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Israel

One for you, One for me, and One for the Jewish People

Posted on April 22, 2020

Rabbi Joshua Caruso shared these remarks during the April 20 Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration. The link to the entire streamed ceremony can be found here.   Shalom, everyone. On behalf of Rabbi Nosanchuk, Cantor Sager and Rabbi Chernow-Reader, and the lay leadership of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, we are honored to virtually host tonight’s commemoration of Yom HaShoah. Continue Reading »

To Describe the Scent of a Rose

Posted on October 10, 2019

This message on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is from Rabbi Andi Berlin, guest rabbi for the Fairmount Temple clergy team, shared on Kol Nidre, 2019. We encourage you to comment below or to share the link to this sermon on social media such as Twitter or Facebook Continue Reading »

Life on the Other Side of the Green Line: A Call for Vigilance and Hope

Posted on May 5, 2019

  Life on the Other Side of the Green Line: A Call for Vigilance and Hope By Rabbi Joshua L. Caruso – Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Acharei Mot – May 3, 2019   Shabbat Shalom. We join together in solidarity tonight with heavy hearts. We have hopes to find uplift on this Shabbat, and that Continue Reading »

Building Hope, One Plank at a Time

Posted on November 7, 2018

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Friday, Nov. 2, the first Shabbat following the horrific shootings in the Pittsburgh synagogue.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media Continue Reading »

My Experiences on the International March of the Living – Max Alter

Posted on October 23, 2018

This message on “If Not Now, When?,” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was shared by our recent Religious School graduate, Max Alter, at our Aug. 3 Shabbat Atid Service.  We encourage you to comment below or to share the link on social media to continue the important conversation it engenders. On April 12, Continue Reading »

Jews Don’t Believe in Unbelievable

Posted on September 20, 2018

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Kol Nidre, 2018.  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 »

My Most Powerful High School Semester Happened in Israel: Sydney Eisenberg on NFTY’s EIE in Israel

Posted on October 29, 2015

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks shared by Sydney Eisenberg, a student in our religious school, at Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) on Friday, October 16, 2015 when she spoke at services about her high school semester in Israel. We encourage you Continue Reading »

How I Am Standing Here Today: Ariel Frank, Reserve Soldier in Israel Defense Forces

Posted on August 31, 2015

This post to “If Not Now, When?”  the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Ariel Frank, a reserve soldier in the IDF, Israel Defense Forces, when he spoke at Shabbat Services of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Friday, August 28, 2015, in gratitude for the scholarship support he Continue Reading »

Influencing Life in Israel- Tom Abelson, M.D., Running for Election in World Zionist Organization Election

Posted on April 20, 2015

The content of this message was prepared by Tom Abelson, M.D., a past-president of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, who is running in the slate for ARZA- Reform Judaism in the upcoming World Zionist Organization elections. We encourage you to vote by April 30, when the election is concluded, by going to the website: http://www.reformjews4israel.org and Continue Reading »

Al Kol Eleh – Mature Love – Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Erev Rosh Hashanah 2014

Posted on September 26, 2014

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, contains the Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Joshua Caruso at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in the Contemporary Evening Service. We encourage you to make comments below, and to share this post by email with your friends, or to social Continue Reading »