The Reverend Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn

Worship & Celebrations

Kaddish is the traditional Mourner’s Prayer said by Jew’s. When my uncle died, I was asked to officiate at his service. I wanted to honor our families Jewish roots in a way which also honored the fact that my uncle was not a practicing Jew. I rewrote the Kaddish for my Uncle Mort and I have used it at services for family and friends ever since.  

A not so traditional Kaddish
for a not so traditional Jew
adapted by Reverend Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn from a traditional Jewish Prayer

Let the glory of all life be extolled, let creation be hallowed, in
the world whose creation surrounds us.  May one world soon prevail, in
our own day, our own lives, and the life of all who live, and let us
say: Amen.

Let all life be blessed, as all life is glorified, exalted,
and honoured, beyond all the praises, songs, and
adorations that we can utter the world is a wonder beyond our understanding,
and let us say: Amen.

For us and for all nature, may the blessing of peace and the promise
of life come true, and let us say: Amen.

May peace reign in the highest and lowest places, let peace
descend upon us all and all the world, and let us say: Amen.


Each of these sermons was written to be preached, rather than read. Imagine the sound of the voice and where it might linger, or pause rather than reading these as traditionally written texts.

Receiving check for Library at Main Line UU
There are many ways to successfully demonstrate and live our UU faith publicly one many congregations have adopted is the shared plate or Outreach offering here is Rev. Julie-Ann helping to present a community organization that promotes reading with a check.

Writings for Worship

This collection of opening words chalice lightings, prayers, meditations and closing words were written by Reverend Julie-Ann to be used in worship services.

Rev. Julie-Ann at table

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