Each week when Rabbi Joel is not in Edgware, a member of the community gives a drashah during the service. The word drashah – often translated, inaccurately, as "sermon" – comes from the Hebrew  "lidrosh", which means to seek or inquire. The drashah is thus a riff on the weekly portion from the Torah, or on the haftorah or the time in the Jewish calendar. The drashah is also called a davar Torah, a "word" or "saying" about the Torah.  


Here you'll find some drashot given by our members over the years (Drashot for 5782 are in bold). 

Bereshit, by Gilead Limor

Bereshit by Meira Ben Gad

Noah by Robert Stone


Noah by Andrea Grahame

Lech Lechah, by Kyla Greenfield

Lech Lechah by Leah Greenfield

Lech Lechah, by Gilead Limor

Vayera by Siobhan (Shibby) Allen

Chayei Sarah, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Vayishlach, by Gabi Peretz

Vayishlach, by Nahum Gordon

Miketz, by Chazan Jacky Chernett

Vayigash, by Maya Brooks

Vayechi, by Jeremy Kelly


Vayechi, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Shemot, by Lisette van Lieshout

Va'era, by Mike Fenster

Beshallach, by Miriam Burns


Trumah, by Robert Stone

Ki Tissa, by Nahum Gordon

Vayakhel, by Rabbi Larry Tabick

Pekudei, by Ruth Ben-Or

Pekudei, by Mike Fenster

Vayikra, by Robert Stone

Kedoshim, by Richard Wolfe

Emor, by Robert Stone

Naso, by Richard Wolfe

Beha'alotecha, by Mike Fenster

Shelach Lecha, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Hukkat - Balak by Ruth Ben-Or

Balak, by Gilead Limor

Pinchas, by Gilead Limor

Va'etchanan, by Gilead Limor

Re'eh, by Allan Myers

Ki Tetzei, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Shabbat Zachor, by Robert Stone


Shabbat HaGadol, by Brenda Simmonds

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesach, by Brenda Simmonds   

Pesach, by Rabbi Barbara Borts

The Day is Short, by Ruth Ben-Or