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Rabbinic Writings


Rabbi Susan Talve

Rabbi Susan's India Journal - January, 2014

Protect Freedom of Religion for All Missourians - September 11, 2012

Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5772 - September 29, 2011

Synagogue: Breaking the Color Barrier - Spring 2010, Reform Judaism Magazine

Today's Health Reform Vote — December 24, 2009

At Hanukkah, a contemporary battle against oppression - December 18, 2009

Missouri Inauguration Benediction — January 12, 2009

Proposition 8 Op-EdSt. Louis Jewish Light, November 19, 2008

HUC Ordination Address


Rabbi Randy Fleisher

CRC Music to Download


If you've ever been to an evening service led by Rabbi Randy, you've probably heard the special CRC version of the Hashkivenu. Now you can download an mp3 recording of this song! Recording features a wonderful group of CRC musicians: Rabbi Randy Fleisher, Leslie Caplan, Marty Miller, Andrew John, and Steve Friedman. Click here to download.


This is a sound file containing the song Sanctuary, which has become a favorite spiritual moment at services.  This recording includes  musicians Dr. Rebecca Frazier, Melissa Bennett, Leslie Caplan, and Andrew Bollinger. Click here to download.

From the Left Wing
jewishinstlouis.org blog by Rabbi Fleisher includes:

A Spirited Tale
Back To School
The 'T(ee)' Word
Warning: Jewish Gentrification
'Soul' Music
Teenage Atheist
A Non-Jewish Camp Builds Jewish Character
Red, White, and Blue Seder
Hippies, Hair, and Harmony
A License for Hope and Change
Handcuffs at the Seder
Judaism Marries Japanese
Heschel, King, and Their Legacy
Holy Ground Hannukah
A Family Reunion
Back to Nature
Praying to the King
Jewish Universalism

“I am a Pluralism Supremacist!" (5778) 

Rosh Hashanah Morning (5778)

Sukkot: Come Together (5770)

Facebook: Yom Kipper 5770 Sermon

Keynote Speech at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Symposium on Activism

A Holy Response to Picketers

My First Family (on the inauguration of President Barak Obama)

Memorial Service for Allen “Moe” Sigoloff (November 23, 2008)

Tree in Tree, Rosh Hashanah 5769

Earth Air Fire Water

Native Judaism

Sing a New Song, Secular Music and Prayer

A Change in Kaddish

A Shul in the City

Coffeehouse Friend

Global Warming

Holy Ground

Holy Interruption

I-Thou and the Trees

Jewish Diversity

Justice Day


Purim and Medicaid Cuts

Racial Diversity

Road to Nowhere

Sermon 5765 — Dismantling Racism

Sermon 5767 — Post Modern Past and Future

SLIID Conclave and Congresman William Lacy Clay

Torah of a Longhair

Urban Planning 


Rabbi Deana Sussman

The Sin of Neutrality

Shabbat Shuvah 2015

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