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Religious School

Praying for Someone Who Challenges Us

Posted on September 20, 2021

Noah Zelin, president of ACTY (Anshe Chesed Temple Youth), shared the following remarks at the ACTY-led Kol Nidre service on Sept. 15, 2021. Good evening and thank you for tuning in to our teen-led Kol Nidre service. Just a couple days ago many of us here went to our first night of religious school. I Continue Reading »

Your Turn to Teach on Zoom!

Posted on June 28, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Susan Ringel, a teacher in our Fairmount Temple Religious School. Near the conclusion of our full year of learning over Zoom, 2020-21, I offered the following home learning task to the 4th and 5th Grade Parent Child Hebrew Class, and the 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 »

Our movement’s emphasis on the Adaptability of the Teachings of the Talmud

Posted on May 17, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was shared at the May 16 Shavuot/Confirmation Service by Easton Singer, a Religious School Confirmand and recipient of The Barnett R. Brickner Memorial Award.  Good evening. While I know that we all wish we could be in person celebrating this special occasion 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 »

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 »

What Jewish Community Means To Me: 12th Grade Student Jacob Josell at Religious School Graduation

Posted on May 4, 2015

  This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, are the remarks of Fairmount Temple 12th grade student, Jacob Josell, shared at the graduation service from our Fairmount Temple Religious School on Monday, May 4, 2015. We encourage you to comment below, or to share post on social media Continue Reading »

My Connection to Global Jewish Peoplehood – Sydney Lapin at Fairmount Temple’s Shabbat Atid (“The Future”)

Posted on March 12, 2015

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Sydney Lapin, a 12th grade student in our Fairmount Temple Religious School, at Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) our new service co-led by religious school students, musicians and our Fairmount Temple clergy, on March 6, Continue Reading »

Update on Our Search for Fairmount Temple Director of Lifelong Learning

Posted on February 2, 2015

The blog post below describes an update from our lifelong learning chairperson Jordan Katz about the progress made in our search at Fairmount Temple for a Director of Lifelong Learning. You may comment below if you would like to share a thought or question. Or you may also contact us directly, Jordan Katz at ACFT.LLC@gmail.com, or Rabbi Continue Reading »

The Place of the Holocaust in Our Jewish Consciousness – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on February 22, 2014

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Shabbat Evening Worship. We encourage you to comment below, to share or post it widely so as to engender conversation on the valuable topics Continue Reading »