CONNECT & ENGAGE
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 of these wonderful activities! For more information, please contact Elliot Schulman or Cindy Rubin, Creating Connections Group co-chair, or a group organizer listed below.
TUESDAYS | 9:00 am
Start your day off right and join Rabbi Newburge and fellow members for an easy and fun run.
Contact: Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
CRAFT BEER GROUP
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 | 6:30 PM
lOCATION: TOWN TAP, HAVERTOWN
Open to all MLRT members who enjoy trying and sharing beer.
Contact: Lauren and Matt Baldys
SHABBAT IN NATURE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 | 8:30 am
Join Rabbi Newburge and your MLRT family for an invigorating Shabbat morning walk. Our monthly Shabbat hikes offer us the opportunity to reconnect to nature and reinforce our sense of community. Please meet us in the MLRT parking lot at 8:30 am to caravan/carpool.
Contact: Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
MAIN LINE FOODIES
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.
Contact: David Rawdin
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.
Contact: Jason Pearlman
NEXT EVENT | TBD
Contact: Linda Gordon with questions or to RSVP.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 | 6:30 PM
We will be discussing The Green Book at the home of Joy Effron. This movie is about Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian--American neighborhood in the Bronx, who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. They must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. RSVP to Joy Effron.
Contact: Lynn Spector
Are you a guitar player? Bicyclist? Knitter? Wine expert? Music aficionado? Theatre goer? Hiker? Museum lover? Other?? Email Cindy Ruben or Elliott Shulman and tell us your ideas. We are here to create a group for you! This is an opportunity to connect, meet and create connections with Temple members.
DOWNTOWN TORAH ON TAP
Gather downtown 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.
Birthright Israel: Shorashim & the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia are proud to present: YOUR WINTER BREAK!
Seize your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Israel. Travel with other young professionals from Philadelphia from December 23, 2018 through January 3, 2019 with Birthright Israel: Shorashim and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia!
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.
Understanding & Challenging Our Biases:
An Interactive Workshop for Residents
Facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Wednesday, January 30 | 7 pm
Board Room at the Township Administration Building
75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners will host a public session designed as an interactive program to focus on an important subject for our society. Designed as a public session, with Township residents and Commissioners attending, this unique session, due to its interactive nature, can only accommodate 80 participants, so those wishing to attend need to pre-register. A big part of the ADL’s mission is to provide community members with the knowledge and tools to challenge all forms of prejudice, and actively promote inclusive communities, schools and workplaces in which individual differences are respected and valued. Its workshops provide community members with resources and strategies to recognize and address issues of explicit and implicit bias, prejudice and discrimination. Through facilitated discussions, dynamic anti-bias education activities, and integrated multimedia, ADL workshops seek to identify racial, religious, socio-economic, cultural and other human differences in the community, as well as participants’ responses to those differences. Together, participants can develop strategies that advance inclusion, equity, and respect for human differences as core values of the community. To pre-register, contact Ms. Jody Kelley, Township Secretary, at 610-645-6145 and provide your name, address and contact information. Registration is first come, first served.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PRESENTS:
Nina Simone: Four Women
Saturday, March 23 | 6:30 PM at People’s Light Theater
Join the Community Connections Committee of Main Line Reform Temple and Zion Baptist Church for a not to be missed musical production.
Framed by Nina Simone's song "Four Women", this play imagines a chance encounter between the legendary songstress and a trio of women at the site of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, the event that shifted Simone's career from artist to activist.
Reserved seats on sale now for $40 each, which includes a reserved seat and a private dramaturges presentation before the play. There are limited seats, and it will sell out, so RSVP today to Amanda Becker at 610-964-9473. Checks should be made out to Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096. Please note “Nina Simone” on the envelope and check.
Nina Simone was a 2018 Inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
Rolling Stone magazine named Nina Simone one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time!
Philadelphia Girls 13-16 Basketball Maccabi Team
Tryouts for the 13 - 16 Girl's Basketball team will be held at Kaiserman JCC
*Tryouts open to Jewish teens that are 13 and not yet 17 by July 31, 2019. Tryout fee is $20 in advance and $30 at the door.*
We will be traveling to Atlanta, GA this summer from July 28 - August 2.
This is a unique experience where Jewish teens get to know other Jewish teens from around the world and have fun competing for a gold medal.
2019 Mid-Atlantic Mini & Junior JCC Maccabi Games
900 student athletes. 3,500 spectators. 30 sports. 1 great Maccabi Experience. If you are a Jewish athlete age 9-16, then the Kaiserman JCC is looking for you. Join us for the Mid-Atlantic Mini & Junior JCC Maccabi Games (ages 9-10 and 11-12) on May 5, 2019 at the JCC in Wynnewood and for the “Big” Maccabi Games (ages 13-16) in Atlanta or Detroit this summer. This is a regional program and tryouts are happening all over our area.
Tryout schedule and complete Games information.