Park Avenue Podcasts

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Synopsis

Follow the sermons, music, lectures and conversations of Rabbis Elliot Cosgrove, Neil Zuckerman and Ethan Witkovsky and Cantors Azi Schwartz, Shira Lissek and Rachel Brook. Park Avenue Synagogue seeks to inspire, educate, and support our membership and listeners towards living passion-filled Jewish lives. Through spirited prayer, study, observance and acts of kindness we aspire to foster deepconnections with each other, our Torah, our God, the people and State of Israel and our shared humanity. More information available at www.pasyn.org or follow us @parkavesyn or https://www.facebook.com/parkavenuesyn/

Episodes

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: The Anxiety of Influence – November 2, 2019

    04/11/2019

    In a tribute to poet and literary critic Harold Bloom, who passed away last month, Rabbi Cosgrove demonstrates how Bloom's theory of "the anxiety of influence" applies to the narratives of the book of Genesis and to our own lives. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  11.2.19_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: #OneYearLater – October 26, 2019

    28/10/2019

     A year after the shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue, Rabbi Cosgrove assesses the impact of the attack and counsels how we must respond to antisemitism in our world while continuing to have faith in humanity and in our Jewish tradition in his sermon “#OneYearLater.” For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  10.25_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Jonah’s Sukkah – October 19, 2019

    28/10/2019

     In Rabbi Cosgrove’s sermon, “Jonah’s Sukkah,” he suggests what we can learn from the close proximity of the festival of Sukkot to Yom Kippur about how to live in the new year. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  10.19.19_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: The Parochet – October 9, 2019

    24/10/2019

     In preparation for Yizkor, Rabbi Cosgrove reflects on how memories of those who are no longer with us can bring sorrow but also comfort, and sometimes even joy. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  yk_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Do a Mitzvah! – October 8, 2019

    24/10/2019

     Addressing the congregation on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Cosgrove reflects on the importance of doing mitzvot as an essential expression of identifying as a Jew. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  kn_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: If Not Now, Then When? – September 30, 2019

    24/10/2019

     On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Cosgrove discusses the dilemma that each Jew must face: How does one balance what is good for the Jewish people with what is good for humanity as a whole when such needs sometimes seem contradictory. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  rh_day_i.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Angels in Hardhats – September 29, 2019

    24/10/2019

     Rabbi Cosgrove begins the High Holidays with a lesson on teshuvah – what it truly means to repent and how to effectively reflect on last year’s deeds. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  erev_rh_sermon.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Say It Ain't So, Joe – September 28

    03/10/2019

    On the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Cosgrove discusses the 1919 “Black Sox" scandal and its implications for morality and forgiveness in his sermon "Say It Ain't So, Joe.” For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_9.28.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Something to Say – September 7

    10/09/2019

    After a summer of difficult news from both home and abroad, Rabbi Cosgrove explains how the role of the prophets described in Parashat Shoftim teaches us the importance of protesting injustice and voicing dissent in his sermon "Something to Say." For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_9.7.19.mp3

  • Archive - Rabbi Judah Nadich: The Last Journey – The First Lessons – December 1972

    15/07/2019

     In a 1972 sermon marking the conclusion of the Apollo moon missions, Rabbi Judah Nadich reflected on miracles, on mankind’s remarkable achievements in space, and on how our having reached the moon affects our belief in God. "If a series of flights to the moon should have any effect upon our conception of man, it should be to strengthen our faith in man’s potentialities." On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing, humankind's remarkable accomplishments continue to resonate, as does the importance of our ability to solve problems on planet Earth. Audio:  rabbi_judah_nadich_-_the_last_journey_-_the_first_lessons_-_december_23_1972.mp3 read more

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: OY – June 9

    18/06/2019

     On the first day of Shavuot, Rabbi Cosgrove discusses the relationship of Jewish culture to the world in which it develops in his sermon, "OY." For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_6.8.19_take_ii.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Eighteen Years Is Plenty – June 15

    17/06/2019

     Rabbi Cosgrove uses examples from the story of Samson to show the dangers of a child remaining tethered to their parents and the importance of allowing a child to step into the world on their own. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_6.15.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: Memorials: Miraculous and Mundane – June 10

    12/06/2019

     Rabbi Witkovsky juxtaposes Mt. Sinai and the beit midrash to explore how best to memorialize those we love with both grand actions as well as small. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org Audio:  ew_sermon_6.10.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: You’re Never Off The Court – June 1

    04/06/2019

     Rabbi Cosgrove argues that the values and liberties that we cherish can never be taken for granted and must always be fought for lest they be taken away. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_6.1.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel – May 18

    20/05/2019

    Rabbi Cosgrove suggests that when American Jews discuss Israel, on a deeper level we are talking about – or should be talking about – something closer to home. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_5.18.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Twenty Years a Rabbi – May 11

    13/05/2019

     Rabbi Cosgrove reminisces on his first 20 years as a rabbi and discusses how changes in American Judaism and in the world at large have affected what it means to be a congregational rabbi in the 21st century. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_5.11.19.mp3

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Messiah's Meal – Apr 27

    29/04/2019

     Before Yizkor on the eighth day of Passover, Rabbi Cosgrove describes how over the course of the holiday, we move from celebrating the redemption from Egypt to praying for and anticipating future redemption and explains that remembering our loved ones is one way that we help to bring about the coming of the Messiah and ultimate redemption. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_4.27.19.mp3

  • Music – Mike Cohen: Music Salon: "When I Wake Up" The Music of the Abuyudaya Jews of Uganda – Dec 2018

    19/04/2019

    Putti Village, Uganda, has a population of about 1,500 people, with approximately equal numbers of villagers practicing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all living in harmony. The Abuyudaya (Jews) of Putti are an orthodox Sephardi community, the only such community in Uganda. PAS Ensemble Member Mike Cohen recorded a CD in Putti that fused East African, Arab, and Jewish music sung in Hebrew, Ladino, Lugandan, and English. He shares some of these transformative recordings and tells the tale of making the CD under singularly challenging conditions. Audio:  music_salon_-_when_i_wake_up_the_music_of_the_abuyudaya_jews_of_uganda.mp3 read more

  • Lecture – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: A Tzion Lecture and Study Seminar- A Very Short Guide to Zionism and Israel (Part 4)

    11/04/2019

    To claim that Zionism marked a radical break with Jewish history and messianic notions of redemption begs the question: what was Jewish about the movement, other than the demographic and political goal of creating a state and society for Jews? What would be Jewish about the content of the project, not just the frame? Virtually everyone involved in Zionist thought—left and right, religious and secular—held views on this subject. Audio:  zionism_class_4.mp3 read more

  • Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Isaac Mayer Wise

    08/04/2019

    On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Rabbi Cosgrove describes how Rabbi Wise’s theology and his beliefs about the nature of Judaism in America underpin how we regard ourselves as contemporary American Jews, as well as our relationship with Israel and the challenges world Jewry faces today. For more information about services and programs at Park Avenue Synagogue, visit our website at https://pasyn.org. Audio:  ec_sermon_4.6.19.mp3

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