LUNCH WITH THE RABBIS
LEARN & LUNCH with Rabbi Geri Newburge
At the Home of Gail & Larry Simon
Friday, December 15 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Don't miss the next installment of "Strange Tales from our Tradition." We gather from 11:30 am-1:00 pm for learning and discussion, and of course, lunch. Sandwiches or wraps provided, please bring a side dish, salad or dessert. RSVP to Cindy.
LUNCH & LEARN with Rabbi Straus - King of Prussia
Tuesday, December 19 | 12:15 pm
Tuesday, January 23 | 12:15 pm
Hosted by Steven Handleman at Parkview Towers, 1150 First Avenue, Suite 450 (4th Floor), King of Prussia, PA. (This is the building adjacent to, and to the right of the Valley Forge Radisson and Casino.)
RSVP to Steven.
LUNCH & LEARN with Rabbi Straus - Center City
Tuesday, January 16 | 12:00 pm
Hosted by Sid Steinberg at Post & Schell, P.C.,
Four Penn Center, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia.
RSVP to Sid.
Tuesday, January 9 | 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.
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.
READING JEWISH BOOKS
SHORT STORY DISCUSSION WITH SALLY BROWN
Thursday, December 14 | 12:00 pm
Our short story for December 14 is “A Celebration of the Life of the Reverend Canon Edward Henry Jamison” by Ronna Wineberg. The story is from a debut collection titled Nine Facts that can Change your Life. The story was a finalist in the Moment Magazine short fiction contest. For those who wish to try out the class, you can pick up an individual story in the library or on the table in the lobby. You are welcome to join us!
Future Short Story Discussion Dates:
JEWISH BOOK MONTH: MEMOIRS
November 12 to December 12
Memoirs have become an integral part of the Jewish book world. A great memoir takes a reader into a different world bringing them along as the author faces struggles big and small. Our library has an impressive collection; here I will list a few so that you too can take part in a single personal journey.
The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner
This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
The Book of Separation: A Memoir by Tova Mirvis
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan
Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful Broken World by Susan Silverman
Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir by Annette Gendler
Celebrate the precious literary tradition that is ours to enjoy. Come into our library and check out a Jewish memoir and see what else is on our shelves.