Yearnings: Jerusalem & the Onset of Teen Rebellion

Posted on July 3, 2013

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we also wept, when we remembered Zion.”           Tehillim (Psalms) Chapter 137, line 1 It is the one year anniversary of my first trip to Israel, and I have Jerusalem on my mind.  I am drawn back to the Tehillim (Psalms), as I have been Continue Reading »

The Time for Immigration Reform – Rabbis Organizing Rabbis Meeting in Broad Coalition Advocating to Ohio Senator Rob Portman

Posted on June 21, 2013

  This blog post is excerpted from the prepared remarks shared on Friday, June 21, 2013 by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Senior Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in a meeting with Ohio Senator Rob Portman, convened together with Rabbi Rick Block, Rabbi Lewis Kamrass, and a broad coalition of supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in the US. Continue Reading »

Leadership Models for Our Time- D’var Torah by Rabbi Nosanchuk in Honor of Outgoing ACFT President Jim Levine

Posted on June 15, 2013

The blog post below is excerpted from remarks shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, during Kabbalat Shabbat Worship on Friday, June 14, 2013. They were made in tribute and honor to outgoing Fairmount Temple President Jim Levine, at the conclusion of his three years service as our synagogue president. Effective July Continue Reading »

Choices We Face at the Border of a New Land – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk Speaks on Jason Collins Recent “Coming Out”

Posted on June 1, 2013

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” is excerpted from Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk’s remarks at Shabbat Shelach Lecha, Friday, May 31, 2013 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We encourage you to share, respond, or consider carefully these teachings offered at our community’s Shabbat Worship service. You may also see a video archived of the Continue Reading »

Reflections on Hebrew High School Graduation – post by Lauren Smith, 12th Grade Fairmount Temple Brickner Award Winner

Posted on May 25, 2013

This blog post is excerpted from the thoughts shared by 2013 Religious School graduate Lauren Smith at the May 6, 2013 Graduation and Evening Worship Service, led by the entire class. Lauren Smith was selected to share these thoughts at graduation as a result of her having been chosen as the 12th grade winner of Continue Reading »

Are You Ready? – Charge by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk to Confirmation Class of 2013 at Fairmount Temple

Posted on May 24, 2013

These remarks are excerpted from Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk’s charge to our 2013 Confirmation Class, at Shabbat and Confirmation Worship held on Friday, May 17, 2013. We encourage you to post, share, or respond to these remarks, and to consider the questions of readiness to encounter the world’s challenges as our young adults do, having confirmed Continue Reading »

The Impact We Make on One Another: D’var Torah for Fairmount Temple Annual Meeting by Rabbi Scott Fox

Posted on May 23, 2013

            Rabbi Scott Fox shared this D’var Torah on Parshat Naso at the Annual Meeting of Fairmount Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the conclusion of his 2-year internship as our student rabbi. Rabbi Fox was ordained as rabbi by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Continue Reading »

The State of In-Between: Post by Rabbi Scott Fox

Posted on May 22, 2013

Rabbi Scott Fox was recently ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. During his final two years of Rabbinical School, he served his student pulpit with us at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, leading and teaching at Shabbat worship, our Shabbat morning minyan, adult education and retreats and worship experiences Continue Reading »

Optimism, Motivation and Hope at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Posted on May 21, 2013

Fairmount Temple congregant and high school student Eric Giesler joined Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk in Washington, DC at the Consultation on Conscience of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in April 2013. Eric’s participation in this conferenence was supported by the Darnovsky/Bonder Fund and the Maurice H. Shapiro Consultation on Conscience Fund of Fairmount Temple. Continue Reading »

Laughter and Humor – Not Just Kids Stuff

Posted on May 17, 2013

In his article “Laughter and Humor – Not Just Kids Stuff,” Jodn Morreall made this observation:             “Humor is an integral part of young children’s play, as it is of human play generally.  When children are feeling secure and happy with other children, or with adults, laughter is the most natural sound.  According to a Continue Reading »