Social Action/GCC

The Social Weal – A post from recent Adult Bar Mitzvah at Fairmount Temple, Thomas Roese

Posted on September 8, 2012

This D’var Torah on our Torah portion Ki Teitzei, was offered by Tom Roese at his August 31, 2012 adult Bar Mitzvah at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. We invite reply and dialogue on Tom’s offering, and encourage those interested in the next Adult Bar Mitzvah class to come to a sample session and information night Continue Reading »

“Of Farms, Faith, and Foreign Policy: Choosing Our Next President” by Fairmount Temple Stern Social Action Lecturer – Dr. Chris Seiple

Posted on August 31, 2012

Dr. Chris Seiple is the President of the Institute on Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. He will be presenting the annual Stern Social Action lecture during our Yom Kippur observances at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on September 26th. His title for his talk on Yom Kippur is: “Engaging the Other on the Global and Local Continue Reading »

Psalm 150 in Spanish – My Experiences as a Student Rabbi in El Salvador by Scott Fox

Posted on August 8, 2012

Psalm 150 sounds different in Spanish.  Singing from a small worn hymnal, an El Salvadorian pastor sang us songs from his tradition while we stood, a group of sweaty, dirt ridden and inspired young rabbinical students from across the United States, in a circle.  After a short while, his father and daughter joined in on Continue Reading »

The Silence Heard From Munich

Posted on July 27, 2012

The Silence Heard from Munich – July 27, 2012 By Rabbi Joshua L. Caruso Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, Ohio   Silence. Silence can be observed for the sweet and for the bitter. Its palpable presence can drive home a message of meaning, surpassing anything uttered in words. And silence can be chilling…when it’s used Continue Reading »

Our Spirits Shaken by Senseless Violence, We Pray for Peace to Commence

Posted on July 20, 2012

Rabbi Nosanchuk offered this prayer tonight at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to introduce a prayer for healing and peace, in light of the terror attack which murdered Israeli tourists in Bulgaria this week, and the horrible gun violence which erupted in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, just before the beginning of Shabbat on Friday, Continue Reading »

Student Rabbi Scott Fox in El Salvador this summer with AJWS

Posted on June 11, 2012

Today I’m starting on a very exciting journey to El Salvador organized by the American Jewish World Service!  I was selected to be a part of the Rabbinical Student’s Delegation to the country to serve as ambassadors to the community in El Salvador. Together we are traveling to the region of Cuidad Romero to work Continue Reading »

Rabbi Nosanchuk – Testimony to Field Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee – Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

Posted on May 13, 2012

Testimony to Field Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee –  Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Robert A. Nosanchuk, Monday, May 7, 2012 My name is Robert Nosanchuk, I am a U.S. citizen, resident of Ohio, and the Senior Rabbi of the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, a leading institution of Reform Judaism, and of the Continue Reading »