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Archive: May 2014

Does Shavuot Exist? – Cantor Sarah Sager

Posted on May 24, 2014

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the Shabbat presentation by Cantor Sarah Sager on Friday, May 23, 2014. In this Shabbat sermon, she is raising a conversation about the meaning of Shavuot in the context of Jewish festivals and Reform Judaism, and the 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 ReformJudaism.org 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 »

Jack Black and the Pintele Yid – Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5773

Posted on September 20, 2012

Below is the Sermon from Rabbi Joshua Caruso at Erev Rosh Hashanah in the Contemporary Service at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Sunday, September 16, 2012. We invite you to share your responses, forward and share these remarks with others, as we seek to engender discussion and dialogue on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog Continue Reading »

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, New Reform Movement President on Hope for the Jewish Future

Posted on June 12, 2012

In recent days, Rabbi Rick Jacobs was installed as President of the Union for Reform Judaism, our national organization of Reform movement synaogues. In commenting on the Torah portion Shelach Lecha, he said: Like  Caleb and Joshua, I acknowledge the obstacles facing the Jewish community. And  like them I do not doubt that we can Continue Reading »