PAST ARTICLES AND SERMONS FROM RABBI EMERITA MYRA SOIFER
Rabbi Emerita Myra Soifer
AUGUST 1984 TO JUNE 2009
SEPTEMBER 2012 TO JUNE 2013
Rabbi Emerita Myra Soifer served as Temple Sinai’s rabbi for 25 years (from August 1984 through June 2009). Prior to coming to Reno, Rabbi Soifer served as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Sinai in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was ordained in 1978, by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Soifer’s activities at Temple Sinai in Reno included services of worship and life cycle, teaching, home and hospital visits, community lectures, and private counseling. She is the author of numerous published articles on a variety of Jewish topics.
Retired on June 30, 2009, Rabbi Soifer retains the title “Rabbi Emerita.” She has been granted life-time membership at our Temple.
Rabbi Soifer also came back to Sinai for nine months (September 2012 through June 2013) and provided full rabbinic services during our search for a permanent rabbi. She re-entered retirement on June 30, 2013.
God, Moses and Aaron
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 18, 2023 Verses Covered Exodus (Sh’mot) 4:10-19 Next Session Saturday, March 25, 2023 Starting at Exodus 4:20 Last week, we had an extensive discussion of Moses’ attempts to avoid God’s selection of him as an emissary to Egypt. We began by discussing Moses’ description of himself as heavy-mouthed and heavy-tongued. […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 11, 2023 Verses Covered Exodus (Sh’mot) 3:20-4:9 Next Session Saturday, March 18, 2023 Starting at Exodus 4:10 Last week we discussed the frequent appearance of “hand” (yod) and wondered about its significance. For example, God says the king of Egypt will not let them go and not/even by a strong […]
Nicer Weather – Bigger Projects
I hope everyone is doing well. I am excited that we can come together more and more. Of course, it will be nice to see more consistent “nicer” weather to enjoy the great outdoors, allowing us to not have to postpone fun programming due to this winter’s extraordinary snowfall. Over the next few months, and […]
More Instructions to Moses
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 3, 2023 Verses Covered Exodus (Sh’mot) 3:15-19 Next Session Saturday, March 11, 2023 Starting at Exodus 3:20 Last week, we discussed YHVH saying to Moses that “this” will be his name forever and wondered to which name he was referring. The most likely name in context seems to be “YHVH” […]