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One for you, One for me, and One for the Jewish People

Posted on April 22, 2020

Rabbi Joshua Caruso shared these remarks during the April 20 Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration. The link to the entire streamed ceremony can be found here.   Shalom, everyone. On behalf of Rabbi Nosanchuk, Cantor Sager and Rabbi Chernow-Reader, and the lay leadership of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, we are honored to virtually host tonight’s commemoration of Yom HaShoah. Continue Reading »

Your Turn to Teach

Posted on January 27, 2020

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is  shared by Susan Ringel who teaches our 4th grade Parent-Child Hebrew program.  Pictured next to her is student Rachel Klein holding the graph that she and her dad presented with their question, see below. In all of the classrooms in our Continue Reading »

You Can Make an Impact In Israel

Posted on January 23, 2020

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is shared by Senior Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk and our Past President Dr. Tom Abelson.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or to share with others by Continue Reading »

Life on the Other Side of the Green Line: A Call for Vigilance and Hope

Posted on May 5, 2019

  Life on the Other Side of the Green Line: A Call for Vigilance and Hope By Rabbi Joshua L. Caruso – Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Acharei Mot – May 3, 2019   Shabbat Shalom. We join together in solidarity tonight with heavy hearts. We have hopes to find uplift on this Shabbat, and that Continue Reading »

Why Am I Here? A Reflection on Remembering Shabbat on Nov. 9, 1939 and 2018

Posted on November 19, 2018

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk at the Shabbat Service on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or to share with Continue Reading »

Building Hope, One Plank at a Time

Posted on November 7, 2018

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Joshua Caruso on Friday, Nov. 2, the first Shabbat following the horrific shootings in the Pittsburgh synagogue.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media Continue Reading »

Pursuing Justice Justly – Stern Social Action Speaker Justice Rebecca Dallet

Posted on October 4, 2018

This message on “If Not Now, When?,” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is from 2018 Yom Kippur Stern Social Action speaker, Justice Rebecca Dallet.  We encourage you to comment below or to share the link on social media to continue the important conversation it engenders. Introduction of Justice Dallet from Melissa Yasinow: Continue Reading »

If It Be Your Will – Rabbi Andi Berlin

Posted on September 25, 2018

This message on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Rabbi Andi Berlin, guest rabbi for the Fairmount Temple clergy team during the High Holy Days, and was shared on Yom Kippur, 2018. We encourage you to comment below or to share the Continue Reading »

Succeeding as a “hevruta” – Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader

Posted on September 25, 2018

This post on If Not Now, When?, the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, is the sermon shared by Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader on Yom Kippur, 2018.  We encourage you to share comments below, or to post the link to this post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter, or to share with others by Continue Reading »

Power Part II – Rabbi Andi Berlin

Posted on September 25, 2018

This message on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is adapted from the sermon shared by Rabbi Andi Berlin, guest rabbi for the Fairmount Temple clergy team during the High Holy Days, and was shared on Yom Kippur, 2018. We encourage you to comment below or to share the Continue Reading »