FORWARD THINKING: LUNCH & LEARN
Tuesday, October 10 at 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.
LUNCH WITH THE RABBIS
Lunch with Rabbi Straus
You bring lunch, and the Rabbi Straus will serve up an interesting conversation.
Tuesday, October 17| 12:00 pm –NEW HOST & LOCATION!
Hosted by Sid Steinberg at Post & Schell, P.C., Four Penn Center, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia.
RSVP to Sid.
King of Prussia
Tuesday, October 24 | 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.
Learn & Lunch with Rabbi Newburge
Friday, October 20 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Home of Kay Sude
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore “Strange Tales in Jewish Text and Tradition” with Rabbi Geri Newburge. Meet unknown ancestors and their unlikely tales every month. Our first gathering of the year will be on Friday, October 20 at the home of congregant, Kay Sude. Sandwiches/wraps provided by our hostess.
Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert; lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Cynthia.
A TASTE OF MUSSAR
Looking for students to create a Mussar class this fall!
Mussar is a transformative Jewish practice of self-reflection, study and habit development. Using Judaic texts and studying character traits like patience, order and humility, the study of Mussar provides a way to live more consciously, and with compassionate concern for those around us. A Taste of Mussar is an introduction to basic Mussar concepts, giving the participant an opportunity to practice and experience a Jewish ethical path that is at once powerful and practical.
Sessions: The course meets at MLRT for six two-hour sessions, with some additional reading and practice required outside of class. Fee: $95 per person, including all materials. To learn more about the course and the Mussar Leadership Institute, visit their website. The instructor: Sonia Voynow is a psychotherapist and the founder of Surviving and Thriving, an organization that draws on Mussar teachings to help parents and grandparents of children with autism. Sonia has studied Mussar since 2005 with Rabbi Ira Stone. Sonia has her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Social Work from Temple University. Interested? Please contact Melissa Johnson at mjohnson@mlrt or 610-649-7800.
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM - MAIN LINE
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Monday, January 29, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 pm
Beth David Reform Congregation, Gladwyne, PA
Discover what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism with the clergy of Beth David Reform Congregation, Main Line Reform Temple and Temple Sholom in Broomall. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality, and community, in the Fall 2017 class hosted at Beth David in Gladwyne.
Everyone is welcome. This class is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Ask your questions, engage with multiple perspectives, and explore Jewish life through a Reform lens Partners in interfaith relationships are encouraged to enroll together. Individuals are welcome to bring a friend or family member to support their learning. Cost for URJ Synagogue members is $180 per person or per couple, cost for non-members is $275 per person or per couple. There is no additional charge for a partner, friend or family member to attend with you. For more information and to register, click HERE or contact Rabbi Straus.
Inclusion Resources in Odell/Diamond Library
As previously noted, we are continuing to augment our efforts to help those with special needs. Here is a list of ten books about autism that have been donated to our library:
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by David Elder
Nathan Blows out the Hanukkah Candles by Tami Lehman-WIlzig
Uniquely Human: a Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D.
Letters to Sam: a Grandfather’s Lessons on Love, Loss and the Gifts of Life by Daniel Gottlieb
Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children by Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D.
Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders by James Coplan, M.D.
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm
The Conversation Train: a Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum by Joel Shaul
The Reason I Jump: the Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer
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
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
Ella C. Wolf Author: Rabbi David G. Dalin
Friday, October 20 | 8:00 pm
David G. Dalin will speak during services on Friday, October 20 about his timely new book, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan, their Lives and Legacies. Rabbi Dalin is an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history. He has written eleven books.
The Ella C. Wolf Fund was established by the late William Wolf in memory of his wife, Ella. Each year, this Fund allows us to bring to our community a prominent author or journalist. We are grateful to all who support this Fund and the annual lectures.
2017-18 SHORT STORY DISCUSSIONS WITH SALLY BROWN
All short stories are held on Thursdays at 12:00 pm in the ALC 1
Short Story Discussion
Thursday, October 19 | 12:00 pm
This month’s short story session will take place on Thursday October 19. Written by David Bergelson, our story is titled “On the Eve of Battle” from the collection Have I Got a Story for You: More than a Century of Fiction from The Forward. The author was one of the great Yiddish modernists of the twentieth century and a valued contributor to The Forward. Join as us we delve into this disturbing story. All members have something to contribute to our discussion and, with this in mind, I welcome new members and look forward to greeting our long-standing readers.
The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973
Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
Associate Fellows, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Monday, October 30
4:15 PM meet the authors | 4:30 PM Program
Haverford College, 131 Stokes Auditorium
Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, formerly award-winning journalists, and associate fellows of the Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem will discuss their new book on the massive Soviet military intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli conflict, and address its relevance for present-day Russia's reentry into the region. Their previous book, Foxbats over Dimona, won the silver medal in the book prize competition of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Click here for further information about their book.