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“More than Israel has kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept Israel” – Ahad Ha’am
Inspired Shabbat services are at the heart of Main Line Reform Temple and are designed to be entirely participatory and personal, using ancient liturgy and soulful music as an essential, but also dynamic framework. Whether it’s our meaningful weekly Shabbat minyanim or our wide variety of special Shabbat services, there is an inspirational moment waiting for you at MLRT.
Friday Night Shabbat Services
We bring in the spirit of Shabbat with song, joy, and a warm and inclusive community, led by Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and our choirs.
We are thrilled to have multi-access services all summer long. We hope you will join us in whatever way you feel safe and comfortable, whether it is in person or virtually. The service will be streamed on Livestream and Facebook Live.
Reset & Renew: Contemporary Shabbat Service
Stressful week? Hit the reset button—come in out of the cold and into the warmth of Shabbat. Lend your voice as you participate in this unique service brimming with energy, music and the love of Shabbat once a month. The service is upbeat and engaging and offers contemporary music led by Ross M. Levy and the Levites along with visual t’fillah.
Shiru Shir Chadash: Family Shabbat Service
This lively service is led by our clergy and Ross M. Levy and features a live band. Students in each grade of our Religious School have the opportunity to participate in this monthly service, which often includes our Junior Jammers youth choir. Plan on arriving at 6:00 pm for wine and cheese/milk and cookies before welcoming Shabbat at 6:30 pm. Then, enjoy a community Shabbat dinner open to all.
ECE Simchat Shabbat Services
Geared towards our youngest congregants, from toddlers to elementary school age and their families, this fun, warm, and accessible monthly Shabbat experience is completed by a delicious dinner! Connect with other families and celebrate Shabbat together throughout the year.
Saturday Shabbat Services
Our Saturday morning services, led by Rabbi David Straus, Rabbi Geri Newburge, Cantor Faryn Rudnick, and our choirs, are a blend of music, learning, worship and celebration.
The service begins at 8:30 am with Morning Prayers in the Green Family Chapel, followed by Torah Study at 9:00 am where we discuss the Parsha, or weekly Torah portion, and learn about its context and history. The Chapel Service continues at 10:00 am and concludes by 11:00 am with a light Kiddush reception.
We celebrate our B’nai Mitzvah families in the Morganroth Sanctuary with either a 10:30 am Morning Service or 5:00 pm Mincha Service. Celebrating this special traditional rite of passage is an exciting time for our children, their families, and our congregational family. B’nai Mitzvah may read Torah, Haftarah, and lead portions of the service according to their abilities.
In addition to our weekly Shabbat Morning Services at MLRT, we are thrilled to offer a non-traditional alternative in our Shabbat Morning Hikes. Enjoy your Shabbat morning surrounded by nature on a new, local trail every month. We will join in prayer and fellowship; no previous experience needed.
For more information contact Rabbi Newburge or 610-649-7800.