Shabbat Rituals at Home

Posted on June 5, 2012

Today’s post by rabbinical student Leah Citrin on the Union for Reform Judaism blog is all about Shabbat rituals you can incorporate at home.  Post is HERE. As Jews, we get to celebrate a holiday each and every week—how lucky are we! What’s even better is that it is a holiday that is meant to be Continue Reading »

The Jews of Cuba! – From Cantor Sarah Sager

Posted on June 5, 2012

There was a time when Cuba was accessible. It was colorful, multi-cultural, a kind of cross-roads for people, colonizing countries, wars, revolutions, and a series of governments that were, by turn, oppressive, corrupt, and authoritarian. And yet, despite the upheaval on the largest island of the West Indies, its people are warm and welcoming, its Continue Reading »

Exalted Moments

Posted on June 4, 2012

President Obama last week gave out 13 medals of honor, the highest award he has it in his power to grant: to folks whose contributions range from efforts for peaceful co-existence in the Middle East, music that has touched generations and cultures around the world, leading collegiate athletics with distinction and integrity and many others. A Continue Reading »

Great Change in Israel: Recognition/Support for Reform Rabbi

Posted on May 30, 2012

“Great Change in Israel” is posted on behalf of Tom Abelson, M.D.,  Past President of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and Member of the Board of the Union for Reform Judaism   Great change can come in revolutions or in steps.  Israel has taken a giant step in the direction of religious tolerance and diversity.  And Continue Reading »

How children learn

Posted on May 30, 2012

I was doing some research and tripped upon an article about a book that addresses the optimum way a young child should learn.  The book was published in 2010, so the theories and research is still very relevant.   I chose to share this little piece of the article with you.  I will be sharing more Continue Reading »

Making Pilgrimage to Israel

Posted on May 18, 2012

A group of teenagers this week asked me a series of questions for a school project about Israel and the Palestinians. I was appreciative of their visit, but troubled by several of the questions, including: “Rabbi, if the Palestinians win back all the land, how would they treat the Jews?” I stuttered. I stammered. I saw Continue Reading »

If Not Now, When?: Our Blog

Posted on May 18, 2012

“If Not Now, When?” Our new Anshe Chesed blog takes its name from one of three questions posed by Rabbi Hillel centuries ago. The other two questions were: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” and “If I am only for myself, what am I?” To all of us at Anshe Chesed, “If Not Continue Reading »

Welcome to the ECC Blog!

Posted on May 14, 2012

Fairmount Temple ECC is winding down for the school year and gearing up for a fun and exciting summer session.  We had a beautiful dinner on Friday, May 4th, in conjunction with YPC-FPC, to honor our milestone anniversary teachers and retirees.  We then went into a KIDushat Shabbat service where Rabbi Caruso blessed the ECC teachers Continue Reading »

Welcome to the New Religious School Blog!

Posted on May 14, 2012

Shalom!  Thanks for taking a minute to visit our new blog!   Here is where you’ll be able to find upcoming Religious School events, dates, and calendar information.   You’ll also be find policy information and all Religious School forms, along with contact information for our staff.  You’ll also find excerpts from our students and teachers about Continue Reading »

Embracing Interfaith

Posted on May 14, 2012

The impending holiday season evokes feelings of joy, faith, and togetherness. Yet, for some it is a time of conflict and struggle – particularly for families that include people who come from different faith traditions. I can identify. My Jewish mother and Italian Catholic father were both fairly disconnected from their faiths when I was Continue Reading »