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If Not Now, When?: Our Blog

Posted on May 18, 2012

“If Not Now, When?” Our new Anshe Chesed blog takes its name from one of three questions posed by Rabbi Hillel centuries ago. The other two questions were: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” and “If I am only for myself, what am I?” To all of us at Anshe Chesed, “If Not Continue Reading »

Penetrating Through The Darkness

Posted on January 24, 2024

This sermon was delivered by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum during the Friday, Jan. 19, Shabbat Evening Service when she spoke at The Temple-Tifereth Israel.   Shabbat shalom! I’m delighted to be here with all of you this evening. I want to start my remarks tonight with a story. Once, during a trip to Israel, I had Continue Reading »

Grieving For Israel

Posted on October 16, 2023

Rabbi Joshua Caruso shared the following sermon, “Grieving for Israel,” at the Friday, Oct. 13, Shabbat Evening Service, the Shabbat that followed the horrific attack on Israel by Hamas. Years ago, a colleague of mine spoke at a rabbinical conference. He talked about how inspirational the youth were at his temple. He talked about stopping Continue Reading »

Signs That Say What You Want Them To Say

Posted on September 27, 2023

This reflection,  Signs That Say What You Want Them To Say, was shared by Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk on Yom Kippur, September 25, 2023, as part of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple’s worship held at Severance Music Center in Cleveland.   A year and a half ago, we were touring the Guggenheim on NY’s Upper East Continue Reading »

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Posted on September 26, 2023

This sermon,  Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow, was shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Kol Nidre, September 24, 2023, as part of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple’s worship held at Severance Music Center in Cleveland.    It was 35 years back. I don’t remember why. But one weekend in October, 1988, I drove to Continue Reading »

Abortion Access and Rachamim: Cultivating Empathy

Posted on September 26, 2023

This sermon, Abortion Access and Rachamim: Cultivating Empathy, was shared by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum on Yom Kippur Morning, September 25, 2023.  I have a friend I’ll call Chanah, who was a young college student in the mid-1960s. Chanah and her boyfriend had been together for a while. She was tracking her cycles, and thought she Continue Reading »

Lead Me Into The Mystery

Posted on September 18, 2023

This sermon, Lead me Into the Mystery, was shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Rosh Hashanah Morning, September 16, 2023. Back when I was in seminary, I got an invite to a much-anticipated public reading of a new translation of the Torah by the scholar, Everett Fox. This was a big deal because Fox was Continue Reading »

We Have So Much To Be Proud of This Year!

Posted on September 18, 2023

At our Erev Rosh Hashanah,  September 15, 2023, Fairmount Temple Board President Michele Krantz shared some words of appreciation and updates on our exploration talks with The Temple-Tifereth Israel: At Fairmount, as in many reform congregations, it is tradition for the President of the congregation to make a speech at Rosh Hashanah. In fact, the Continue Reading »

Et La’asot Ladonai: Now Is a Time for Action

Posted on September 16, 2023

This sermon, Et La’asot Ladonai: Now Is a Time for Action, was shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Erev Rosh Hashanah,  September 15, 2023. You can also listen/watch the video here of  Rabbi Nosanchuk sharing sermon.  Nearly everywhere you look in Judaism you find the message life is traveled on a linear path. A meditation Continue Reading »

Sharing Updates with Regards to Our April 13 Fire

Posted on June 14, 2023

We have heard from many friends who are concerned how we’re doing following our April 13 Fairmount Temple fire.  We want to keep you informed as we move along this journey of repair and restoration. Below you’ll find some answers to questions we know you have.  If you have other questions or concerns, please reach Continue Reading »

Reflections from Recent Interfaith Program

Posted on June 5, 2023

Cantor Laureate Sarah Sager Reflects on the Recent Women of Fairmount Temple’s Program with Our Sisters’ Keepers On Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Women of Fairmount Temple hosted a gathering of members of a unique organization in our city – Our Sisters’ Keepers.  This is a women’s interfaith group started in 2017 by women from Continue Reading »