The blog of the Roaring Fork Valley (Reform) Jewish community
77 Meadowood Drive • Aspen, CO • 81611
Rabbi David Segal and Cantor Rollin Simmons

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rosh Hashanah Sermons and Song

Shanah tovah, everyone!  It was an honor for Rollin and me to lead the Aspen Jewish Congregation in prayer and reflection this Rosh Hashanah.  In some ways, this was our first major introduction to the community, and we have felt so embraced and welcomed.  We look forward to our worship together again on Yom Kippur.

Several of you asked us to post my sermons and Rollin's singing, so here they are (click the links to download the PDF and MP3 files):

  • Rosh Hashanah Evening Sermon: "The More Things Change..."

  • Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon: "Offlining Toward Paradise"

  • Cantor Rollin singing Avinu Malkeinu

We hope your new year has started off with sweetness and blessing. May these Yamim Noraim / Days of Awe help you connect more deeply with your loved ones and with your best self.


  1. Wonderful sermons; refreshingly creative & insightful!
    Cantor Rollin's voice was beautiful; her singing touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Carole, Arthur and Terri KafrissenSeptember 15, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    The High Holiday Service could not have been more beautiful. Our new Rabbi and Cantor and wonderful.

  3. Beautiful words and music!! I would love to hear how the audience participation pieces went. A very belated Shana Tova, and I look forward to more updates! You are doing great work.

  4. OMG, I haven't read the sermons or listened to the singing, but I promise I will, just as soon as the storm passes. You guys are so amazing for even doing this. I hope everyone in your congregation realizes that they got the best clergy in the country...


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