such as "Judaism says that . . ." and "They're more religious" and discussing who's entitled to have a Christmas tree.

 

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Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Do You Believe in Miracles?–December 5, 2020

Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Do You Believe in Miracles?–December 5, 2020

December 8, 2020

Do you believe in miracles? As we approach Hanukkah, the holiday of miracles, Rabbi Cosgrove teaches that we need not believe in the supernatural in order to appreciate the miraculous in the mundane.

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Sermon –Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: Illuminating Our Vulnerability – November 28, 2020

Sermon –Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: Illuminating Our Vulnerability – November 28, 2020

November 30, 2020

We are all imperfect, and holidays like Thanksgiving often seem to shine a light on the ways we don’t measure up to some Rockwellian standard. Rabbi Witkovsky shows us how the family stories of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel, along with the writings of Brene Brown, can give us insight into being vulnerable with one another and getting our needs met.

 

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Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Oh Brother! –November 21, 2020

Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Oh Brother! –November 21, 2020

November 24, 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, Rabbi Cosgrove explores the subject of sibling relations by way of the most intense and painful sibling rivalry of the Bible – Jacob and Esau. He urges us to invest in the blessing of siblings and to express gratitude for their presence in our lives.

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Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: The Sancho Question –November 14, 2020

Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: The Sancho Question –November 14, 2020

November 16, 2020

In posing “the Sancho question,” Rabbi Cosgrove considers how the response of our political leaders and our own responses to the recent election bear on the health of our democracy and the strength of our country.

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