Leyv Ha-Ir, Hebrew for Heart of the City, is a small, growing Reconstructionist Congregation with most activities located at the Ethical Society Building at 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.

Founded in May 1990, Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir is led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg. Our members come from all branches of Judaism, including Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, and include recent converts to Judaism. Our members include students, professionals, rabbis, singles, couples, and those in traditional and non-traditional families.

We welcome you to explore your Jewish identity and the Jewish holidays with us. Our calendar is packed with an abundance of activities, including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, along with opportunities for learning, and connecting with community.

What's Happening

What's Happening

  • Rabbi Julie's MLK Day Sermon Read the sermon from the Shabbat Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18, 2016.Once again, I stand with you here on this potent Shabbat ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 8:09 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir’s Winter Retreat ~ LOVE & LAUGHTER Join us at Port-O-Call Hotel in Ocean City, NJ ~ Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14, 2016Remember all the fun, friendship and delicious meals we had two years ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 6:03 PM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Interfaith group lobbies state representatives in Whitpain for boost in education funds An interfaith group of clergy (including Rabbi Julie Greenberg), educators and advocates for increased education funding in the 2016 state budget protested inside the offices of three Republican House members ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2015, 1:11 PM by Larry Finkelstein
  • From Generation to Generation, Indeed! Enid (Hurwitz) Adler and her granddaughter Rachael Adler took l’dor v’dor to heart — and to the bimah —during a Shabbat service in early October at Congregation Leyv Ha ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2015, 10:23 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • The 2015 Global Day of Jewish Learning Live Stream This Sunday: The 2015 Global Day of Jewish Learning Live StreamLove: Devotion, Desire and Deception  Forget the football game, this Sunday watch the Global Day of Jewish Learning instead ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2015, 10:17 AM by Larry Finkelstein
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