3 to 5 CREATING CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE
The 3 to 5 Creating Connections Committee...
Invites you to attend an upcoming Special Interest Group event. Not only will you have fun, but you are likely to make new friends as well! You can choose from hiking and reflecting, sharing great food, seeing and discussing a movie, drinking craft beer, or socializing with new friends (whether you have young children or are an empty nester). Please join us for any or all of these wonderful activities! For more information, please contact Denis Cohen, Creating Connections Group co-chair, or a group organizer listed below.
Empty Nesters' Wine Tasting
Tuesday, October 24 | 6:00 pm
Jansen Restaurant, Chestnut Hill
7402 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
David Jansen is formerly the longtime chef at the Four Seasons' Fountain Restaurant. The art and science of the winemaking process will be showcased in the samplings that will titillate the palate and tantalize the senses. Jansen is pleased to partner with the Stanek Gallery in Olde City to present an installation of works of art that will be on display that evening. $30 per person, payable to Jansen, on site, at the time of the event. Please RSVP directly to Jansen: 267-335-5041. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Once you RSVP to Jansen, please let Empty Nester co-chairs contact Janet Handleman or Jennie Nemroff, know that you plan to attend and we will meet you there!
Couples Club: Dinner and Drinks at Tired Hands
Saturday, October 21 | 8:00 pm
Tired Hands Fermentaria
35 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore
The next MLRT Couples Club event is Dinner and Drinks at Tired Hands. Join old friends and make new ones. Leave the kids at home and take an Uber. The first 36 people are in! All MLRT members with kids in either Religious School or our School for Early Childhood Education are invited. $45 per person for 3 course dinner (includes tax and tip). Please pay in advance. Drinks are extra. Please RSVP by 10/18 to Scott Ginesin, 610-724-3144.
Cinema Club: Potluck Dinner & Discussion
Sunday, October 29 | 6:00 pm
Home of Lynn & Lane Spector
1535 Waverly Road, Gladwyne
“Victoria and Abdul,” a fascinating true story that is entertaining, moving and will make you smile, is playing at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. See the movie at your leisure and then plan to come together to meet new friends and discuss the movie. Please RSVP for dinner no later than Wednesday, October 25 to Lynn Spector.
Craft Beer Group
Sunday, October 29 | 7:00 pm
Home of Laurel & Bruce & Laurel Newman
620 Black Rock Road, Bryn Mawr
Calling all beer lovers! We will be bringing Fall/Octoberfest/Pumpkin style beers to share with one another. It's a great way to try new beers and meet new people. Please contact Lauren Baldys for more information. Members and ECE families are all welcome.
MLRT Cooks: Soups On…Shabbat!
Friday, November 10 | 6:15 pm
Home of Bonnie & Elliott Schulman
616 Greythorne Road, Wynnewood
MLRT Foodies - Join us for Sabbath candle lighting...and soup! Fall is the perfect time for soup! Put on your aprons, bring out your ladles, and bring your favorite homemade soup (in a pot, enough for small tastings) to share among our Foodie friends. We will have challah; feel free to bring a bottle of wine for Kiddush to enjoy with the soups, and desserts. Services at MLRT start at 8:00 pm, so you will have time to do both. Please RSVP to Bonnie Schulman to confirm you are coming. This should be lots of fun…and delicious!
Shabbat Morning in Nature with Rabbi Newburge
Saturday, November 11 | 8:30 am
Take some time to enjoy the fall weather and join Rabbi Newburge and fellow congregants for services while we walk and talk under the trees. Meet in the MLRT parking lot at 8:30 am sharp to carpool or caravan to our hiking spot. This month, explore the walking trails at the Haverford Reserve. For questions, please contact
Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800. We look forward to sharing Shabbat outdoors with you!
SAVE THE DATE
IN OUR COMMUNITY...
37th PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
November 4-19, 2017
With 35 films from over 20 different countries,
screenings will take place at 12 different venues
across the city. For tickets and info, visit PJFF.org.
View the full line up HERE.
Helping Those Who Have Transportation Challenges To Daily Living
By Mary Alice Salzer, JFCS Transportation Manager
As adults age, isolation and lack of access to health care become increasingly serious concerns, and transportation challenges can contribute to these problems. Financial needs, health issues, and fear create barriers to accessing reliable transportation for older adults. Memory concerns are also a factor, with clients occasionally missing rides and forgetting appointments. Click here to learn how to help.
DO YOU WANT TO GO TO ISRAEL?
Family B’nai Mitzvah Trip – December 2018
Monday, October 23 | 7:00 pm
“No city in the world, not even Athens or Rome, ever played as great a role in the life of a nation for so long a time, as Jerusalem has done in the life of the Jewish people.” David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel.
Come explore this sacred city and the beauty of our homeland! Join Rabbi Newburge to learn more about the family B’nai Mitzvah trip to Israel planned for December 2018. This will be an opportunity to discuss dates, itinerary, cost, and the special B’nai Mitzvah service in Israel. If you have questions or are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please be in touch with Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
PLOTS AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN LINE REFORM TEMPLE SECTION AT WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY
Cemetery plots are still available for resale to MLRT congregants in the MLRT section of West Laurel Hill Cemetery. The cost of a single grave is $4,500, which is the same as the cemetery charges the public if bought directly, and includes perpetual care. If you purchase through MLRT, $500 of your $4,500 purchase will go to MLRT as a charitable, tax-deductible donation. If you or your family members are interested in purchasing plots, either within the next year or at the time of actual need, please contact MLRT Executive Director, Missy Johnson, for more information or to arrange for selection and purchase.