• Rabbi Chizner’s D’var Torah on April 8, 2016 - The Blessing of Bitter Did you notice that some supermarkets started putting Passover foods out really early this year?  The reason being, it is the custom of supermarkets to put out Easter and Passover stuff at the same time.  They usually occur around the same time.  This year there is nearly a month between these […]
  • Rabbi Chizner’s D’var Torah for February 13th, 2015 - Jon, Bob and Brian John Stewart, Bob Simon, Brian Williams Three reporters, each making headlines in the news this week, each for different reasons. John Stewart, host of the popular Daily Show.  For the past 17 years, he has given a comedic perspective on real news and news stories. He has stepped down from his […]
  • Rabbi Chizner’s D’var Torah for Friday, January 3rd - As our services this evening have been cancelled due to the dangerous conditions of the icy roads, I hope that you enjoy Shabbat in the warmth and safety of your homes.  I have written this D’var Torah as an additional means of adding a good feeling to your Shabbat.  I hope you enjoy it.  Shabbat […]
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah 5775 Sermon - The Shalom of Health and Wellbeing Erev RH 5775 Rabbi Todd Chizner   As this is the New Year, I will begin with a question about the upcoming year. What would you like to receive in the upcoming year? Now – “How would I feel if I get what I want?” You’d probably you feel […]
  • Yizkor Sermon 5774 - YIZKOR 5774  During the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, our sages give us the book of Ecclesiastes to read.  I thought I might share with you a passage from Ecclesiastes today because I think it can open a doorway to our mourning, our losses, and our feelings of grief that we need to let happen at […]
  • Rabbi’s Sermon – Rosh Hashanah Day 5774 - In thinking about what I could possibly share with you at this holy time, I thought I might help to frame the issue of practical faith.  Naturally I thought of Cookie.  Cookie, for those of you don’t know, is my dog.  She is a Poodle/ Shih-Tzu mix.  She is black and white with curly hair. […]
  • Rabbi’s Sermon-Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774 - Swimming Lessons for the New Year Erev Rosh Hashanah, 5774 Rabbi Todd Chizner At around 1 pm one afternoon, we sat in our TV room with the weather channel on, and yet we were also watching the scene play out in the backyard, beyond the window.  The wind was picking up.  My eyes went from […]