Join The New Reform Temple for #ShowUpForShabbat
Friday night, November 2nd at 6:00 pm, The New Reform Temple is gathering for #ShowUpForShabbat, a special Shabbat Service of Mourning and Solidarity.
The New Reform Temple is calling upon its synagogue members—along with elected officials, religious and civic leaders, and other communal allies—to flock to The New Reform Temple, as part of this nationwide #ShowUpForShabbat campaign initiated by the AJC.
11 Jews worshiping at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA were killed attending Sabbath Worship. This massacre was the worst Anti-Semitic event in American History. We worship together to honor their memories and to affirm our glorious American tradition of Freedom of Religion.
Our Interfaith community and its clergy will be present as well. We must ensure that love triumphs over hate, good over evil, unity over division. That’s our America.
Come to The New Reform Temple this Friday night at 6:00 pm, November 2nd, and take a stand. Bring your neighbors. The New Reform Temple synagogue community needs to worship together this Shabbat and we need our neighbors to stand together with us.
The New Reform Temple is honored to offer a unique four-week course entitled: What Jews Should Know about the New Testament. The instructor will be Revered, Dr. Robert Hill. The course will be offered on four consecutive Monday nights: October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th and November 12th. The course will begin at 7:00 pm sharp and will last approximately one hour. This educational program is open to the community.
The New Reform Temple has a unique history of inter-faith engagement. For Jews living in the United States today, a basic understanding of the New Testament is essential for understanding our own place in the American religious landscape.
Prior registration is required. Only a limited number of slots are available. Contact the Temple office to register. The registration deadline is Monday, October 15.
The next NRT Book Club will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm.
The book is Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi.
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians and into the hearts of “the enemy.” In a series of letters, Yossi Klein Halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland, which he is committed to see succeed as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East.
Meet with other congregants for an evening of thought-provoking conversation, friendship and fun to discuss the book.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to the Temple office by October 25. If you have any questions, you may contact the office at 816-523-7809.
On Sunday, October 21, from approximately 9:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m., The New Reform Temple’s Social Justice Committee invites families, couples, and singles to attend Mitzvah Day 2018.
You may volunteer at one of the following activities:
• Rake fall leaves for the elderly.
• Play bingo and make new friends at Village Shalom.
• Prepare and serve a meal to hospice patients.
• Prepare winter garden, prune, and harvest food for refugees at Manheim Park + Garden.
Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D48A4A72DA4F85-mitzvah to tell us where you would like to spend Mitzvah Day or you can call the Temple office.
Make the Jewish New Year of 5779 especially meaningful by signing up to write a letter in our Torah that is being restored, and thus fulfilling the 613th and final mitzvah in the Torah. The Torah, originally used by a congregation in what was then Czechoslovakia (and now The Czech Republic), survived the Holocaust and has been in The New Reform Temple’s sacred trust since the Temple’s founding over 50 years ago. The act of helping the scribe to write a letter in the Torah will be a powerful experience that is sure to better connect you with Judaism broadly and the Temple specifically. The experience is designed to be shared by families, which will each enjoy private time with the scribe during which they will learn about the specific letter and the section of the Torah they will be working on. There will also be learning stations that will be edifying. December 9th will be the final opportunity to participate.
Please use the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d48a4a72da4f85-torah to choose the time slot for you and your family.
Weekly Shabbat Services, Oneg Shabbat, and Torah Study
Please join us at our weekly Friday night Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. All are welcome to join our Weekly Torah Study with a Continental Breakfast every Saturday morning–where Rabbi Londy leads an engaging, stimulating, relevant, and fun discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Food is served at 9:00 AM, and Torah Study is held from 9:15 – 10:45 AM. All are welcome.
Contact us if you have any questions.