Jewish Spirituality

New Beginnings….

Posted on August 17, 2022

Julianna Johnston Senturia, Fairmount Temple’s new Executive Director,  reflects on entering a season of New Beginnings:   As we enter the season of new beginnings with Jewish New Year just weeks away, I’m a few days into my own fresh start as Fairmount Temple’s new Executive Director. But, this one feels different, because so much Continue Reading »

Living Out Loud As Jews

Posted on September 20, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Yom Kippur, 2021. A dispatch from the old country: The USSR suffered chronic shortages of consumer goods. Early one morning a rumor circulated in Moscow that a store was to receive a shipment of Continue Reading »

Living by our Value of Community and Showing up Meaningfully for Each Other

Posted on September 8, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum on Rosh Hashanah, 2021. It feels like it was just moments ago when we gathered together on Zoom, many of us for the first time, to welcome the Jewish year of 5781. And here we Continue Reading »

Building Stronger Connections to Judaism During a Pandemic

Posted on May 19, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was shared at the May 7 Shabbat Evening Service/Religious School graduate by Jessica Monahan, a Religious School Graduate and recipient of The Barnett R. Brickner Memorial Award.  Shabbat Shalom. My name is Jessica Monahan and I am honored to receive the Rabbi Continue Reading »

Remembering Our Loved Ones Laughing

Posted on October 18, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at the Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Service, 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 Continue Reading »

Be Hineni

Posted on October 10, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Yom Kippur morning, 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, Continue Reading »

Guest Speaker Dr. Cecile Brennan on Rabbi Nosanchuk’s Studies in Spiritual Wellness & Counseling

Posted on August 26, 2019

These remarks were shared at the Aug. 23 Shabbat Service by Dr. Cecile Brennan, former chair of the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University.  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, Continue Reading »

Yom Shekulo Shabbat: A Day of Whole Shabbatness

Posted on February 20, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at the Shabbat Service on Friday, Feb. 8, 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 Continue Reading »

“Shabbat and Sh’mita: The Importance of Rest & Renewal for our Land and Ourselves”

Posted on February 20, 2019

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Caruso at the Shabbat Service on Friday, Feb. 1, 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 »

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 »