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.
Torah Study Date Saturday, September 25, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 26:18 – 27:17 Next Session Saturday, October 2, 2021 Starting at Genesis 27:18 Last week we discussed God testing Abraham. We noted that God calling Abraham by name indicates something important is about to happen and that in the Samaritan and Greek texts Abraham’s […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, September 4, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 26:18-34 Next Session Saturday, September 25, 2021 Starting at Genesis 26:35 I wasn’t present at our last Torah Study but three angels—some interpreters say it was four angels–came to me and told me we discussed Isaac re-digging the wells that had been dug during […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, August 28, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 26:10-17 Next Session Saturday, September 4, 2021 Starting at Genesis 26:18 Last week we discussed Abimelech saying someone could have lain with Isaac’s wife (because Isaac lied and said she was his sister), who and how that might be (a rapist? Abimelech himself?), the […]