April 12, 2024 -

Upcoming Events

Our in-person Shabbat Evening Services are being held at Fairmount Temple in both the Hilda Bogomolny Faigin Activity Center and the Bonda Chapel.  Services are also  live-streamed here and on our YouTube Channel.    

Shabbat Morning Torah Study, 9:15 am, via Zoom 
Join a compelling and engaging study of the weekly Torah portion by Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum. Great for all learners. Temple members can RSVP for Zoom link to AdultEd@fairmounttemple.org,

Wednesday Morning Learning, 9:15 am, via Zoom – April 17 and (Tuesday) April 23  at 9:15 am – The Fours of the Passover Seder.  Each session delves into one set of “four” found in the Haggadah: cups, questions, children, and mothers, exploring different windows into the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Join fellow adult members for a meaningful class to enhance your understanding of Passover. The final session on Tuesday, April 23, to be concluded with abbreviated prayers for the first morning of the Passover holiday. To register, Fairmount Temple members can email AdultEd@fairmounttemple.org.

PASSOVER
Special Passover Adult Study followed by an abbreviated ritual for the first morning of Passover, Tuesday, April 23, 9:15 am  – Join Rabbi Caruso on Zoom for this special morning of adult study, The Fours of the Passover Seder. After the study session, we will continue with abbreviated morning prayers for the first day of Passover, including the recitation of Hallel prayers of gratitude. For Zoom link, temple members should email AdultEd@fairmounttemple.org.

Yizkor Memorial Service for the Conclusion of Passover, Sunday, April 28, 6:15 pm in the Bonda Chapel – This intimate in-person gathering for the conclusion of Passover allows us to draw upon memories of people in our families and communities whose lives have been a blessing to us. Join us in the Bonda Chapel for Yizkor Memorial prayers and special liturgical readings for the conclusion of Passover. This Service will also be live-streamed here. 

CANTOR VLADIMIR LAPIN PERFORMS BLOCH’S SACRED SERVICE (Avodath HaKodesh) May 2 and May 5
Our Cantor Lapin has been chosen to perform this beautiful work alongside the Kent State University Orchestra and Choirs on both May 2 and May 5, 2024! Ernest Bloch’s composition Sacred Service (Avodath HaKodesh) stands as a monumental work within the realm of Jewish liturgical music and the broad history of music composition. Commissioned in the 1930s, Sacred Service marked a departure from traditional liturgical music in the context of Reform Jewish prayers. Bloch incorporated elements of synagogue chant, cantorial melodies, and biblical texts in rich orchestral and choral framework. 

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WOMEN OF FAIRMOUNT TEMPLE FUNDRAISERS
Women of Fairmount Temple, together with Aurora-based baker Breadlove, are coordinating a new fundraiser to help us break bread after Passover. Twenty percent of each purchase will be donated to the Nosanchuk-Berger Melanoma and Cancer Research Fund, established by Rabbi Nosanchuk & Joanie Berger at the Taussig Cancer Center of the Cleveland Clinic. You can place your order HERE for the delicious breads, from challah to chocolate ganache babka, while raising funds for cancer research. Deadline to order is Friday, April 12, with pickup at Fairmount Temple on April 30. Questions? Contact Paula Dreyfuss here!

PLANT SALE: The annual plant sale sponsored by WFT is underway! It will support the Women of Fairmount Temple’s Orkin Touch & Tell Fund in memory of Sheilah Orkin, a beloved member of WFT and Fairmount Temple Life Trustee who recently died. Order deadline for the plant sale is Friday, April 19, and plant pick-up at Fairmount Temple will be Friday, May 10, right before Mother’s Day.  To order online, click here.

UPCOMING CARING COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Spread Joy with Flowers, Friday, May 10, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Temple volunteers at BigHearted Blooms, 5122 St. Clair Ave., to repurpose discarded flowers from weddings or stores into new arrangements that will be delivered to people in hospitals or nursing homes.

To volunteer, reach out to Caring Community Coordinator Wendy Jacobson at Wjacobson@fairmounttemple.org or 216-464-1330.

BUILDING COMMUNITY – 
Fertility Support Group –
Recognizing that infertility is a difficult journey for many, this monthly Fertility Journey Support Group is an opportunity for those experiencing fertility challenges to feel support and strength from each other. To learn more about this series, which begins April 7, reach out to Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum at emuhlbaum@fairmounttemple.org.

Bayit Circle: Establishing a Jewish Home in Community – Have you wondered what it means to create a Jewish home? Join together with other folks establishing Jewish homes to learn more about what it means to reflect your Jewish identity at home, from physical markers like a mezuzah to rituals marking Jewish moments and beyond. This circle is great for people who are single, moving in together, engaged or married, and/or in interfaith relationships. To learn more about this program which will be home-hosted,  contact Yael Casselberry at ycasselberry@fairmounttemple.org