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Social Action/GCC

I Felt Conspicuous – Rabbi Joshua Caruso on the Upcoming MLK Weekend Observance at Fairmount Temple and Trinity Cathedral

Posted on January 7, 2014

This post to “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Rabbi Caruso to help preview and highlight some of the topics we will address and challenges we face as we each year work with our partners at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on important faith-community observances, dedicated to celebrating Continue Reading »

The First Anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Shootings – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 16, 2013

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is excerpted from the keynote address shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at the Cleveland Commemoration of the Sandy Hook Shootings, sponsored by the Multi-Faith Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, held at the Church of the Covenant, Euclid Avenue, in Continue Reading »

A Call to Remember JFK’s Values and Not Only The Way He Died – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, November 22, 2013

Posted on November 23, 2013

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?’ is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Shabbat Vayeshev – Friday, November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We encourage you to share this post widely, to comment below and in other venues and continue this valuable Continue Reading »

Being Jewish is Something You Do – Fairmount Temple Middle School Teacher Lindsay Marcus

Posted on October 2, 2013

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the remarks shared by Lindsay Marcus, who moderated our annual Stern Social Action Lecture on Yom Kippur, assisted by Amy Garnitz. We encourage you to respond below, to forward or post these words as a way of Continue Reading »

We Remember 9/11 – cross-posted from ReformJudaism.org

Posted on September 11, 2013

This brief but poignant blog post is cross-posted from the ReformJudaism.org website and the blog JanetheWriterWrites.  The writer is the executive writer and editor at the Union for Reform Judaism. Additional writings can be seen on her blog, JanetheWriter Writes. We are posting it here on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Continue Reading »

Here I Am, Send Me! : Reflections from Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Cleveland’s Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Posted on August 28, 2013

Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk spoke on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, as an honorary co-chair of Cleveland’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held August 28, 1963, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Jewish community was jointly represented by Rabbi Nosanchuk and Rabbi Continue Reading »

An Opportunity to Begin Elul in Reflection – Rabbi Joshua Caruso on upcoming guest speaker Yvonne Pointer

Posted on August 8, 2013

“I witnessed two miracles in the month of May. First was that Georgina, Amanda and Michelle were found, and second was the arrest in Gloria’s case. So I do believe in miracles. You’ve just got to keep hope alive. These are the words of local Cleveland author, activist and motivational speaker Yvonne Pointer. This week 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 »

Optimism, Motivation and Hope at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Posted on May 21, 2013

Fairmount Temple congregant and high school student Eric Giesler joined Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk in Washington, DC at the Consultation on Conscience of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in April 2013. Eric’s participation in this conferenence was supported by the Darnovsky/Bonder Fund and the Maurice H. Shapiro Consultation on Conscience Fund of Fairmount Temple. Continue Reading »