A Letter From Our Rabbis

Dear Cantor:

We hope you will consider becoming our Cantor at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple beginning in July 2020. We are seeking a clergy partner with whom to co-create and inspire a vibrant future for our synagogue. We are eager to be moved by the sacred music a new Cantor will share with us. Please look through this online introduction to help learn more about the commitments of our synagogue and opportunities to enhance your life here in the Cleveland area.

Rob is beginning his tenth year as Senior Rabbi and Josh is beginning his 18th.  When our current Cantor Sarah Sager transitions next summer, she will have completed an unprecedented 40-year tenure!  We expect our next teammate will also flourish here for many years.  

Our clergy functions as a collaborative leadership team. demonstrating to the congregation how precious the relationship between a rabbi and cantor is for the worship, pastoral and educational life of our synagogue. We are dedicated to building our synagogue’s program leading to B’nai Mitzvah. It is our hope that our new cantor will manage this program, while cultivating relationships with our young congregants and their families.

Our future Cantor will be a thoughtful pastor, a respectful and patient listener, a comforting presence to our members, and a person who conveys a passion for Jewish education, activism, and identity. This “relational” skill set will help our members experience Judaism through their new Cantor as a source of strength in their lives.

We are conducting our search through the Joint Cantorial Placement Commission of the Union for Reform Judaism and the American Conference of Cantors. Yet we, your clergy colleagues, our search team chairs and temple leadership are here to help respond to questions you may have about living, leading and thriving as a Jewish leader here at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and in Cleveland.

L’shalom al Yisrael,

Robert A. Nosanchuk
Senior Rabbi                                      

Joshua L. Caruso