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Cantor Sager

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 »

Iyyun for Vayak’hel and Shabbat HaChodesh

Posted on March 21, 2020

Cantor Sarah Sager shared  these remarks at the March 20 Shabbat Evening Service which was streamed. It is one of my primary beliefs that the Torah always has something relevant to say to us – and most often, that guidance is found in the portion of the week in which we might be seeking wisdom.  Continue Reading »

Torah is your heritage. It belongs to you.

Posted on October 2, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Cantor Sarah Sager on Rosh Hashanah, 2019.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or to share with others by email, to Continue Reading »

Zachor Et Yom Ha-Shabbat: “What Does it Mean to Remember the Sabbath?”

Posted on February 6, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Cantor Sager at the Shabbat Service on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or to share with others Continue Reading »

The Jew as Other: Personal Reflections on Visiting Uncomfortable Places – Cantor Sarah Sager Sermon at Shabbat Worship, Feb. 9, 2018

Posted on February 21, 2018

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Cantor Sarah Sager at Shabbat Evening Worship on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. She shared with the congregation her findings on two recent trips abroad, one to Spain and the other to Poland in Continue Reading »

Like Father, Like Son- Cantor Sarah Sager introduces us to Noah Aronson, Artist in Residence

Posted on July 6, 2016

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is an introduction by Cantor Sarah Sager to our upcoming artist-in-residence, musician Noah Aronson, who will join us the weekend of September 23-25, 2016 for special programs at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Friday and Saturday evenings, and at our Continue Reading »

How Extraordinary Is Your Creation: My Jewish Experience Visiting South America – Cantor Sarah Sager

Posted on September 10, 2014

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is adapted from the remarks of Cantor Sarah Sager at Shabbat Worship at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Friday, August 22, 2014. Cantor Sager shared her experiences in her January trip to South America, and previewed some of the exciting Continue Reading »

Choosing Judaism – A Statement on Conversion to Judaism by Dr. Chad Deal at Fairmount Temple

Posted on July 21, 2014

This post to “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is excerpted from the remarks of Dr. Chad Deal at his public conversion celebration during Shabbat Worship at Fairmount Temple, on July 11th. So many individuals and families in attendance that night asked to read and review Dr. Deal’s inspiring Continue Reading »

Does Shavuot Exist? – Cantor Sarah Sager

Posted on May 24, 2014

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the Shabbat presentation by Cantor Sarah Sager on Friday, May 23, 2014. In this Shabbat sermon, she is raising a conversation about the meaning of Shavuot in the context of Jewish festivals and Reform Judaism, and the Continue Reading »

Wednesday, December 25th: Beit She’an Meet-Up

Posted on December 27, 2013

Cleveland has a “sister city” in Israel named Beit She’an. It’s in northern Israel, and before our trip we video-Skyped with the families we would meet there. We had an absolutely amazing experience Wednesday, and the whole community welcomed us with open arms. Language was not a barrier – “family” and “community” is language enough! Continue Reading »