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.
SHABBAT MORNING HIKE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 8:30 am
Be sure to join us for our inaugural Shabbat morning hike of 2018-19. We will travel to the beautiful Wissahickon Park for hiking, prayer and community. Meet in the MLRT parking lot at 8:30 am to carpool or caravan to our hiking spot.
Contact: Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 6:00 PM
After the first fun year of the MLRT Cinema Club, we will have our first discussion of the new season. Currently, we are planning the movie choice and the host. All are welcome.
Contact: Lynn Spector
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
CRAFT BEER GROUP
This group's main focus will be on bottle swaps and tastings and, of course, to meet new people.
The meetings will be held every month at someone's home, a brewery or beer establishment. MLRT members and ECE parents are welcome!
Contact: Lauren Baldys
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: Stacey Ginesin
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE PRESENTS:
2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Saturday, October 20 | 7:00 pm at Main Line Reform Temple
For a documentary film about the life of legendary Nina Simone. Nina Simone was an American singer with an amazing voice, songwriter, pianist from the age of four, and civil rights activist. Nina was also a frequently unhappy woman, a sufferer from manic depression, and while she was involved in the struggle for black civil rights in the United States, she did not allow herself the indulgence of viewing the outcome of that fight with satisfaction.
Saturday, March 23 | 6:30 pm at People’s Light Theater
Nina Simone: Four Women. This play, framed by Nina Simone's song "Four Women", is a music-filled contemplation on colorism and black womanhood which features popular hits and iconic Civil Rights anthems from the "High Priestess of Soul." This 2017 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.
Rolling Stone magazine named Nina Simone one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, so please come and join us for these two great opportunities to learn about her life and talent. More details to come.
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.
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.