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Religious School

Passing the Torah – Susan Ringel, Fairmount Temple Religious School 3rd Grade Instructor

Posted on December 2, 2013

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple was written by Susan Ringel, Fairmount Temple member, third grade religious school and Women of Fairmount Temple instructor. It is a reflection on a recent experience shared as part of her religious school classroom in our Fairmount Temple Religious School. For Continue Reading »

Summer Camp: Coming and Going

Posted on July 16, 2013

Hugs, laughter, kids full of stories…it’s just another summer camp session ending!  Many kids who attended first sessions of Jewish overnight camps have returned home recently bubbling with anecdotes about everything from their great cabin and amazing camp staff to new friendships and more.   According to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, “The impact of Jewish Continue Reading »

Yearnings: Jerusalem & the Onset of Teen Rebellion

Posted on July 3, 2013

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we also wept, when we remembered Zion.”           Tehillim (Psalms) Chapter 137, line 1 It is the one year anniversary of my first trip to Israel, and I have Jerusalem on my mind.  I am drawn back to the Tehillim (Psalms), as I have been Continue Reading »

Reflections on Hebrew High School Graduation – post by Lauren Smith, 12th Grade Fairmount Temple Brickner Award Winner

Posted on May 25, 2013

This blog post is excerpted from the thoughts shared by 2013 Religious School graduate Lauren Smith at the May 6, 2013 Graduation and Evening Worship Service, led by the entire class. Lauren Smith was selected to share these thoughts at graduation as a result of her having been chosen as the 12th grade winner of Continue Reading »

Join our B’nai Mitzvah Revolution! Cantor Sager’s Update and Invitation for Your Input

Posted on March 17, 2013

We encourage a live, public conversation about the meaning to be found in B’nai Mitzvah, and input from students, parents and grandparents, teachers, and all who can share a thoughtful approach with us to bringing new and intensified meaning to this experience at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. See below for Cantor Sager’s direct invitation for input, share posts here Continue Reading »

Revolution! Fairmount Temple chosen as site for B’nai Mitzvah Revolution in Cleveland – Cantor Sager

Posted on September 13, 2012

Today I am a man!” It is immediately recognizable. It is a cultural phenomenon. It is a term known to Jews and non-Jews alike and a source of endless jokes, of too-frequent and ostentatious excess, of caricature and misunderstanding. It has become so ubiquitous in the media that both The Simpsons and Frasier have featured Continue Reading »

Meeting the needs of all learners

Posted on July 12, 2012

Some people ask what in the world we do all summer in the Religious School office!  As many of you have seen when you’ve been here, we’re busy processing registrations, ordering supplies, writing grants, planning programs, aligning outcomes with goals, studying curriculum, and creating calendars and schedules, just to name a few things.  An article came Continue Reading »

Grandma’s Seder Plate: It’s Not the Story You Think It Is

Posted on June 26, 2012

The plate came into my possession along with many artifacts from my late Grandmother when my Dad was moving to a new house years ago. Several things were set aside for me: a hand-crocheted blanket of many colors, delicate lace pieces, faded photos and the plate that my Dad described as a “brass souvenir from Continue Reading »

Welcome to the New Religious School Blog!

Posted on May 14, 2012

Shalom!  Thanks for taking a minute to visit our new blog!   Here is where you’ll be able to find upcoming Religious School events, dates, and calendar information.   You’ll also be find policy information and all Religious School forms, along with contact information for our staff.  You’ll also find excerpts from our students and teachers about Continue Reading »