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

  • One Book, One Congregation Sunday, August 28th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Penn Center House Leisure Lounge  Welcome Rabbi Julie Greenberg back from her summer break! Enjoy a delicious brunch and a rabbi ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 7:54 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Remembering Paul Jaffe Paul Jaffe, 88, a member of Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir, a corporate and real estate lawyer who served as a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge for two years in the ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 7:44 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Rabbi Jeff Thank You Thank you to Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City for helping to make this happen. Last year, you were kind enough to make a donation in my honor ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2016, 7:44 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Find Your Jewish Voice at Leyv Ha-Ir We value your ideas and welcome your individuality. Join us in creating a Judaism that respects the past and embraces the future, that explores both tradition and innovation. We will ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2016, 8:40 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • One Book, One Congregation Sunday, August 28, Penn Center HouseThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein is a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2016, 8:41 AM by Larry Finkelstein
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