Tuesday, May 8 | 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
LEARN & LUNCH WITH RABBI GERI NEWBURGE
Friday, April 20 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Home of Leslie & Ken Brier
“Strange Tales of the Torah” continues its next installment in April. Discover and discuss all the curious and unusual stories that are found in our sacred texts. You will surely be surprised by what we find! Main dish provided, please bring a salad, fruit or dessert.
RSVP to Cindy.
LUNCH WITH RABBI STRAUS - CENTER CITY
Tuesday, May 15 | 12:00 pm
We will welcome representatives from Givat Haviva, discussion their mission: Promoting Coexistence in Israel. Hosted by Sid Steinberg at Post & Schell, P.C., Four Penn Center, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia.
RSVP to Sid.
LUNCH WITH RABBI STRAUS - KING OF PRUSSIA
Tuesday, May 22 | 12:15 pm
You bring lunch, and Rabbi Straus will serve up an interesting conversation. 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.
Israeli Cinema in the 21st Century:
New Themes & Perspectives
Sunday, May 6 | 9:30 am
In Israeli films of the past two decades, internal social pressures have taken center stage while the Israeli Palestinian conflict has mostly been kept in the background. Issues of diversity and plurality are in the focus. Differences in religion, ethnicity and nationality are sources of tension, conflicting and competing over the “identity” of Israel as it is being redefined.
We will view clips from several movies and discuss current trends and challenges facing the country as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Join us for bagels and coffee at 9:30 am; the presentation will begin at 10 am.
About Our Speaker
Iris Drechsler, Ph.D, is the Artistic Chair of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and a member of the committee of the Middle East Film Festival at Penn University.
Conversations (on Current Events…..)
JOIN THE DISCUSSION, an honest dialogue on the critical issues of the day. MLRT members began meeting three years ago, and prior topics have included gun violence and the US Bill of Rights, the minority experience in America, the Iran nuclear deal and other important issues. 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.
Please join the conversation. You may contact Gordon Fink (email@example.com or 610-664-5174) or David Edman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-247-0461) with questions. If you are interested, or planning to attend for the first time, please send us your email address so that background materials may be sent to you in advance. Everyone in the MLRT adult community is welcome.
READING JEWISH BOOKS
Here at Main Line Reform Temple we offer short stories to discuss, books to read and authors to meet.
Short Story Discussion
"Afterworld" by Anthony Doerr
Thursday, April 19 | 12:00 pm
Our discussion group will meet on Thursday, April 12. This month’s story is long. Therefore, plan to begin reading right away. The title is “Afterworld” by Anthony Doerr. You may recognize the author’s name if you have read the acclaimed novel All the Light We Cannot See, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The short story is from a collection of stories written in 2010 titled Memory Wall. The author’s short stories and essays have won four prestigious O. Henry prizes and have been included in The Best American Short Stories among other anthologies. I hope you will join us as we discuss this acclaimed short story.
Future Short Story Discussion Dates:
May 17, 2018
“The Feigenbaum Foundation”
June 14, 2018
And After the Fire
Book Review & Concert with Andy Heller
Wednesday, May 2 | 12:15 pm
On May 2 we will have a special treat! Andy Heller, our choir director, will review the novel And After the Fire, this year’s selection for the One Book One Jewish Community (OBOJC) endeavor. Author Lauren Belfer was our guest at Adath Israel in December for the OBOJC kick-off which several of you attended. At our partner program, Andy Heller will play pieces by J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn on the piano and organ. Their concertos appear in the book. Lovers of music and readers of historical fiction are certain to enjoy the afternoon.
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.
JEVS CAREER STRATEGIES & LUDINGTON LIBRARY PRESENT
Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions
Wednesday, May 16 | 7:00 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
RSVP required. Register online or call 215-854-1874.