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Social Action/GCC

Crossing Eight Mile to Defeat Racial Injustice

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 Robert Nosanchuk on Rosh Hashanah, 2020.  The‌ ‌late‌ ‌U.S.‌ ‌Congressman‌ ‌John‌ ‌Lewis‌ ‌once‌ ‌said:‌ ‌“You‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌tell‌ ‌the‌ ‌whole‌ ‌truth,‌ ‌the‌ ‌good,‌ ‌the‌ ‌bad,‌ ‌and‌ ‌maybe‌ ‌some‌ ‌things‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌uncomfortable‌ ‌for‌ ‌some‌ ‌people.”‌ ‌I‌ Continue Reading »

Pursuing Justice Justly – Stern Social Action Speaker Justice Rebecca Dallet

Posted on October 4, 2018

This message on “If Not Now, When?,” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is from 2018 Yom Kippur Stern Social Action speaker, Justice Rebecca Dallet.  We encourage you to comment below or to share the link on social media to continue the important conversation it engenders. Introduction of Justice Dallet from Melissa Yasinow: Continue Reading »

A Better Way to A Better Land: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk Speaks on Why He Opposes the Q Renovation Deal as Proposed

Posted on April 17, 2017

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Shabbat Hagadol services on Friday, April 7, 2017. We encourage you to respond with comments or questions below, and to share if you wish to raise awareness in the community. Continue Reading »

Why Atone for Racism – Rachel Laser, Stern Social Action Lecture at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Yom Kippur 2016

Posted on October 14, 2016

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the presentation shared by Rachel Laser at the Stern Social Action Lecture on Yom Kippur at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, October 12, 2016. Rachel Laser is former deputy director of the Religious Action Center of Continue Reading »

Permanent Record – Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Yom Kippur 2016 – Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple

Posted on October 14, 2016

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Yom Kippur morning in the congregational service at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, OH. We encourage you to post questions or comments below, and to share the link Continue Reading »

Who By Water: Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader – Yom Kippur, Sep. 23, 2015

Posted on September 29, 2015

This entry on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is the sermon from Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader, at the Yom Kippur Morning in the Contemporary Service at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We encourage you to re-post this to social media such as Facebook or Twitter, send the link to family and friends, Continue Reading »

Who Lives And Who Dies – Ohio’s Death Penalty: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Kol Nidre Sermon, Sep. 22, 2015

Posted on September 25, 2015

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is the sermon from Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Kol Nidre Worship in the Congregational service for Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, September 22, 2015. We encourage you to share it on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, and with others Continue Reading »

The Selfie: A Rosh Hashanah Reflection by Rabbi Joshua Caruso – September 13, 2015

Posted on September 15, 2015

This post to “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Joshua Caruso at Rosh Hashanah Contemporary Worship of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. We invite you to respond by making comments below, or to share this post widely on Continue Reading »

Responding to Baltimore and Beyond: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of Fairmount Temple

Posted on May 4, 2015

Who said the following words? “It is dangerous for society to ignore the pain and passion now pouring out of the black community. We had better understand it…for black mistrust isn’t solely the result of an occasional perceived miscarriage of justice…Many…are convinced that there is a national campaign at work to undo whatever progress has Continue Reading »

Shave for the Brave

Posted on February 24, 2014

In this article below, which is featured in the March Bulletin, Rabbi Caruso shares why he is going to “Shave for the Brave.” We encourage you to comment below, to share or post it widely so as to engender conversation on the valuable topics it raises for us in the temple community and in the Continue Reading »