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Lighting the Menorah after Such Darkness Has Touched Our Nation: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 15, 2012

Many are asking: how to finish celebrating Chanukah? How can we light the menorah and celebrate these last two nights, as news begins to pour in about another, yet uniquely horrific incident of violence in our country, this time in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where young children, educators and staff were killed.  Rabbi Continue Reading »

Medicaid Expansion – From our Fairmount Temple GCC Healthcare Team Co-Chair Mitch Wasserman

Posted on December 11, 2012

This brief post, offered by Mitch Wasserman, the co-chair of our Healthcare Team at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, in our community organizing work through Greater Cleveland Congregations. In this post, we seek to inform and engender discussion among us, leading to our participation at an upcoming healthcare assembly on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:00p.m., with Continue Reading »

When Israel is Your Vocation by Callyn Weintraub

Posted on November 26, 2012

This blog post, offered by third-generation Fairmount Temple member Callyn Weintraub, is excerpted from her remarks shared at Shabbat worship on Friday, November 23, 2012, as a result of her recent post-graduate internship at AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Given the importance of Israel in the life of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and our members, Continue Reading »

Finding the Time – Parshat Toldot – November 16, 2012

Posted on November 23, 2012

This blog post is excerpted from the remarks of Student Rabbi Scott Fox on Shabbat Toldot, November 16, 2012. Scott is in his second year as our student rabbi at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, and his final year of rabbinical studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. We encourage Continue Reading »

Where Do You Stand?

Posted on November 18, 2012

This post to “If Not Now, When?” is offered by Dr. Tom Abelson, past president of our Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, and a member of the board and oversight committee of the Union for Reform Judaism, our national umbrella organization for Reform Jewish synagogues. In light of the recent events confronting the State of Israel and Continue Reading »

We are Not the Same, and That is Our Strength – Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of Union for Reform Judaism

Posted on November 14, 2012

Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the President of the Union for Reform Judaism.  This blog post is reposted from RJ Blog, the blog of the Union for Reform Judaism. It is a the prepared text of Rabbi Jacobs’ closing plenary address, yesterday, November 13th, at Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly in Baltimore, MD. We encourage you to share Continue Reading »


Posted on November 12, 2012

Becky Raskind, a graduate of Fairmount Temple’s Religious School, and daughter to our members, Peter and Julie Raskind, keeps a blog about her experiences with the Council on International Exchange (CIEE). CIEE is a non-profit NGO, whose mission is “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent Continue Reading »

A Journey to Remember in Cuba: Cantor Sarah J. Sager and our Fairmount Temple Trip to Cuba

Posted on November 10, 2012

This blog post is excerpted from the remarks on Kabbalat Shabbat at Fairmount Temple, of Friday, November 9, 2012, of Cantor Sarah J. Sager, upon return from  leading the Fairmount Temple first-ever trip to Cuba. We encourage you to share, respond and ask questions of Cantor Sager below, so that she and other members of Continue Reading »

Noah the Survivor: A D’var Torah by Rivkah at Chevrei Tikvah, Fairmount’s LGBT Chavurah

Posted on November 5, 2012

The D’var Torah below was shared by Rivkah on Shabbat Noach at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, October 19-20, 2012. The communities celebrating Shabbat evening worship at our Chevrei Tikvah Chavurah and our Shabbat Morning Minyan, responded with the hope that these words might be shared more widely in the community, to support community members in Continue Reading »

Rabbi Joshua Caruso’s Upcoming Sabbatical – January to June 2013, by Jim Levine, Fairmount Temple President

Posted on October 24, 2012

I am writing to remind you of the upcoming sabbatical of our Rabbi Joshua Caruso, which will begin January 1, 2013 and conclude June 30, 2013. As I mentioned several months ago and again during my remarks on Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Caruso will be traveling and studying during his sabbatical and not available to serve Continue Reading »