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, April 9, 2022 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 38:6-38:12 Next Session Saturday, April 23, 2022 Starting at Genesis 38:13 At the last session we discussed Judah getting a wife, Tamar, for Er, Judah’s first-born, and then YHVH killing Er. We wondered about YHVH and the killing or almost killing of sons, such […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, April 2, 2022 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 37:30 – 38:5 Next Session Saturday, April 9, 2022 Starting at Genesis 38:6 Last week, we discussed Reuben setting things up so that he could be the hero but not being able to because Joseph was gone when Reuben went to rescue him from […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 26, 2022 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 37:20 – 37:29 Next Session Saturday, April 2, 2022 Starting at Genesis 37:30 Last week, we continued with the idea, first presented to us three weeks ago by R. Sara, of gaps or inconsistencies in the Joseph cycle and the idea from some contemporary […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 19, 2022 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 37:6-19 Next Session Saturday, March 26, 2022 Starting at Genesis 37:20 Last week we discussed Joseph’s first two dreams. In the first one, we noted, Joseph says, behold, when we were binding sheaves in the field, behold, my sheaf rose–and stood up, too—and, behold, […]