IN OUR COMMUNITY...
CREATING NEW WAYS TO CONNECT & ENGAGE
Consciously creating community and connections is what we strive to do at MLRT. We hope you will find your place with one of these small groups. Or, perhaps you have an interesting idea or activity you would like to share with your friends and other MLRT members. For more information, please contact Denis Cohen, Creating Connections Group co-chair, or one of the group organizers listed below.
Cinema Group at MLRT
Calling all movie lovers…..Let’s bring films and friends together!
Let’s get together and choose a movie once a month. We will see the movie independently since it can be difficult to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule, and then set a date to discuss it. The evening will explore films in a group setting where the questions and comments can be stimulating and thought-provoking. We can decide where we can have our get-together and, of course, there will be refreshments. If you enjoy films and getting together with friends and meeting new friends, then this is a group foryou.
CONTACT: Lynn Spector
Relax, meet new friends, and reconnect with old friends.
Led by Stacey Ginesin, the Couples Club is designed to foster socialization among synagogue members. While this club is primarily for the parents of elementary-school-aged children, it is open to anyone who wants to join our fun events. Most events will be for adults only but we are planning on having some family events as well. Our first event was a happy hour at Rabbi Newburge's house followed by hibachi. The second event was a night out at the hipster Barcade in Fishtown. A family picnic/ playground afternoon was scheduled for May. Please consider getting involved, making new friends, and reconnecting with old friends.
Craft Beer Group
Lauren and Matt Baldys are excited to start a group that gets us talking about sharing different craft beers. Their main focus will be on doing bottle swaps and tastings and, of course, to meet new people. With all of the new breweries and craft beer on the market, they are sure that all beer lovers will find something new and exciting to try. The meetings will be held every other month at someone's home, a brewery or beer establishment. MLRT members and ECE parents are welcome!
CONTACT: Lauren Baldys
Empty Nesters Group
Co- Chaired by Jennie Nemroff, Janet Handleman and Linda Gordon, the Empty Nesters Group is in the planning stages of a bowling event, as well as a summer trip to the Mann Music Center. Last summer’s trip to the Mann was well-received and enjoyed by many. Previously, members of the Empty Nesters Group have enjoyed: a happy hour at El Vez followed by a movie from the Jewish Film Festival at the Gershman Y, an Open Mic Jazz Night at the Manayunk Brewery and dinner at the Golden Bowl Chinese restaurant with Quizzo. Suggestions for enjoyable events are always welcome!
CONTACTS: Jennie Nemroff, Linda Gordon or Janet Handleman
Main Line Foodies
Led by David Rawdin and Bonnie Schulman, this group organized three evening events this year. The group met initially to share homemade hors d’oeuvres to talk about what we wanted to pursue during this year. Our second meet-up was a latke night, very successful, where we brought our favorite latkes to pass around. Our hummus evening, though tasty, was not as successful (the date was not good for many people). We want to encourage people who love food and love to cook to join our friendly and delicious group. Future plans may include a progressive dinner, recipes in the Bulletin, holiday cooking ideas, knife skills class, and any other ideas that you may have. It's friendly, fun, interesting and, most important, yummy! CONTACT: David Rawdin
Shabbat in Nature
Join fellow nature lovers and hikers of every age and celebrate Shabbat in nature and with your MLRT family during our monthly Shabbat morning hikes. Led by Rabbi Newburge, our Shabbat outings will include familiar prayers, a little study, community and a not so strenuous walk through the great outdoors. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with old and new friends. Each month we meet at a new location so watch for details beginning in September.
CONTACT: Rabbi Newburge
Empty Nesters at the Mann
Wednesday, July 19 | 8:00 pm
The Empty Nesters have had a great year! From the Manayunk Brewery Jazz evenings, to El Vez and Gershman Y movie night, to Golden Bowl dinner and Quizzo, there was never a dull moment. Summer is coming and the Empty Nesters are still going! Join us on Wednesday evening July 19 at the Mann Center for a Tchaikovsky Spectacular. This all-Tchaikovsky program features the Piano Concerto No., 1 Francesca da Rimini, and more. The evening’s performance will be complete with fireworks after the 1812 Overture. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève will make his Mann debut.
Purchase your tickets and meet us on the lawn at 6:45 for schmoozing, picnicking and a fabulous evening of music. Watch your email for details and meeting location.
Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and the Mann Box Office.
Please RSVP to Linda Gordon, so we know who to expect.
Craft Beer Group Potluck Dinners
Fridays, July 14 and August 11 | 7:30 pm
Following Services please join our newly formed group, The Craft Beer Group, at MLRT for a potluck dinner paired with several craft beers. For more information, please contact Lauren Baldys. RSVP to Cindy Marshall.
Mondays | 9:15 am
Here at MLRT we have an ongoing, weekly Hatha Yoga program. Women come together to practice balance, muscle strength and stillness through this ancient art of yoga. All ages, health levels and experience are represented. The class is $5 for the hour, with no prior reservation needed. Most people come weekly and it is open to the community. (Friends are welcome.) The bulk of the money collected goes to mitzvah causes that our synagogue is actively supporting. Come make a difference to your breath, body and community. Feel free to email our MLRT (member and) teacher with any questions, Eileen Edman. We meet in the large function room on the lower level. Just bring a mat, and join in!
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.