The Hope of Seduction – Upcoming Scholar in Residence Rabbi Rachel Sabbath Beit-Halachmi

Posted on March 28, 2013

This offering, “The Hope of Seduction’ is cross-posted on “If Not Now, When?” our temple interactive blog from the Shalom Hartman Institute website, and is from an article originally published in the Jerusalem Post. Written by Rabbi Rachel Sabbath Beit-Halachmi, our upcoming Fairmount Temple Scholar-in-Residence, during the weekend of May 9-11, 2013. We encourage you to respond Continue Reading »

An Important Note from Our Fairmount Temple President – Jim Levine

Posted on March 22, 2013

I am inspired by our observance of Passover, as we retell the story of the exodus of our ancestors, the Hebrews, who searched together for the promised land. So as well do we need to band together for the next part of our journey as a congregation. On Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m., Anshe Continue Reading »

Join our B’nai Mitzvah Revolution! Cantor Sager’s Update and Invitation for Your Input

Posted on March 17, 2013

We encourage a live, public conversation about the meaning to be found in B’nai Mitzvah, and input from students, parents and grandparents, teachers, and all who can share a thoughtful approach with us to bringing new and intensified meaning to this experience at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. See below for Cantor Sager’s direct invitation for input, share posts here Continue Reading »

A Treasure Right Here With Us- Our Yearning to Draw Near to God: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on March 5, 2013

This post is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Shabbat Ki Tisa, March 1, 2013, at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. It is based on this article, “What We Mean When We Say God,” published by Rabbi Joseph Meszler, and Chasidic teachings on yearning for the proper way in which Continue Reading »

Angels in Judaism – a post by Rabbi Melinda M. Mersack

Posted on March 4, 2013

This post is excerpted from teachings shared by Rabbi Melinda M. Mersack, our auxiliary rabbi during Rabbi Caruso’s sabbatical, who shared this d’var Torah on Parshat Terumah at Shabbat services on Friday, February 15, 2013. Rabbi Mersack will speak again at Kabbalat Shabbat Worship this Friday, March 8, 2013, and teaches on a regular basis on Continue Reading »

Judaism Without Over-Thinking It – Student Rabbi Scott Fox at Kabbalat Shabbat Worship

Posted on February 9, 2013

This post is excerpted from the D’var Torah shared by Student Rabbi Scott Fox at Kabbalat Shabbat worship at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Friday, February 8, 2013. Scott Fox is a fifth-year student at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. We encourage you to share, comment, or respond Continue Reading »

Monroe, Louisiana

Posted on February 7, 2013

Thank you to Temple B’nai Israel of Monroe, Louisiana, for welcoming me into their community. Thanks to Phyllis Marcus (grandmother of our own Ricky Marcus), for her spirit of generosity in welcoming me, and for working out the logistics so the Caruso family could make this visit.  I also want to acknowledge the Institute for Continue Reading »

My Abortion, My Life – a post by guest speaker Dallas Schubert

Posted on January 26, 2013

This post is excerpted from the remarks of Dallas Schubert, guest speaker at Shabbat worship on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Her presentation about the “My Abortion, My Life” campaign (http://myabortionmylife.org) is part of a month-long series of activities at temple honoring the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe Continue Reading »

Reversing the Trend: Rabbi Nosanchuk on Taking Action about Gun Violence

Posted on January 17, 2013

Due to the recent (January 16, 2013) announcement by the White House of an array of proposals and executive actions on responding to gun violence, and the array of congregants who are each week contacting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s office regarding our taking action, we are posting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s column from the forthcoming February Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Continue Reading »

Rabbi Caruso – First Week On The Road

Posted on January 14, 2013

My first week on the road for my sabbatical has been eventful! Professionally, I have seen and learned so much. Personally, I have had the chance to spend some valuable time with Leah and the kids. It has been enlightening to see my children as they are every day. We visited Washington, DC, where this Continue Reading »