Lifelong Learning

Main Line Reform Temple is an inclusive learning community, committed to the shared practice of lifelong Jewish study that is nourishing to the mind, heart, and soul. Our goal is not only to gain Jewish knowledge, but to understand how Judaism can help us live better, more joyful, and purposeful lives.

Our vibrant and active program of Lifelong Learning responds to the diverse and changing interests of our members. One thing remains constant: a high standard of education that translates into interesting and engaging conversation and a deep understanding of our culture and our people.

Main Line Reform Temple offers classes for all ages and schedules, casual learning opportunities, and social gatherings for adults designed to bring Jewish values, culture, rituals, and texts into our everyday lives. We expand our social and cultural horizons with visiting Jewish scholars, professors, Jewish authors, political pundits, artists, journalists, rabbis, and more.

Main Line Reform Temple’s learning opportunities are designed to build relationships, helping us connect more deeply with our history, with the traditions of the Jewish people, and with one another. Learning at Main Line Reform Temple is structured as a journey that is both accessible and challenging, inviting those at every level to progress and grow in their Jewish knowledge and practice.

Classes, Studies, and Programs

In order to provide a safer environment for our Temple family, backpacks and large bags are prohibited at our services or programs. Medically necessary items will be allowed in after an inspection by a member of our security team. Thank you for understanding.

KEEPING IT REEL
WITH RABBI NEWBURGE
Mondays at 8:00 pm on Zoom
🎞 Monday, June 13 – Young Frankenstein (Amazon Prime)
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

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Tikkun Olam Network – TON
Join us at our next meeting, date TBD, to help Repair the World together.
Liz Stoller and Beth Allen

Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, June 9 | 12:00 pm at MLRT & on Zoom
“The Jewbird” by Bernard Malamud

“The Jewbird” is a short story by the Jewish-American writer Bernard Malamud. The protagonist is a crow named Schwartz, who identifies himself as a Jewbird. Fleeing persecution by antisemitic birds, Schwartz tries to find a home with a New York City Jewish family.

Click here to download the story.

Join the Zoom discussion here.

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.