Social Action/GCC

We Will Rise To Stop Gun Violence – Rabbi Nosanchuk’s Words at the April 8 Rally at Cleveland City Hall

Posted on April 8, 2013

This entry to “If Not Now, When?” our interactive blog, is excerpted from the remarks of Fairmount Temple’s Senior Rabbi, Robert Nosanchuk on Monday, April 8 at a demonstration on the steps of Cleveland’s City Hall. Together with Mayor Jackson, US Attorney Dettelbach, Chief of Police McGrath, members of the Cleveland City Council, gun safety Continue Reading »

My Abortion, My Life – a post by guest speaker Dallas Schubert

Posted on January 26, 2013

This post is excerpted from the remarks of Dallas Schubert, guest speaker at Shabbat worship on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Her presentation about the “My Abortion, My Life” campaign ( is part of a month-long series of activities at temple honoring the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe Continue Reading »

Reversing the Trend: Rabbi Nosanchuk on Taking Action about Gun Violence

Posted on January 17, 2013

Due to the recent (January 16, 2013) announcement by the White House of an array of proposals and executive actions on responding to gun violence, and the array of congregants who are each week contacting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s office regarding our taking action, we are posting Rabbi Nosanchuk’s column from the forthcoming February Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Continue Reading »

Lighting the Menorah after Such Darkness Has Touched Our Nation: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on December 15, 2012

Many are asking: how to finish celebrating Chanukah? How can we light the menorah and celebrate these last two nights, as news begins to pour in about another, yet uniquely horrific incident of violence in our country, this time in an elementary school in Newtown, CT, where young children, educators and staff were killed.  Rabbi Continue Reading »

Medicaid Expansion – From our Fairmount Temple GCC Healthcare Team Co-Chair Mitch Wasserman

Posted on December 11, 2012

This brief post, offered by Mitch Wasserman, the co-chair of our Healthcare Team at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, in our community organizing work through Greater Cleveland Congregations. In this post, we seek to inform and engender discussion among us, leading to our participation at an upcoming healthcare assembly on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:00p.m., with Continue Reading »


Posted on November 12, 2012

Becky Raskind, a graduate of Fairmount Temple’s Religious School, and daughter to our members, Peter and Julie Raskind, keeps a blog about her experiences with the Council on International Exchange (CIEE). CIEE is a non-profit NGO, whose mission is “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent Continue Reading »

A Journey to Remember in Cuba: Cantor Sarah J. Sager and our Fairmount Temple Trip to Cuba

Posted on November 10, 2012

This blog post is excerpted from the remarks on Kabbalat Shabbat at Fairmount Temple, of Friday, November 9, 2012, of Cantor Sarah J. Sager, upon return from  leading the Fairmount Temple first-ever trip to Cuba. We encourage you to share, respond and ask questions of Cantor Sager below, so that she and other members of Continue Reading »

Different Hands, Same Soul: My Visit to El Salvador with American Jewish World Service – Student Rabbi Scott Fox

Posted on October 7, 2012

Our student rabbi Scott Fox shared the following teachings at Shabbat Services on Friday, September 28, 2012, at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Scott participated this summer in a visit to Ciudad Romero in El Salvador, a trip sponsored by American Jewish World Service. He is returning to Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple for his 2nd year, and the Continue Reading »

An Armed Amalek: Why We Must Not Stand Idly By – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Yom Kippur Sermon 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012

(Pictured above) – The FHN 57, a popular weapon at local gun stores, nicknamed the “cop-killer” based on its lethal capacity to pierce police body armor. Rabbi Nosanchuk wore a police body vest pierced by a powerful rifle round during his remarks, in order to raise awareness among community members about the dangers of inaction Continue Reading »

Today You, Tomorrow Me – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk: Rosh Hashanah Morning 5773

Posted on September 18, 2012

Below is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Monday, September 17, 2012. These remarks were shared at the congregational service for Rosh Hashanah morning at the beginning of 5773. We offer them below for your comments and interpretations, for you to share and link with others, here on Continue Reading »