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.

Study Programs

LUNCH & LEARN
WITH RABBI NEWBURGE
Monday, December 12 at 12:00 pm on Zoom
Click here to join the discussion.

TRIP TO SPAIN
March 30 – April 11, 2022
Join Rabbi David Straus and Julian Resnick as we travel through the best that Spain has to offer in art, architecture, history, cuisine with our special lens, our Jewish Journey through the history and geography of a once powerful and now (almost) absent Jewish community.
Learn more and register here.

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

Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday,  December 9 | 12:00 pm
“The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land”

“The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land” by Omer Friedlander introduces us to a new author. Among other awards, he has won Moment Magazine’s Karma Foundation short fiction contest, 2020. Omer Friedlander was born in Jerusalem in 1994 and grew up in Tel Aviv. Educated at the University of Cambridge and Boston University, he currently lives in New York.
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.

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