• Partnership Minyan of Bala Cynwyd

    LECHU NERANENA

  • ABOUT LECHU NERANENA

    Lechu Neranena, Lower Merion's partnership minyan, is dedicated to creating a spiritual and inclusive atmosphere within the framework of halacha. We encourage all members, regardless of gender or background, to actively participate in our services, but our main goal is to provide everyone with a wonderful tefillah. In our observant Zionist minyan committed to both halacha and equality, women often lead Kabbalat Shabbat, give Divrei Torah, receive aliyot and read Torah for the community. Lechu Neranena follows several prominent Orthodox rabbis who declare that the concept of כבוד הבריות, respect for all living creatures, allows and encourages women to take a more active role in the synagogue.

     

    Lechu Neranena is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation. The Lechu Neranena Board consists of: Hallie Chandler, Noah Gradofsky, Rafi Hamermesh, Carolyn Hochstadter, Susanna Ratner, Emilie Passow, Nistar Steinerman, and Matthew Weitzman

  • RABBI MARTIN LOCKSHIN


    Lechu Neranena is fortunate to have Rabbi Dr. Martin Lockshin as our halakhic adviser.

     

    Rabbi Lockshin received his rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat Mercaz Harav Kook in Jerusalem and his PhD from Brandeis University. Rabbi Lockshin has published three books and many academic articles. He is an active member of the Jewish community of Toronto and often writes for the popular Jewish press. Rabbi Lockshin is also the Halakhic Advisor of the Toronto Partnership Minyan and Kol Sasson Congregation in Skokie, Illinois.

  • SERVICE TIMES

    Lechu Neranena is currently meeting outdoors (with an indoor option depending on weather) at member homes. If you would like to stay informed about our upcoming services and their locatin, please join our Google Group. Please note that this is not a discussion group and only Lechu Neranena can send messages to this group or see the membership of this group. We make every effort to keep the announcements to a minimum.

    Friday Night Services

    Generally, we meet on "Shabbat Mevarhim," the Shabbat prior to the beginning of each month. Upcoming dates are as follows:

    2022

    • Friday September 30 at 6:15 PM (Note special date as).  Kiddush to follow in honor of Hannah Dardashti's birthday!
    • Friday Oct. 21 at 5:45 PM
    • Friday Nov. 18 at 4:15 PM
    • Friday Dec. 16 at 4:15 PM

    Shabbat Day and Holiday Services

    Upcoming dates for Shabbat and Holiday Services:

     

    None scheduled at this time.

     

     

  • OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

    Lechu Neranena is led entirely by its congregants

    and we invite the participation of people of all genders and ages!

    Our goal is to offer everyone the opportunity to participate in our minyan and community functions as fully as possible. Participation in each each aspects of Lechu Neranena is coordinated by the following people. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the following persons. If you experience any difficulty or would like to volunteer to help in another way, please feel free to contact us at lnminyan@gmail.com:

     

    D'var Torah: Matthew Weitzman.

     

    Leading Services/Reading Torah (Leining)/Haftorah: Hallie Chandler (temporary assignment)

     

    Kiddush set-up and sponsorship: Email lnminyan@gmail.com.

     

     

    Our goal is to offer everyone the opportunity to participate in our minyan and community functions as fully as possible. Participation in each each aspects of Lechu Neranena is coordinated by the following people. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the following persons. If you experience any difficulty or would like to volunteer to help in another way, please feel free to contact us at lnminyan@gmail.com:

     

    D'var Torah: Matthew Weitzman.

     

    Leading Services/Reading Torah (Leining)/Haftorah: Hallie Chandler (temporary assignment)

     

    Kiddush set-up and sponsorship: Email lnminyan@gmail.com.

     

     

  • Community Events and Other Announcements

    Stay tuned for announcements. The best way to stay current with Lechu Neranena is to join our Google Group (used for announcements only).

     

    Hesed Opportunity

     

    The Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) and its Program Specialist, Lechu member Rachel Loonin Steinerman is seeking volunteers to assist with packing and delivering boxes of food and critical household goods to families in need in our community in May. This is a great opportunity to learn more about hunger relief in Philadelphia, connect with community members, and give back! During JRA's May Food Distribution, individuals and families can sign up to pack boxes of food, participate in our JRA Juniors hour, which is a reserved hour for families with children under age 12, and/or deliver food to members of our community. The Food Distribution schedule is as follows:


    Thursday, May 12
    Food box packing (10 AM - 12 PM)

    Friday, May 13
    Food box packing (10 AM - 12 PM)

    Sunday, May 15
    JRA Juniors (9 AM - 10 AM)
    All ages packing (10 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Delivery pick-ups (9 AM - 2 PM)

    Monday, May 16
    Delivery pick-ups (9 AM - 2 PM)

    Tuesday, May 17
    Delivery pick-ups (9 AM - 2 PM)

    Register online at https://form.jotform.com/221035251008137 and learn more at www.jewishrelief.org.

     

  • Contact Us

    For general inquiries, please contact us at lnminyan@gmail.com.

  • Donations

    To make a tax deductible donation, please make a check out to:

    Lechu Neranena

    Attn: Linda Segman

    109 N Highland Ave

    Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004

     

    Or donate via Paypal through the link below (please consider adding 3% to help defray the Paypal fee)

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  • Join Our Email List

    If you would like to stay informed about our upcoming services, please join our Google Group. Please note that this is not a discussion group and only Lechu Neranena can send messages to this group or see the membership of this group. We make every effort to keep the announcements to a minimum.

  • LINKS AND SOURCES

    Lechu Neranena is a partnership minyan, dedicated to Torah Judaism and allowing women to participate in tefillot to the full extent allowed by halachah.  If you are interested in learning more about the halachot pertaining to partnership minyanim, here are some articles and sources:

     

     

    If you are unfamiliar with the tefillot and would like to hear audio files of traditional tunes, see the Mission Minyan website at: http://www.missionminyan.org/whattoexpect_music.php.