Grieving For Israel

Posted on October 16, 2023

Rabbi Joshua Caruso shared the following sermon, “Grieving for Israel,” at the Friday, Oct. 13, Shabbat Evening Service, the Shabbat that followed the horrific attack on Israel by Hamas. Years ago, a colleague of mine spoke at a rabbinical conference. He talked about how inspirational the youth were at his temple. He talked about stopping Continue Reading »

Lead Me Into The Mystery

Posted on September 18, 2023

This sermon, Lead me Into the Mystery, was shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Rosh Hashanah Morning, September 16, 2023. Back when I was in seminary, I got an invite to a much-anticipated public reading of a new translation of the Torah by the scholar, Everett Fox. This was a big deal because Fox was Continue Reading »

We Have So Much To Be Proud of This Year!

Posted on September 18, 2023

At our Erev Rosh Hashanah,  September 15, 2023, Fairmount Temple Board President Michele Krantz shared some words of appreciation and updates on our exploration talks with The Temple-Tifereth Israel: At Fairmount, as in many reform congregations, it is tradition for the President of the congregation to make a speech at Rosh Hashanah. In fact, the Continue Reading »

Et La’asot Ladonai: Now Is a Time for Action

Posted on September 16, 2023

This sermon, Et La’asot Ladonai: Now Is a Time for Action, was shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk on Erev Rosh Hashanah,  September 15, 2023. You can also listen/watch the video here of  Rabbi Nosanchuk sharing sermon.  Nearly everywhere you look in Judaism you find the message life is traveled on a linear path. A meditation Continue Reading »

Sharing Updates with Regards to Our April 13 Fire

Posted on June 14, 2023

We have heard from many friends who are concerned how we’re doing following our April 13 Fairmount Temple fire.  We want to keep you informed as we move along this journey of repair and restoration. Below you’ll find some answers to questions we know you have.  If you have other questions or concerns, please reach Continue Reading »

Reflections from Recent Interfaith Program

Posted on June 5, 2023

Cantor Laureate Sarah Sager Reflects on the Recent Women of Fairmount Temple’s Program with Our Sisters’ Keepers On Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Women of Fairmount Temple hosted a gathering of members of a unique organization in our city – Our Sisters’ Keepers.  This is a women’s interfaith group started in 2017 by women from Continue Reading »

True Privilege of Serving as a Poll Observer

Posted on November 3, 2022

Cantor Laureate Sarah Sager shared her in recent virtual meditation/reflection (found here), her positive experience of serving a poll observer during early voting. Although I was nervous about doing it for two days in advance, I had the true privilege of serving as a poll observer during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Continue Reading »

Remembering David Berger…

Posted on September 6, 2022

These reflections were shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso during the during the Friday, Sept. 2, 2022,  Shabbat Evening Service: Remembering David Berger:     On one fateful day in 1972, Jim McKay, ABC’s Olympic broadcasting anchor, shared the impossible news just after 3 am in the morning: I’ve just gotten the final word. When I Continue Reading »

Shabbat Metzora

Posted on April 27, 2022

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum during the April 8 Shabbat Evening Service. Shabbat shalom, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here tonight in our Mandel Sanctuary with those of you who are here in person, and all of you joining Continue Reading »

Your Turn to Teach on Zoom!

Posted on June 28, 2021

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, was written by Susan Ringel, a teacher in our Fairmount Temple Religious School. Near the conclusion of our full year of learning over Zoom, 2020-21, I offered the following home learning task to the 4th and 5th Grade Parent Child Hebrew Class, and the Continue Reading »