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Rabbi Caruso

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 »

Give Me Yavneh

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 Joshua Caruso on Rosh Hashanah, 2021. Give Me Yavneh Old Rabbi Cohen retires to a nursing home, and a new young rabbi is employed by the community. On her first Shabbat in her new post, they Continue Reading »

Preparing our Hearts and Souls for the Coming High Holy Days while Thinking about the People in our Lives Where We “Dwell”

Posted on September 2, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso as we approach the High Holy Days. Each year, during the month of Elul, we revisit Psalm 27, a reminder of the tenuous of life, vulnerability, and our reach towards holiness. The most memorable verse of Continue Reading »

Everything is in the Sauce

Posted on April 12, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso Passover Yizkor Memorial Service, 2021.  Coming from an Italian family, everything was about the sauce. I remember going from the train station on Spring Street to Lafayette Street, making my way up the stairs Continue Reading »

Witness

Posted on September 21, 2020

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Erev Rosh Hashanah, 2020.     At break of day, the angels pushed Lot to get going, “Hurry. Get your wife and two daughters out of here before it’s too late and you’re caught Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »