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.
Movie discussion with appetizer and wine!
Sunday, April 22 | 6:00-8:30 pm
Home of Michele Cohen & Marc Prizer
We’ll enjoy terrific food and excellent discussion at this great opportunity to meet fellow MLRT members and connect over our enjoyment of cinema. All are welcome to join this active group of movie lovers and newcomers always are warmly received!
Our hosts, Michele and Marc, live at 1505 Ashford Way. Please RSVP to Michele directly and she will arrange signups for food and drink, or 610-256-3191.
This month’s movie to see on your own is Chappaquiddick –PG13, Thriller
On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drove his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident resulted in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever altered Kennedy’s political legacy -- and ultimately changed the course of presidential history.
Contact: Lynn Spector
MLRT BEER GROUP
Sunday, April 22 | 1:00 pm
Conshohocken Beer Company
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.
DOWNTOWN TORAH ON TAP
Monday, May 7 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Chapterhouse Café & Gallery
620 S 9th St, Philadelphia, 19147
Living or working downtown?
Gather with MLRT members and a member of our clergy (and bring a friend!) to dive into the weekly Torah portion. No prior learning or experience is needed — just an open mind and heart as we learn
and share together.
SHABBAT MORNING HIKE
Saturday, May 19 | 8:30 am
Peace Valley Park Hike, Bucks County
Join us for a gorgeous Shabbat hike through the Main Line, led by one of the preeminent guides with the Bridlewild Trails Association. See the Main Line as you’ve never seen it before with your MLRT community. Meet at 8:30 am at MLRT to carpool/caravan to Gladwyne Presbyterian Church. Or meet us in the parking lot at Gladwyne Presbyterian Church at 8:50 am.
For questions, please contact Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
Contact Janet Handleman
Save the date: Sunday, June 3 at 5:00pm
Our next adventure is to Escape Room Mystery, 840 First Avenue, Suite 500, King of Prussia.
The rooms are built to immerse you in mystery, stump and challenge the mind, to find solutions that will thrill and surprise. This is the website for you to check it out.
The cost is $28.00 pp. Maximum 20 people. Reservations must be paid for at least 48 hours in advance and are non-refundable. Following the activity, we will head to dinner together at a nearby restaurant in the area and everyone will pay their own way, so please let us know if you will join us for that, too. We would love to have a large Sunday dinner together!
Please tell us you'll join us by responding to Janet or Linda by email. We will need your payment to reserve the rooms. Your commitment and payment must be received by Wednesday, April 18.
We look forward to hearing from you! Remember 20 max., so hurry and let us know you're coming!
Contact: Scott Ginesin
JCC MACCABI EXPERIENCE
The JCC Maccabi Experience encompasses all of the Maccabi opportunities available to kids in our community.
These opportunities include:
Link to all the information on their website.
I'm participating in the Walk Against Hate®!
On Sunday June 3rd, – will you join me?
As most of you know, I am the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League for Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. I am so proud to support the work of the ADL and its mission “…to secure justice and fair treatment for all….”
Every day we read of hatred against Jews, African Americans, Muslims, Hispanics, LGBTQ and others. We read stories of bias, bullying and cyberbullying. Hate affects all of us and diminishes the greatness of our country.
ADL works each day to bridge our divides, to bring us together, and to celebrate our diversity. I am very proud of the mission of the ADL and this great event. Our walk is a celebration amongst family, friends and community members, all coming together to Walk Against Hate® and embrace diversity.
You can help me in 2 ways:
Thanks for your consideration, and I look forward to taking a step in the right direction – together! Nancy Baron-Baer
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
IN OUR COMMUNITY...
THEATRE ARIEL PRESENTS: ISRAELI LOVE STORIES
Special Ticket Discount for MLR members from Theatre Ariel!
Saturdays, April 21 & April 28 | 8:30 pm
Sundays, April 22 & April 29 | 7:00 pm
Theatre Ariel presents Israeli Love Stories from Israeli Story (an Israeli podcast inspired by This American Life). An evening of Israeli love stories and love songs featuring guest artist Chana Rothman (Rabbi Kevin Kleinman's wife) presented in the intimate setting of private homes on the Main Line.
Performance Address provided to ticket holders only.
Use code MLRIsrael for the discount ticket price of $32 (regular price $36.), includes a dessert reception.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Two Righteous Gentiles: Sousa Mendes and Sugihara
Sunday, April 22
Research Help: 1:00 PM-1:30 pm | Lecture: 1:30 pm
Most Jewish Genealogists know the story of Sempo Sugihara, known as the Japanese Schindler. Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, issued over 2,000 Japanese transit visas that enabled over 6,000 Jews to escape war torn Europe in the summer of 1940. Less well known is Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul stationed in Bordeaux, France. Sousa Mendes defied his government and issued some 30,000 visas, including about 10,000 to Jews.
Both men were awarded Righteous Among the Nations by the Government of Israel. Their stories – similarities and differences – will be discussed.
Admission is free for members.
Non-members are charged a $5.00 fee per meeting.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, May 3 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Give Blood. Help Save Lives.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword: main line reform wynnewood
KIDNEY DONATION AWARENESS EVENT
Wednesday, April 25 | 8:00 PM
Lower Merion Synagogue, 123 Old Lancaster Rd, Bala Cynwyd
Come out to learn more about living kidney donation from Renewal and to get swabbed to see if you're a match for a local community member in need of a kidney.
"OF LOVE & PROTEST"
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM, RESISTANCE & RENEWAL
Sunday, April 29 | 6:00-8:00pm
Congregation Beth Am Israel
1301 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley
Performance by the Interfaith Music Project, featuring singers and musicians from Jewish, Baptist, Muslim and Mormon faith traditions. The event will benefit Box Lunch & A Book and HIAS PA. Admission: $20.
Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Day
Sunday, May 6, 4-6 pm
Meet at Bethel AME Bryn Mawr
50 South Merion Avenue
Rabbi Hillel taught, “Be one of Aaron’s students, loving peace and pursuing it.” (Pirke Avot 1:12) In our quest for peace we will be installing a powerful public display to support the end of gun violence going up in front of MLRT on April 17 in the evening.
This installation is a memorial called "Memorial to the Lost." What you will see is part of a national movement to install T-Shirts bearing the names, ages, and death dates of victims of gun violence. This is a stark reminder and a call to action that we so desperately need NOW.
Main Line Reform Temple has partnered with Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence, a local faith based organization to prevent gun violence. The T-shirts and posts were made by our teens, part of our Tribe program (for 8-12th graders) and this group will be installing the memorial.
The main display along Montgomery Avenue remembers our neighbors whose lives were lost to gun violence right here in Montgomery County. The smaller display along Wynnewood Avenue is a memorial to the seventeen Parkland victims.
We hope this display will encourage you to join us in Bryn Mawr on May 6 for Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Day. This will be a day to connect with other local faith communities to demand more effective gun laws to protect us and our children.
For more information, please DOWNLOAD FLYER.
We appreciate your understanding and support with this important message to our community.
Bethel AME Church, 50 South Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr Educational forum and call to action
Witness Walk through Bryn Mawr to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave.
Remembrance service at Memorial to the Lost tee shirt display on front law.
View Souls Shot art exhibit honoring those lost to gun violence & engage in advocacy actions activities, Refreshments.
Save These Dates As Our Community Celebrates Cantor Portnoy!
Friday Evening, June 8
Join us for a special Shabbat service and festive Oneg.
Sunday Morning, June 10
Tribute concert followed by a luncheon.
CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION
JUNIOR JAMMERS REUNION
Friday, June 8
Calling all Junior Jammers, Present and Past
Did you wear that white-collared shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes?
We want YOU for a Junior Jammer reunion on June 8 as we celebrate Cantor Portnoy. Please respond to Linda Gordon, email@example.com.
CALL FOR PHOTOS
We are collecting past and present photos of Cantor Portnoy with congregants of all ages. Please drop off your photos or mail them to MLRT (attention: Cynthia Marshall) with your name and address on the back so they can be returned to you. Better yet, you can e-mail photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Video clips may also be e-mailed. Please submit your photos as soon as possible.
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.