Archive: October 2016

Can’t Do This Alone – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Kol Nidre at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple- 2016

Posted on October 14, 2016

A nice Jewish girl brings home her fiancé to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. He invites the fiancé to his study for a little schnapps. “So what are your plans?” the father asks him.   “I am a Torah scholar,” he replies. “A Torah Continue Reading »

Why Judaism? Questions And Answers On Jewish Faith – Rabbi Joshua Caruso

Posted on September 6, 2014

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the presentation shared at Shabbat Worship on Friday, September 5, 2014 by Rabbi Joshua Caruso. As the text of Rabbi Caruso’s presentation describes, we encourage questions, responses and for you to share the text of this Continue Reading »

When God is Trivialized – Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism

Posted on July 12, 2013

This offering is cross-posted from the website, and was offered by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the President of the Union for Reform Judaism, the umbrella organization for the Reform Jewish movement, to which Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is a long-time member. Please respond to the post below or share it with others, as we foster Continue Reading »

A Treasure Right Here With Us- Our Yearning to Draw Near to God: Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Posted on March 5, 2013

This post is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at Shabbat Ki Tisa, March 1, 2013, at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. It is based on this article, “What We Mean When We Say God,” published by Rabbi Joseph Meszler, and Chasidic teachings on yearning for the proper way in which Continue Reading »

The Safe Deposit Box of Memory: A Yizkor Teaching – Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Yom Kippur 2012

Posted on October 8, 2012

  The remarks below were shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk as a Yizkor Memorial Service teaching on September 26, 2012 as part of Yom Kippur worship at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. They were partially inspired by performer Billy Crystal’s life’s story, 700 Sundays (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2005.) We encourage you to share this Continue Reading »