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The Internal Enemy on 9/11 – A D’var Torah reposted from Rabbi Laura Geller

Posted on September 11, 2012

This post is reposted from a post by Rabbi Laura Geller, our rabbinical colleague at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, CA, from Huffingtonpost.com. We present it to you as a reflection from Torah on September 11, eleven years after the tragic day in 2001 when our nation was struck by terror. May we never forget. Continue Reading »

How To Make a Rosh Hashanah Challah – A Video Tutorial

Posted on September 6, 2012

With Rosh Hashanah coming, here is a simple sweet blog post on “If Not Now, When?” just containing a you-tube video link, reposted from RJ Blog, where Jewish chef Tina Wasserman guides you if you would like to make a special traditional Rosh Hashanah round challah. We hope you’ll enjoy and may the new year be sweet, and filled Continue Reading »

LGBT Pride and Civil Rights: A Presentation at Fairmount’s Pride Shabbat by Matt Nosanchuk of the Department of Justice

Posted on August 21, 2012

Matt Nosanchuk, a cousin of our Senior Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, served as our guest speaker at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple this past June on Friday, June 22, 2012. He spoke about his work in the civil rights division of the Department of Justice, as a senior counselor to the Attorney General and the Obama Administration Continue Reading »

Group of Religious School Teachers Attends Summer Conference – very worthwhile!

Posted on July 23, 2012

This annual “Teacher-to-Teacher” conference drew more than 300 educators from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, and some from all over the country! It was held in Detroit this year, with the theme “Reaching for Heaven, Standing on Earth.” So many workshops were offered over the four days that it was hard to choose! I most enjoyed Continue Reading »

Can Society Have All of a Woman? – Guest Post by Amy Schiller, Young Adult from Fairmount Temple

Posted on July 17, 2012

Our congregant Amy Schiller, who lives in New York and grew up at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple shared this teaching as a d’var Torah at Congregation Shir HaMaalot (Prospect and Crown Heights Minyan) at Shabbat Services, Friday, July 13, 2012. We post it here to continue to grow our dialogue on Parshat Pinchas in the Continue Reading »

One More Test Post

Posted on June 21, 2012

If you see this in your ACFT Facebook feed, please let me know: leah@studioyoudesign.com – THANKS!

If Not Now, When?: Our Blog

Posted on May 18, 2012

“If Not Now, When?” Our new Anshe Chesed blog takes its name from one of three questions posed by Rabbi Hillel centuries ago. The other two questions were: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” and “If I am only for myself, what am I?” To all of us at Anshe Chesed, “If Not Continue Reading »