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The Jew as Other: Personal Reflections on Visiting Uncomfortable Places – Cantor Sarah Sager Sermon at Shabbat Worship, Feb. 9, 2018

Posted on February 21, 2018

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Cantor Sarah Sager at Shabbat Evening Worship on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. She shared with the congregation her findings on two recent trips abroad, one to Spain and the other to Poland in Continue Reading »

Close Encounters of A Jewish Kind: Rabbi Joshua Caruso – Dec. 2, 2017

Posted on December 5, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple includes the D’var Torah delivered by Rabbi Joshua Caruso to the Partnership Minyan, a Modern Orthodox prayer community that has been meeting periodically at Fairmount Temple. He shared these teachings at Shabbat Morning worship on December 2, 2017. We encourage you to Continue Reading »

Jonah and the Next Chapter of Our Stories: Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader on Yom Kippur 5778

Posted on October 22, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is adapted from the D’var Torah shared by Rabbi Jordana Chern0w-Reader at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on September 30, 2017, during the Haftara reading from the Book of Jonah at the Congregational Afternoon Service. We encourage you to share comments Continue Reading »

Civil Rights and Liberties: An Issue of Faith? – Rev. J. Bennett Guess – Stern Social Action Lecture on Yom Kippur 5778

Posted on October 18, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is adapted from the lecture, “Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: An Issue of Faith?” delivered by the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Executive Director, ACLU of Ohio, as the Milton & Ruth Stern Social Action Lecture on Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30, Continue Reading »

Sexism: Shabbat Shuvah Sermon from Rabbi Andi Berlin at Fairmount Temple, Sep., 22, 2017

Posted on October 18, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the remarks on Shabbat Shuvah 5778, of Rabbi Andi Berlin, Guest Rabbi on the high holy day clergy team of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. We encourage you to share comments below and to post Continue Reading »

Addiction and the Nazirite: A Message for 5778 from Rabbi Andi Berlin

Posted on October 18, 2017

This message on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Rabbi Andi Berlin, guest rabbi for the Fairmount Temple clergy team during the High Holy Days, and was shared on September 21, 2017, in the contemporary service. We encourage you to comment below Continue Reading »

Remember When: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Yizkor Memorial Sermon – Yom Kippur, Sep. 30, 2017

Posted on October 2, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is the Yizkor Memorial Service sermon prepared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Yom Kippur on September 30, 2017. We encourage you to share this link by email and to post this link to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. Continue Reading »

Finding Home: Building a Personal Sanctuary – Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Yom Kippur, Sep. 30, 2017

Posted on October 2, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso at the Congregational Yom Kippur Morning Service on Saturday, September 30, 2017. We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Continue Reading »

What If?: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Kol Nidre, Sep. 29, 2017

Posted on September 30, 2017

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple are the Kol Nidre Congregational Service sermon of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Friday, September 29, 2017. We encourage you to make comments below and share the link to this post by email, Facebook or Twitter, to engender further conversation Continue Reading »

For the Sake of Heaven: A Call for Moral Prudence – Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sep. 20, 2017

Posted on September 22, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the Rosh Hashanah Evening Sermon of Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. We encourage you to share comments below and to post the link to these remarks to social media such as Facebook or Twitter Continue Reading »