• 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

    Unless otherwise indicated, Lechu Neranena meets at the Levering Mill House, adjacent to the Bala Women's Club, at 327 Levering Mill Road in Bala Cynwyd. 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.

    Friday Night Services

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

    2021

     

    Depending on the pandemic situation, we are also pleased to have returned to our traditional monthly Shabbat Mevarhim Kabbalat Shabbat services. We will meet outdoors at locations to be announced via our email list (join our email list).

     

    Below is a tentative schedule for the rest of the year.

     

    November 26 at 4:15 PM

    December 31 at 4:15 PM

    Shabbat Day and Holiday Services

    Upcoming dates for Shabbat and Holiday Services:

    Shabbat October 30 at 3:00 PM

     

    Please join us on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 PM for a spirited Shabbat Mincha followed by light refreshments and a shiur by Rabbanit Leah Sarna titled "Shemitta Anytime Anyplace: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's Time Management Philosophy." We will meet outdoors in the driveway/yard of 107-109 N. Highland.

     

    Please RSVP here ASAP so that we can plan appropriately. You can also click on the davening tab (direct link) to volunteer to lead davening, read Torah, or have an honor. If you have any questions, please email lnminyan@gmail.com.

     

    If you are interested in sponsoring the light refreshments, please email lnminyan@gmail.com.

     

    We will maintain physical distancing. However, masks will be optional for all those who have had their second vaccination more than two weeks before. Please also bring your own siddur! Further important health protocols are on the signup sheet.

     

     

     

  • 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).

  • 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.