Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple strives to perpetuate Jewish tradition and strengthen Jewish lives through lifelong learning, worship, social action, and deeds of loving kindness. Our vision is continually built on the relationships of kindness we form with individuals and families in our congregation.
We’re glad you stopped by our virtual home here on our website. Yet we look forward to meeting you in person! If you’d like to schedule a visit, a tour, or meet with one of our clergy, contact our Executive Director, Steve Borstein: (216) 464-1330 or email@example.com
WHEN ARE SERVICES?
Every Shabbat (Friday) evening, led by our clergy at 6:15 p.m., and lay-led by volunteers on Shabbat (Saturday) morning at 10:30 a.m. Often our worship service includes blessings for congregants celebrating a special milestone such as a baby naming, wedding blessing, birthday or anniversary.
In addition to our weekly Shabbat services at 6:15 p.m., led from our Reform Movement’s prayer book Mishkan Tefila: A Reform Siddur, we offer many special worship opportunities. These include:
- Simchat Shabbat – First Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Simcha means joy, and joy fills the room at this newly redesigned Shabbat experience for Preschoolers and their families. Our clergy join early childhood music specialist Kathy Fromson in song and story each month. Following the brief 25-minute service, kids can enjoy an optional light meal (mac n’ cheese, fresh veggies and drinks). To learn more, contact Cathy Lipton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-447-9539.
- Kabbalat Shabbat – Second Friday of each month at 6:15 p.m.
This service, followed by a hot and hearty Oneg, includes contemporary music, a live band, a projected prayer book, and teachings offered in a spirited, informal environment. Often Kabbalat Shabbat worship serves as a setting for guest artists, teachers and activists to join our clergy in leading and inspiring us.
- Chevrei Tikva Shabbat – Third Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m.
All are welcome to participate in the Shabbat evening service led by members of our Chevrei Tikva Chavurah, which joined Fairmount Temple in 2005 offering special outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews, their families and friends. Chevrei Tikvah is a welcoming Shabbat community, led with the siddur Shabbat V’Yinofash in our Lelyveld Center for Jewish Learning.
- Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) – Once a season, 6:15 p.m. Our clergy co-lead this Shabbat Worship for the whole community with Religious School students as readers and musicians, as the voices of many generations join together. This service happens once a season.
On Shabbat mornings, we offer:
- Shabbat Morning Minyan- Every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Founded in 1995 by synagogue members, the Shabbat morning minyan is an intimate gathering held in our Lelyveld Center for Jewish Learning, each Saturday Morning after Torah Study, which begins at 9:15 a.m. The service is lay-led from Mishkan Tefila: A Reform Siddur and it includes weekly Torah readings and teachings from prophetic Haftarah portions. All are invited to read a portion of this interactive service.
- Clergy-Led Shabbat Morning Worship – (See temple calendar for timing each week)
Joyous worship held at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in either our Bonda Chapel or Mandel Sanctuary, is led by clergy together with B’nai Mitzvah celebrants. Students guide the liturgy as they accept adult responsibility in the Jewish community, reciting and teaching from the Torah, and joining Anshe Chesed families and guests to celebrate our Shabbat worship and our Kiddush reception that follows.
If you are homebound or ill, and unable to attend Shabbat Evening or Morning worship, you may watch Shabbat Evening Services (Fridays, 6:15 p.m.) streamed live to your computer, iPad or smart phone. Click here.
- Check out our established temple organizations – the Men of Fairmount Temple , Women of Fairmount Temple, Chevrei Tikva – A LGBT Community, Young People’s Congregation Family Committee or our Youth groups, and become a part of these inviting and close-knit communities within our synagogue.
- Want to help others in the community? Check out the many growing opportunities we offer to engage in chesed – acts of lovingkindness.
- Want to make a difference in the community around us? We have many ways you can help affect change in areas of need around our city and beyond.
- Join us as a host or volunteer, welcoming hundreds of members of neighboring churches and mosques for our Interfaith Passover Seder.
- Participate together with us in educational activities and community service projects in our annual weekend honoring the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., held in collaboration with the Trinity Cathedral.
- Commit to a more prosperous and just region through one of our activities with the Greater Cleveland Congregations, our historic partnership with forty other synagogues, churches and mosques. Learn how YOU can help make a difference on an immediate, local level.
WANT TO VISIT?
We are located at 23737 Fairmount Boulevard, in Beachwood, Ohio.