SHABBAT MORNING HIKE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
8:30 am MLRT parking lot to carpool
9:00 am LOCATION TBD
Enjoy your Shabbat morning surrounded by nature.
We will join in prayer and fellowship; no previous experience needed.
Contact: Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.
CRAFT BEER GROUP
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | 7:00 PM
Join your MLRT family for a beer or two at Tired Hands Brew Cafe in Ardmore. The evening will be a relaxed gathering to explore your love of beer and try something new. Beer Club is open to all MLRT members who enjoy trying and sharing beer.
Contact: Lauren and Matt Baldys
Bernie Kleinman Brotherhood Book Club
Tuesday, March 3 | 7:30 pm
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler
In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as the Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. Filled with high-sea adventures–including encounters with Captain Morgan and other legendary pirates–Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean reveals a hidden chapter in Jewish history as well as the cruelty, terror, and greed that flourished during the Age of Discovery.
Contact: Lynn Spector
NEXT EVENT: TBD
Contact: Janet Handleman
MLRT & ZBC Civil Rights Journey
May 31- June 2, 2020
Become empowered and inspired to make a difference!
Join Rabbi Straus and Reverend Pollard in Atlanta, Birmingham and Selma, and visit the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum, Rosa Parks Museum, Memorial to Justice and Peace, the King Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, and more in this once in a lifetime trip.
Participants will meet with ministers who worked with Dr. King and people who participated in the march from Selma to Montgomery; discuss Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement; and realize that civil rights issues aren’t a matter of history but an ongoing issue right now, being fought for by a variety of groups without a voice.
$915/pp* includes hotel, admissions, food, and busing; airfare is not included. $250 deposit due by January 15.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Straus 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 $5,500 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 interim Executive Director, Esther Herst, for more information or to arrange for selection and purchase.