The 9th Annual Harold I. Saperstein '31 Cornell Student Topical Sermon Contest challenges you to address:
The Economic Issues of Today

Overall Sermon Themes

Individual responsibility, fairness, and social justice.

Ethics, Economics, and Political commitment.

Ancient wisdom’s advice for today’s issues.

Sermons should point to the macroeconomic issues of today. What political decisions and actions are needed to reshape our economy to create a more just society for everyone.

Open to all Cornell University undergraduate and graduate students.

First Prize: $1800 and private tour of The Explorer’s Club in New York City

Second Prize: Cornell gift item and private tour of The Explorer’s Club in New York City

Third Prize: Cornell gift item

OuR Question

What political decisions and actions are needed to reshape our economy to create a more just society for everyone?

Your answer

Present a sermon.  Your "Bully Pulpit" to speak on today's most important and cultural issues!

Make It Happen

Prepare a 12-18 minute sermon.

Deliver your sermon, dates available February 5, 12, 19 March 5, 7, 12

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Inspiration

Harold I. Saperstein '31

A prominent rabbi and advocate for social justice whose sermons stirred people from the pulpit for over fifty years.

Cornell students will carry on that tradition this year, Tuesdays February 5, 12, 19 and March 5, 7, 12 in the Founders Room of Anabel Taylor Hall from 4:30-6:15 pm.

Guidelines

Scriptural Sources: Select passages from the Hebrew Bible.

Esteemed 2019 Honoree: Cornell Professor Uri Possen,

Awards Gala Photos

Thank you to our photographer Sheryl D. Sinkow, who has beautifully documented the gala celebrations!