Lifelong Learning

While we may need to be physically distant at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, MLRT has never been closed.  We continue to offer our services, many classes, and programs online.  Our office is currently open; our Early Childhood Program is currently meeting at the synagogue, as are small classes of our Religious School. Your health and safety are of our utmost concern.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 610-649-7800.

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.

Study Programs

LUNCH & LEARN
WITH RABBI STRAUS
Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 pm

​Take a break for lunch while Rabbi Straus serves up interesting conversation.

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NOSH & DRASH
WITH RABBI NEWBURGE
TBD
Start your Shabbat with learning and Rabbi Newburge!

FORWARD THINKING
Tuesday, June 22
12:00 pm

A thought-provoking lunchtime discussion of selected articles from The Daily Forward.​

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CONVERSATIONS … ON CURRENT EVENTS:
TBD

JOIN THE DISCUSSION, an honest dialogue on the critical issues of the day. We ask participants to come prepared for an open and honest exchange of views—political correctness is not required, but respectful dialogue is. Please email Gordon Fink or David Edman so that background materials may be sent to you in advance.

Contact:  Gordon Fink  |  David Edman

HASSEL ADULT EDUCATION LECTURE: Jewish Humor with Rabbi Steinbrink
Sunday,  June 13 | 10:00 am
Jewish Humor can be serious. It mocks everything, yet at the same time, it affirms tradition and helps us understand the difference between the holy and the profane. Tell a Jew a joke and before you can finish it, he’s heard it before, you’re not telling it right, and he delivers the punch line before you can say it! Come have a laugh!

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Short Story Discussion Group
“The Lady and the Peddler” by
SY Agnon
Thursday,  June 10 | 12:00 pm
This Nobel Laureate Hebrew writer tells an enigmatic story of a traveling salesman who comes upon a woman who lives alone in the forest.

Download The Lady and the Peddler 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.

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