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. 

Bereshit, by Gilead Limor

Lech Lechah, by Gilead Limor

Chayei Sarah, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Vayishlach, by Nahum Gordon


Vayechi, by Einav Diamond-Limor

Pekudei, by Ruth Ben-Or

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