Leyv Ha-Ir, Hebrew for Heart of the City, is a small, growing Reconstructionist Congregation with most activities located at the Ethical Society 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

  • For These Cantors, It’s Not the Same Old Song — Except When It Is For a cantor, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services are about much more than a memorable vocal performance; they are prime opportunities to engage the congregation, not just for the ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2015, 10:29 PM by Larry Finkelstein
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman High Holidays Teaching 5776/2015 Rabbi Waxman explains how, in the face of brokenness, Judaism points us toward wholeness through braiding and other practice
    Posted Sep 9, 2015, 8:43 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • A New Music Program for Everyone Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir is excited to introduce Shabbat Sing!, our first in a series of events led by cantorial candidate Jessi Roemer. Shabbat is the most joyous time of ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2015, 3:28 PM by Larry Finkelstein
  • High Holiday Registration Please join us for our High Holiday Services. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Candidate Jessi Roemer. All services will be held at the Ethical Society ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:20 AM by Larry Finkelstein
  • One Book, One Congregation Join the discussion!Welcome Rabbi Julie Greenberg back from her summer break! Enjoy a delicious brunch and a rabbi-led discussion of the personal narrative Waking Up White by Debby ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2015, 1:00 PM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir
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