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An Everlasting Invitation to Our Dear Ones – Rabbi Joshua Caruso at Passover Memorial Service

Posted on April 19, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is adapted from the Yizkor Memorial service sermon on Passover 5777 of Rabbi Joshua Caruso. We encourage you, if you wish, to share comments below, to share the link with others, or to post the sermon, titled “Extending an Everlasting Invitation to our Dear Continue Reading »

Why Atone for Racism – Rachel Laser, Stern Social Action Lecture at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Yom Kippur 2016

Posted on October 14, 2016

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the presentation shared by Rachel Laser at the Stern Social Action Lecture on Yom Kippur at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, October 12, 2016. Rachel Laser is former deputy director of the Religious Action Center of 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 »

Who By Water: Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader – Yom Kippur, Sep. 23, 2015

Posted on September 29, 2015

This entry on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is the sermon from Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader, at the Yom Kippur Morning in the Contemporary Service at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We encourage you to re-post this to social media such as Facebook or Twitter, send the link to family and friends, 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 »

My Community, My Temple – by Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple President Stephen Schlein

Posted on September 19, 2013

Below are excerpts from the President’s Address at Rosh Hashanah Worship on 5774, shared by Fairmount Tempel President Stephen Schlein. We encourage you to comment below or share this posting with others to encourage involvement and engagement in Temple life. As your president, I have three goals for our congregation: • I want all members 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 »

Lighting the Menorah after Such Darkness Has Touched Our Nation: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 15, 2012

Many are asking: how to finish celebrating Chanukah? How can we light the menorah and celebrate these last two nights, as news begins to pour in about another, yet uniquely horrific incident of violence in our country, this time in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where young children, educators and staff were killed.  Rabbi Continue Reading »

Visits from Israel to Fairmount Temple As Long as My Feet Will Allow Me: Edith Paller, Fairmount Temple Life Trustee

Posted on October 13, 2012

Our honored member and life trustee to our Fairmount Temple Board, Edith Paller, made aliyah to Israel in 2007. Upon her return to Jersualem after visiting with temple on Rosh Hashanah just a few weeks ago, she composed this short message and asked that we share it with our temple community, along with the invitation 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 »