“And the work of tzedakah shall bring peace.” – Isaiah 32:17"
MLRT CARING COMMITTEE
One Mitzvah Makes All the Difference
Can you commit to helping a Congregant in need by delivering one Shabbat care package or offering one ride to services? Just one mitzvah in the coming month?
If so, the Caring Committee wants you, and the Congregation needs you. Please contact Sandy Norman if you are able to deliver packages or Eileen Roberts if you are able to give a ride.
HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania
HIAS, since 1882, has been committed to the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, as well as the American sentiment of sanctuary. HIAS PA provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. It also advocates for just and inclusive public policies and practices. HIAS PA does this through four programs: Refugee Resettlement, Immigration Legal Services, Citizenship Assistance, and Asylee Outreach. Main Line Reform Temple has had a long and extensive involvement with HIAS PA helping in a variety of ways, including providing critical assistance with in-kind donations for the Refugee Resettlement Program, and volunteering to work with refugees through the Philly Neighbor program. We also have several congregants serving on HIAS PA’s board.
For additional information, please contact: Linda Brock, or Adele Margulies.
If you are interested in joining these efforts, click here to go to the HIAS Pennsylvania web-site Volunteer page.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PRESENTS:
Nina Simone: Four Women
Saturday, March 23 | 6:30 PM at People’s Light Theater
Join the Community Connections Committee of Main Line Reform Temple and Zion Baptist Church for a not to be missed musical production.
Framed by Nina Simone's song "Four Women", this play imagines a chance encounter between the legendary songstress and a trio of women at the site of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, the event that shifted Simone's career from artist to activist.
Reserved seats on sale now for $40 each, which includes a reserved seat and a private dramaturges presentation before the play. There are limited seats, and it will sell out, so RSVP today to Amanda Becker at 610-964-9473. Checks should be made out to Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096 by March 14. Please note “Nina Simone” on the envelope and check.
Nina Simone was a 2018 Inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
Rolling Stone magazine named Nina Simone one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time!
TIKKUN OLAM NETWORK (TON)
NEXT MEETING: DATE TBD | 11:15 AM
The Tikkun Olam Network, or TON, is a group interested in helping repair our world by doing work together in our neighborhood. We share information about projects with which we are passionate, and also create opportunities for social action for our MLRT community all year long. We are a network - if you have any social action activities connected to MLRT, please let us know.
Beth Allen & Liz Stoller Tikkun Olam Network Co-chairs