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Learning from the Past by Retelling the Stories of our People

Posted on May 10, 2023

Noah Zelin, graduate of Fairmount Temple’s Religious School and recipient of the Rabbi Barnett Brickner Award, delivered D’var Torah at the May 5, 2023, Shabbat Service which included the Religious School graduation ceremony. Shabbat Shalom! As we are gathered here to honor this year’s graduating 12th grade class, I’ve thought back on the impact Fairmount Continue Reading »

Praying for Someone Who Challenges Us

Posted on September 20, 2021

Noah Zelin, president of ACTY (Anshe Chesed Temple Youth), shared the following remarks at the ACTY-led Kol Nidre service on Sept. 15, 2021. Good evening and thank you for tuning in to our teen-led Kol Nidre service. Just a couple days ago many of us here went to our first night of religious school. I Continue Reading »

My Most Powerful High School Semester Happened in Israel: Sydney Eisenberg on NFTY’s EIE in Israel

Posted on October 29, 2015

This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks shared by Sydney Eisenberg, a student in our religious school, at Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) on Friday, October 16, 2015 when she spoke at services about her high school semester in Israel. We encourage you Continue Reading »

The Selfie: A Rosh Hashanah Reflection by Rabbi Joshua Caruso – September 13, 2015

Posted on September 15, 2015

This post to “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Rabbi Joshua Caruso at Rosh Hashanah Contemporary Worship of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. We invite you to respond by making comments below, or to share this post widely on Continue Reading »

What Jewish Community Means To Me: 12th Grade Student Jacob Josell at Religious School Graduation

Posted on May 4, 2015

  This post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, are the remarks of Fairmount Temple 12th grade student, Jacob Josell, shared at the graduation service from our Fairmount Temple Religious School on Monday, May 4, 2015. We encourage you to comment below, or to share post on social media Continue Reading »

My Connection to Global Jewish Peoplehood – Sydney Lapin at Fairmount Temple’s Shabbat Atid (“The Future”)

Posted on March 12, 2015

This blog post on “If Not Now, When?” the interactive blog of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple is excerpted from the remarks of Sydney Lapin, a 12th grade student in our Fairmount Temple Religious School, at Shabbat Atid (“The Future”) our new service co-led by religious school students, musicians and our Fairmount Temple clergy, on March 6, Continue Reading »

Summer Camp: Coming and Going

Posted on July 16, 2013

Hugs, laughter, kids full of stories…it’s just another summer camp session ending!  Many kids who attended first sessions of Jewish overnight camps have returned home recently bubbling with anecdotes about everything from their great cabin and amazing camp staff to new friendships and more.   According to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, “The impact of Jewish Continue Reading »

Yearnings: Jerusalem & the Onset of Teen Rebellion

Posted on July 3, 2013

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, we also wept, when we remembered Zion.”           Tehillim (Psalms) Chapter 137, line 1 It is the one year anniversary of my first trip to Israel, and I have Jerusalem on my mind.  I am drawn back to the Tehillim (Psalms), as I have been Continue Reading »

Reflections on Hebrew High School Graduation – post by Lauren Smith, 12th Grade Fairmount Temple Brickner Award Winner

Posted on May 25, 2013

This blog post is excerpted from the thoughts shared by 2013 Religious School graduate Lauren Smith at the May 6, 2013 Graduation and Evening Worship Service, led by the entire class. Lauren Smith was selected to share these thoughts at graduation as a result of her having been chosen as the 12th grade winner of Continue Reading »

Are You Ready? – Charge by Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk to Confirmation Class of 2013 at Fairmount Temple

Posted on May 24, 2013

These remarks are excerpted from Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk’s charge to our 2013 Confirmation Class, at Shabbat and Confirmation Worship held on Friday, May 17, 2013. We encourage you to post, share, or respond to these remarks, and to consider the questions of readiness to encounter the world’s challenges as our young adults do, having confirmed Continue Reading »