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The Bravery and Courage to Fight for Women’s Rights

Posted on September 8, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Rosh Hashanah, 2021. This Rosh Hashanah morning I want to tell you two stories. The first was composed centuries ago early in the Bible. The second story took place about 20 years ago to Continue Reading »

Preparing our Hearts and Souls for the Coming High Holy Days while Thinking about the People in our Lives Where We “Dwell”

Posted on September 2, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso as we approach the High Holy Days. Each year, during the month of Elul, we revisit Psalm 27, a reminder of the tenuous of life, vulnerability, and our reach towards holiness. The most memorable verse of Continue Reading »

Going the “Extra Innings” During These High Holy Days

Posted on August 31, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Cantor Laureate Sarah Sager and shared just before the High Holy Days of 5782. When I was growing up in Chicago, I learned to associate the High Holy Days with baseball! While I know fairly little about the sport, I was Continue Reading »

Your Turn to Teach on Zoom!

Posted on June 28, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Susan Ringel, a teacher in our Fairmount Temple Religious School. Near the conclusion of our full year of learning over Zoom, 2020-21, I offered the following home learning task to the 4th and 5th Grade Parent Child Hebrew Class, and the Continue Reading »

Reflecting on our Sense of Spiritual Direction

Posted on May 25, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum at the May 14 Shabbat Evening Service. When our family moved to Cleveland in June, we were approaching the summer peak in Covid-19 cases in Ohio. But, we still wanted to get to know our Continue Reading »

Building Stronger Connections to Judaism During a Pandemic

Posted on May 19, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was shared at the May 7 Shabbat Evening Service/Religious School graduate by Jessica Monahan, a Religious School Graduate and recipient of The Barnett R. Brickner Memorial Award.  Shabbat Shalom. My name is Jessica Monahan and I am honored to receive the Rabbi Continue Reading »

Our movement’s emphasis on the Adaptability of the Teachings of the Talmud

Posted on May 17, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was shared at the May 16 Shavuot/Confirmation Service by Easton Singer, a Religious School Confirmand and recipient of The Barnett R. Brickner Memorial Award.  Good evening. While I know that we all wish we could be in person celebrating this special occasion Continue Reading »

Hashkivenu Prayer for Minnesota

Posted on April 20, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker of Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN on April 20, 2021, Hashkiveinu for Minnesota O God, during this turbulent time, help us to lie down with sound hearts that we may rise up with the Continue Reading »

Your History is Rich and your Reach is Great.

Posted on April 14, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, are the remarks shared by Cantor Claire Franco during the Shabbat Evening Service celebrating Cantor Vladimir Lapin’s installation, April 9, 2021. Shabbat Shalom, I am Cantor Claire Franco and it is my pleasure and honor to be speaking to you this evening.  Continue Reading »

Cantor Lapin Builds Sukkat Shalom

Posted on April 14, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, are the remarks shared by Rabbi Rachel Steiner during the Shabbat Evening Service celebrating Cantor Vladimir Lapin’s installation, April 9, 2021. Shabbat Shalom.  Thank you for welcoming me this evening. We are mid- story right now – a story we tell and retell Continue Reading »