Always commercial #LikeAGirl: https://youtu.be/XjJQBjWYDTs Last week was huge for me in celebrating some of the women in my life. My twenty-five-year-old daughter Sophia was married to the man she loves. It was a beautiful moment for me and for her mother Laura, and, as part of my “Father of the Bride” speech, I shared the […]

If you have ever entered this sanctuary through the doors right behind me, perhaps you have looked left just before passing through. If so, you will have seen a beautiful metal sculpture of the phoenix. Have you seen it? I love it because it says three things about who we are. First of all, it […]

Tomorrow Comes, Tomorrow Comes, and We Shall All Be Free Rev. Anthony Makar Nov. 20, 2016 What Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, 1621. Out of the hundred folks who came over on the Mayflower, fifty had survived to […]

RuPaul on The View (Mar 9th, 2015) HOMILY: “God in Drag” If you think that drag is just about a man wearing false eyelashes and a pussycat wig, or it’s just a woman wearing a pair of glued-on sideburns and an Elvis jumpsuit, then you have not heard the Gospel of RuPaul. If you’re a […]

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, it means literally “head of the year” in Hebrew, and after the service we will invite folks in the social hall to eat apples dipped in honey, which is a symbol intended to invoke “a sweet new year.”  Rosh Hashanah also marks the beginning of the High Holy […]