What's Happening At Leyv Ha-Ir

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March at Philadelphia International Airport

posted Jan 29, 2017, 9:28 PM by Rabbi Julie   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 9:30 PM ]

This afternoon I marched with thousands at the Philadelphia International Airport in defense of refugees banned by President Trump. I thought of all of you as I marched because so many of our own families were relatively recent refugees or immigrants. The new lives they were able to make in this country became the foundation for our lives.  A shout out to the ACLU lawyers who swarmed airports all over the country to provide legal support. I'm glad that I renewed my membership last month! It was deeply moving to me as a Jew to stand for safe harbor for those in need. With hope and love,

Rabbi Julie's Spring Education Series

posted Jan 29, 2017, 6:55 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 9:33 PM by Rabbi Julie ]

Rabbi Julie will lead 
"The Life and Times of Elie Wiesel and his Peers", a 4-part education program this spring.  

Please mark your calendars for the following Sundays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM:
  • Session I:    February 26*
  • Session II:   March 26 
  • Session III:  April 30
  • Session IV:  May 21
*Click here for The Many Legacies of Elie Wiesel,Moment, Volume 41, No. 5, which will be discussed during Session I.  

גמר חתימה טובה - G'mar Chatima Tovah

posted Oct 9, 2016, 8:59 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 8:59 PM ]

Image result for yom kippurMay you be inscribed for good [in the Book of Life]

Registration is now closed.  While we are expecting a very large number of people you are still welcome to attend. For security purposes, you will be asked to show photo identification when arriving at the Ethical Society.  We do recommend that you arrive early for services.

Please arrive early! Seating is extremely limited. 

YOM KIPPUR

  • Tuesday, October 11 - Kol Nidre Service: 7:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Yom Kippur Morning Service: 10:00 AM
Yizkor Service: approximately 1:00 PM
Group Session: The Practice of Chesed (Kindness) in Jewish Tradition 4:00 PM
Mincha/Neilah: 5:00 PM
Break Fast: 6:30 PM



לשנה טובה - L'Shanah Tovah

posted Oct 1, 2016, 8:21 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 8:53 PM ]

 L'Shanah Tovah!

Please join Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir for High Holiday Services at the Ethical Society Building on beautiful Rittenhouse Square.  

Please arrive early! Seating is limited. 

ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, October 2 - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service: 7:00 PM 
  • Monday, October 3 - Rosh Hashanah First Day Morning Service: 10:00 AM 
  • Monday, October 3 - Tashlich Service 5:30 PM (Schuylkill River)
  • Tuesday, October 4 - Rosh Hashanah Second Day Morning Service: 10:00 AM

Selichot Service

posted Sep 22, 2016, 4:13 PM by Larry Finkelstein

With the Selichot service we usher in the Days of Awe.  
This year, we will enter into the Days of Awe with a communal Marom-style Selichot.

Join us for a spiritually rousing and heart-opening evening of music, prayer, and contemplation with clergy and prayer leaders from BZBI, Kol Tzedek, and Society Hill Synagogue and Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir.

The evening will begin with Maariv and Havdalah with a dessert reception to follow.

Details
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street, Main Sanctuary

Preparing for the High Holidays - Fall Workshop

posted Sep 8, 2016, 10:49 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 10:49 PM ]

Every Jewish holiday has its unique form of preparation. We spend Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, preparing our spiritual and relational houses for the New Year. 

In this workshop, we will explore traditional and new forms of spiritual preparation with special melodies for the High Holidays, rooting ourselves in the history of these holidays from the Temple-based ritual through the communal and personalized priestly traditions.

Please join us on Sunday, September 11th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Penn Center House, 1900 JFK Boulevard for a special workshop led by Cantorial Candidate Jessi Roemer.

The cost to attend the workshop and brunch is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for guests. Make a reservation now by email (info@leyvhair.org) or phone (215-629-1995). Reservations must be received by Thursday, September 8, 2016

High Holiday Registration Information

posted Sep 4, 2016, 1:42 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 10:32 PM ]

We invite you to join us for our High Holiday Services.

Services will be conducted by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Candidate Jessi Romer and will be held at the Ethical Society Building, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.

Reservations are REQUIRED for all attendees, members and non-members alike.
Please click here for more information and details

Membership is not required. In lieu of tickets, a donation is requested for each adult. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

Book of Remembrance - Yizkor Form

posted Sep 1, 2016, 3:50 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 3:51 PM ]

This booklet will be used on Yom Kippur as well as the three other Yizkor services during the year. It is a Book of Remembrance in which we commemorate the names of departed relatives, friends and other loved ones. We hope you will join in making these memorials a vital part of our tradition by 
printing, completing and returning this form (and payment) before September 23.

An Uplifting Experience

posted Sep 1, 2016, 3:49 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 3:49 PM ]

The Jewish holidays have extra-special meaning when you are helping to plan and organize them for the community. Volunteer to help us out for the upcoming High Holy Days by contacting info@leyvhair.org 
or by calling 215-629-1995.

Preparing for the High Holidays - Fall Workshop

posted Aug 28, 2016, 8:20 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 10:40 PM ]

Every Jewish holiday has its unique form of preparation. We spend Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, preparing our spiritual and relational houses for the New Year. 

In this workshop, we will explore traditional and new forms of spiritual preparation with special melodies for the High Holidays, rooting ourselves in the history of these holidays from the Temple-based ritual through the communal and personalized priestly traditions.

Please join us on Sunday, September 11th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Penn Center House, 1900 JFK Boulevard for a special workshop led by Cantorial Candidate Jessi Roemer.

The cost to attend the workshop and brunch is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for guests. Make a reservation now by email (info@leyvhair.org) or phone (215-629-1995). Reservations must be received by Thursday, September 8, 2016

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