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Wandering Jews – What One Family Learned Stepping into the World of American Jewry – Rabbi Joshua Caruso

Posted on July 26, 2013

This blog post is excerpted from the D’var Torah shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Kabbalat Shabbat Worship, a glimpse into the first findings of Rabbi Joshua Caruso after his six-month sabbatical journey with his family across the United States, exploring American Jewish history and the current realities of Jewish Continue Reading »

Lelyveld Reading Room Celebrates a Remarkable Life

Posted on July 25, 2013

This blog post is shared by our Librarian Julie Moss The next time you are at Fairmount Temple, we invite you to stop by our library, The Arthur J. Lelyveld Center for Jewish Learning, and visit the Lelyveld Reading Room. Established in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of Rabbi Lelyveld in Continue Reading »

The Time for Immigration Reform – Rabbis Organizing Rabbis Meeting in Broad Coalition Advocating to Ohio Senator Rob Portman

Posted on June 21, 2013

  This blog post is excerpted from the prepared remarks shared on Friday, June 21, 2013 by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Senior Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in a meeting with Ohio Senator Rob Portman, convened together with Rabbi Rick Block, Rabbi Lewis Kamrass, and a broad coalition of supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in the US. Continue Reading »

We Will Rise To Stop Gun Violence – Rabbi Nosanchuk’s Words at the April 8 Rally at Cleveland City Hall

Posted on April 8, 2013

This entry to “If Not Now, When?” our interactive blog, is excerpted from the remarks of Fairmount Temple’s Senior Rabbi, Robert Nosanchuk on Monday, April 8 at a demonstration on the steps of Cleveland’s City Hall. Together with Mayor Jackson, US Attorney Dettelbach, Chief of Police McGrath, members of the Cleveland City Council, gun safety Continue Reading »

A Treasure Right Here With Us- Our Yearning to Draw Near to God: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on March 5, 2013

This post is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Shabbat Ki Tisa, March 1, 2013, at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. It is based on this article, “What We Mean When We Say God,” published by Rabbi Joseph Meszler, and Chasidic teachings on yearning for the proper way in which 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 »

Medicaid Expansion – From our Fairmount Temple GCC Healthcare Team Co-Chair Mitch Wasserman

Posted on December 11, 2012

This brief post, offered by Mitch Wasserman, the co-chair of our Healthcare Team at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, in our community organizing work through Greater Cleveland Congregations. In this post, we seek to inform and engender discussion among us, leading to our participation at an upcoming healthcare assembly on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:00p.m., with Continue Reading »

A Journey to Remember in Cuba: Cantor Sarah J. Sager and our Fairmount Temple Trip to Cuba

Posted on November 10, 2012

This blog post is excerpted from the remarks on Kabbalat Shabbat at Fairmount Temple, of Friday, November 9, 2012, of Cantor Sarah J. Sager, upon return from  leading the Fairmount Temple first-ever trip to Cuba. We encourage you to share, respond and ask questions of Cantor Sager below, so that she and other members of Continue Reading »

Chipotle vs. the Synagogue – An Open Fairmount Discussion

Posted on October 19, 2012

This blog post originates from a conversation/discussion that took place at tonight’s (Friday, October 19, 2012) Shabbat worship at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, in which we will take a very serious blog post from and allow it to springboard a wide array of conversations in temple, between us, about what we can learn from Chipotle in synagogue 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 »