Archive: July 2012

The power of Jewish Music – A post by Fairmount Temple guest musician Doug Cotler

Posted on July 5, 2012

Why did I pursue life in Jewish music and the Cantorate? Like so many others, my grandmother’s first step in America was on Ellis Island. It was 1905. She was 15. She had left her parents in Russia, in a shelter just outside Slutsk, now a major industrial city, but then a small community not too far Continue Reading »

Shabbat Rituals at Home

Posted on June 5, 2012

Today’s post by rabbinical student Leah Citrin on the Union for Reform Judaism blog is all about Shabbat rituals you can incorporate at home.  Post is HERE. As Jews, we get to celebrate a holiday each and every week—how lucky are we! What’s even better is that it is a holiday that is meant to be Continue Reading »