Leyv Ha-Ir (לב העיר) ~ Heart of the City is a growing congregation with approximately 50 individual and family members. A typical Shabbat service is attended by 30-40 people. Holiday celebrations may have up to 200 participants or more.

Non-members are welcome to attend our services and programs, but members become part of the Leyv Ha-Ir family and can be actively involved in its committees and meetings.

The membership year is from July 1st to June 30th and is renewed annually*.  Our current dues structure is as follows:
  • Suggested Individual Membership: $500 - $1000/year
  • Suggested Couple/Family Membership: $750 - $1500/year

Members pay according to their abilities—we never turn anyone away. Dues and contributions to Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir are tax deductible.

If you are interested in becoming a member now, please feel free to print a membership form, complete it and mail it to Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir.

If at this point you would like to make a contribution but are not interested in membership, please visit our Contribution page or print a contribution form. Payment can also be made via PayPal at this link.

If you would like to learn more about Leyv Ha-Ir, please email us at or leave us a message at 215-629-1995.

*Membership definition: A member is a person, family, or household that (1) pays dues within the pre-specified range or completes a discussion about dues abatement with a designated Leyv Ha-Ir officer; and (2) declares a decision to be a member via a membership form or other means. Membership is on an annual basis consistent with our fiscal year, from July 1st to June 30. An annual membership list is compiled and distributed to all members.