Sermons: Rabbi David Russo

Rosh Hashanah, Day One

Rosh Hashanah Day One | Rabbi David Russo | September 7, 2021

DisembArking: Rosh Hashanah, Day 1 Rabbi David Russo Shana tova! When late night host Stephen Colbert returned to having a live audience for his show in June, just a few months ago, he began his opening monologue, saying: “I am so glad that quarantine restrictions have been lifted. It’s the only reason that I can Continue Reading »

Lift Every Voice and Sing • Yom Kippur 5781

Yom Kippur | Rabbi David Russo | September 28, 2020

Just over 9 years ago, I was interviewing for a position here at Anshe Emet. I remember the first morning that I walked into Anshe Emet. As part of the interview, I attended morning minyan. I remember Debby Lewis picking me up from my hotel at 630 in the morning. And she told me that I Continue Reading »

My Rock • Yizkor 5781

Yizkor | Rabbi David Russo | September 28, 2020

Every summer when there’s not a pandemic, my wife Rebecca and I make time to take our family to Canada and Boston to visit our families. One of the things that we often do on these trips is visit the graves of our grandparents who have since died. Two summers ago, we went to the Boston area, Continue Reading »


Rosh Hashanah Day Two | Rabbi David Russo | September 20, 2020

Shana tova! I want you to think back to 2019 with me for a moment. And I know, it’s hard to remember a time before March of 2020. But I want to think back to the end of December, 2019. One of the things that I mentioned last year during the High Holy Days is Continue Reading »


Rosh Hashanah Day One | Rabbi David Russo | September 19, 2020

Shana tova! Don’t you love it when someone reframes or changes your perspective on something that you’ve thought about forever? I want to let you in on two facts about me, both of them geeky. First, I’m part of a Facebook group called Ask the Beit Midrash. People ask random questions about Jewish thought, and Continue Reading »