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Rabbi Elliott Tepperman

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Rabbi Elliott Tepperman has been the spiritual leader of Bnai Keshet, in Montclair, NJ since 2002. His rabbinate embraces spiritually courageous Judaism and loving pursuit of shalom and justice for all people. He believes that Jewish practice is most transformational when deep internal work becomes a springboard for building community and engaging with the world. And likewise when we bring the profound and mundane challenges of our personal and public lives to bear on our Jewish study and worship.

Elliott Tepperman is a founding member of the IAF-affiliated New Jersey Together. He is currently organizing to build the sanctuary movement in NJ with Faith in New Jersey (PICO). He has worked with Bend the Arc teaching Congregation-Based Community Organizing at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and other seminaries. He was a member of Bend The Arcs 13th Selah cohort. He is a past President of the Montclair Clergy Association and he served as President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

He is married to Sarah O’Leary and is the proud father of Akiva-Lev, 19, and Sam, 17. Surprisingly, he now finds himself swimming, running and playing guitar.

In 2019, Rabbi Elliott won the Rabbinic Human Rights Hero Award from T'ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. 

Sermons & Devrei Torah

5783/2022
Yom Kippur Devar Torah
 "Loving Rebuke" 
Video     Text 

Rosh Hashanah Evening Devar Torah
"Shofar A Symbol for Teshuva"
Video     Text

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Devar Torah
"Mitzvah And Commandedness"
Video      Text

5782/2021
Yom Kippur Sermon
"The Year We Decided to Save the World"
Video      Text

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Sermon
Video

Rosh Hashanah Family Service Story
"Eli'ata Bakes Challah - Elijah's New Disguise"
Story

Rosh Hashanah Evening Sermon
"Elijah, Creativity, and Creation"
Video     Text
Elijah Knocks Poem

5781/2020
Yom Kippur Sermon Video

Rosh Hashanah Sermon Video

Response to anti-semitism Devar Torah - January 11th


5780/2019
Erev Rosh Hashanah Devar Torah Audio

Devar Torah from Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Text or Audio 

Devar Torah from Yom Kippur Text or Audio


5779/2018
Yom Kippur Sermon - Love and Truth Embrace Text or Audio

Rosh Hashanah Sermon - Truth Grows From the Earth Text or  Audio

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon - The Truth of Achnai Text or Audio 

 

Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783