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Mayfield Cemetery is Filled with History, Memories and Family Connections

Posted on October 30, 2022

I recently visited Mayfield Cemetery to get to know our park-like cemetery. The grounds are beautiful and I was struck by how many family names I recognized. Enjoy the photo essay below sharing a little bit about my experience. Consider a visit to walk around the grounds. Perhaps you’ll feel the same sense of history Continue Reading »

Lighting Up Our Community: Rabbi Nosanchuk’s D’var Torah on Our New Project in Jewish Spiritual Practice

Posted on February 28, 2014

The prayer book that you hold in your hands – Mishkan T’filah– is named for the beautiful vision described in the verses of this Shabbat’s Torah portion. In our portion, the final verses describe the symbolic presence of God within the portable sanctuary the Israelites have been working so hard to build.  We imagine tonight the inspiration that Continue Reading »

Shave for the Brave

Posted on February 24, 2014

In this article below, which is featured in the March Bulletin, Rabbi Caruso shares why he is going to “Shave for the Brave.” We encourage you to comment below, to share or post it widely so as to engender conversation on the valuable topics it raises for us in the temple community and in the Continue Reading »

Supporting Our Work of Chesed – An Invitation to Help from Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk

Posted on November 22, 2013

A new member recently approached me in the school wing of temple,  so gratified that he and his partner had chosen to make Anshe Chesed their home as a Jewish family. Another saw me after a Shabbat service, grateful for my assistance at the naming of his granddaughter, and asked me how he could best 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 ( 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 »

The Safe Deposit Box of Memory: A Yizkor Teaching – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Yom Kippur 2012

Posted on October 8, 2012

  The remarks below were shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk as a Yizkor Memorial Service teaching on September 26, 2012 as part of Yom Kippur worship at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. They were partially inspired by performer Billy Crystal’s life’s story, 700 Sundays (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2005.) We encourage you to share this Continue Reading »

The Social Weal – A post from recent Adult Bar Mitzvah at Fairmount Temple, Thomas Roese

Posted on September 8, 2012

This D’var Torah on our Torah portion Ki Teitzei, was offered by Tom Roese at his August 31, 2012 adult Bar Mitzvah at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We invite reply and dialogue on Tom’s offering, and encourage those interested in the next Adult Bar Mitzvah class to come to a sample session and information night 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 »