LUNCH & LEARN WITH RABBI STRAUS
Lunch with Rabbi Straus—you bring the lunch and
Rabbi Straus will serve up interesting conversation!
Tuesday, October 15| 12:00 PM
Hosted by Sid Steinberg at Post & Schell, P.C.,
Four Penn Center, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Phila.
RSVP to Sid Steinberg
Tuesday, October 22 | 12:15 PM
Hosted by Steven Handleman at One Town Place, Suite 200, Bryn Mawr
RSVP to Steven Handleman
LEARN & LUNCH WITH RABBI NEWBURGE
Friday, October 18 | 11:30 AM
It’s a mitzvah! Come learn about some of Judaism’s important but lesser known commandments and the role they play in Jewish lives today. Hosted at the home of Michele Cohen & Marc Prizer, who will provide the main entrée, please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert.
RSVP to Cindy Marshall
CONVERSATIONS ... ON CURRENT EVENTS:
Threats From White Nationalism and
Radical Islam: How Can We Best Respond?
Tuesday, October 22 | 7:30 PM
JOIN THE DISCUSSION, an honest dialogue on the
critical issues of the day. We ask participants to come prepared for an open and honest exchange of views—political correctness is not a requirement, but respectful dialogue is an expectation.
If you are interested, or planning to attend for the first time, please email Gordon or David so that background materials may be sent to you in advance.
Contact: Gordon Fink
Tuesday, November 12 | 12:15 pm
Join Rabbi Straus for a thought-provoking lunchtime discussion of selected articles from The Daily Forward. Bring your own lunch; beverages will be provided.
Tikkun Olam Network - TON
Gun violence unnecessarily takes the lives of too many people, regardless of where they live, their age, or religious beliefs. Faith-based communities have been particularly vulnerable this past year. Explore how we can contribute to
“repairing the world” by educating ourselves about gun safety and helping prevent the loss of valuable lives.
The TON is proud to host an anti-gun violence program in collaboration with several other area interfaith congregations at MLRT on October 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Raising Awareness: Gun Violence Prevention & Safety will explore how we can contribute to “repairing the world” and help prevent the loss of valuable lives through gun safety education. An interactive Expert Panel will discuss gun-related trauma, root causes and effects of gun violence, understanding and preventing gun violence in our community, followed by Q&A and Resource Tables. The goal is to share existing resources that aim to increase individual and community safety.
To become more involved in repairing our world, Tikkun Olam, please come to our next meeting on Sunday, October 20 at 11:15 am.
Liz Stoller & Beth Allen, TON Co-Chairs
HASSEL ADULT EDUCATION LECTURE
King David: The Man and the Myth
Sunday, October 27 | 9:30 am Bagels & Coffee
10:00 am Lecture with Rabbi Richard Hirsch
The Bible offers both strikingly candid and whitewashed accounts of King David. Later Judaism elevates the rule of David to “the good old days,” and traditional Jewish liturgy enshrines the restoration of the line of David as a Messianic ambition. We will trace how the difficult dimensions of David’s life
get erased as the myth of David emerged and see how David survives as a symbolic source of debate and dissent in contemporary Judaism.
This program is free and open to all!
How can we not love a story with the title We Love Anderson Cooper? The author R.L. Maizes is new to our group with her collection of the same name. We’ll discuss the story on Thursday, October 17 at 12:15 pm. If you have not picked up your story book, you can get it then. Individual copies of the stories are available at the front desk.
Keep an eye out for our November author visits announcement towards the end of the month. Two of the visiting authors have written books of fiction and the third author will be speaking for Interfaith Shabbat. Our celebration of Jewish Book Month will take place at that time as well. As people of the book, we are proud of our enduring literary traditions that allows us to flourish. Join us!
JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL AUTHOR NETWORK
Main Line Reform Temple is a member of the Jewish Book Council. This marvelous organization makes it possible for us to bring in Jewish writers to highlight their wonderful new books. We hope you will be able to meet and greet these diverse and interesting authors who have written about the many facets of our rich Jewish life.
YOU can directly help the Reform Movement to have a stronger presence in Israel by getting involved in the upcoming World Zionist Congress election! The World Zionist Congress Elections are coming in early 2020 – your vote and support is critical to growing the Reform Movement’s presence in Israel. This is the only democratic opportunity you have to influence Israeli society, as we continue our efforts toward equality, pluralism and tolerance.
If you want to learn how you can help, contact Sherrill Neff or Ken Brier, the MLRT Congregational Captains for #VoteReformWZC, and join our team.
COLLEGE STUDENT OUTREACH
MLRT works to maintain contact between the Temple and college students by sending letters and gifts at holiday and exam times. To have your child(ren) added to our mailing list, please forward their college address, along with your name and home address to Beth Lloyd.