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Publications & Important Messages

Israel, October 2023

  • Rabbi Soffer's Sermon on Campus Protests, April 26, 2024 PDF
  • Rabbi Soffer's Statement to the Durham City Council on February 8. 2024 PDF
  • Andrew Geller, VP Board of Trustees D'Var Torah on Dec. 2, 2023 PDF
  • Rabbi Soffer's Sermon on October 13, 2023 PDF, Video
  • Board Statement on Israel/Hamas War, October 30th, 2023 PDF
  • Rabbi Soffer Announces Trip to Israel, November 7, 2023 PDF
  • Rabbi Soffer's Sermon on December  9, 2023 - PDF, Video


High Holy Days 5784 Texts and Recordings

  • Address from President Aron Silverstone PDF, Video
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon from Rabbi Melissa Simon Video
  • Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon from Rabbi Matthew Soffer PDF, Video
  • Kol Nidre Sermon from Rabbi Matthew Soffer PDF, Video
  • Yom Kippur Morning Sermon from Rabbi Robin Damsky PDFVideo 
  • Yom Kippur Morning Family Sermon from Rabbi Soffer PDF, Video
  • Yizkor Sermon from Rabbi Soffer PDF


JRC Annual Meeting 2023/5783


Judea Reform and COVID-19 Preparedness

Kabbalat Torah 2024

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Circle of Honor Donor List

October 31, 2022 - PDF

February 1, 2-23 - PDF

June 30, 2023 PDF

October 31, 2023 PDF

February 29, 2024 PDF

Staffing Announcements


High Holy Days 5783 Texts and Recordings

  • 5783 Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon, Rabbi Soffer: PDF and Video
  • 5783 Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon, Rabbi Soffer: PDF and Video
  • A Rosh Hashanah Prayer from Rabbi Friedman PDF and Video
  • President's Message from Heidi Tyson PDF and Video
  • 5783 Yom Kippur Morning Sermon, Rabbi Damsky: PDF

Important Sermons from Rabbi Matthew V. Soffer

  • God's Love Extends to All, July 5783 PDF 
  • The American Jew and the State of Israel: Yom Haatzmaut 5783 (2023) PDF and Video
  • Reflections on Antisemitism, October 5783 (2022) PDF and Video
  • 5782 Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5782 Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5782 Kol Kidre Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5781 Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5871 Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5781 Kol Nidre Sermon: PDF and Video
  • 5781Yom Kippur Morning Sermon: PDF and Video
  • Sermon in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: PDF and Video
  • Sermon: Voting in WZO Israeli Elections: PDF and Video

Special Remarks from our Community to our Community

Important Documents

Learn more about Judea Reform by reading our mission statement, strategic plan, history, and constitution:

Gratitude Report and Annual Reports

These reports highlight our accomplishments and acknowledge the generous support from individuals who helped make it happen! 



Where We Stand . . . 

Social justice position statements, letters to officials, and other communications on the following:


Our Pillars, Our Promise

On Three Things

Rabbi Soffer's message about Shabbat as worship services are canceled across the nation because of COVID-19,
broadcast on Channel 11 ABC, before Shabbat, March 20, 2020.



Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784