• 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, Emilie Passow, Nistar Steinerman, and Matthew Weitzman

  • RABBI MARTIN LOCKSHIN

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    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.

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    Friday Night Services

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

    2024

    • Fri. March 8 at 5:45 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and dairy potluck dinner at the home of Frani Pollack and Joel Hecker. Please sign up by Monday, March 4 for the dinner (signups for minyan attendance, leading services, or giving the d'var Torah also appreciated).
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    Shabbat Day and Holiday Services

    Upcoming dates for Shabbat and Holiday Services:

    Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 AM (location TBA) Megillah reading. Sign up here to indicate attendance and here if you would like to read part of the Megillah.

  • OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

    Lechu Neranena is led entirely by its congregants

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

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    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.

     

     

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    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 click on the donate button below (Paypal) or mail a check to the address below.

    Donate to Lechu Neranena

    Mail a check out to:

    Lechu Neranena

    Attn: Linda Segman

    109 N Highland Ave

    Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004

  • Connect With Us

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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.

     

     

  • CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES