What's Happening At Leyv Ha-Ir

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High Holy Day Honors Available

posted Jul 31, 2018, 10:45 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 7:40 PM ]

We would be pleased to offer you an honor during the High Holy Day services.

Kindly contact Meryl Wein of the Ritual Committee (merylwein57@gmail.com) or call her at 267-928-4949. All phone messages will be returned,

Calling All Helping Hands

posted Jul 31, 2018, 10:39 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 7:41 PM ]

Volunteers needed
We would be thrilled to have you join our volunteers for an hour at the registration desk on a day you are planning to attend High Holy Day services.

It's really very simple (not work intensive at all!). Of course it will provide you an opportunity to connect a few names and faces.

There are several opportunities:

  • Greet people entering the building and guide them to the registration table.

  • Check off names as people enter for services

  • Usher people from the registration table to an available seat in the auditorium

If interested, please email Aud Holzman (audholtzman@yahoo.com) or leave a phone message on Leyv Ha-Ir's voicemail (215-629-1995). Someone will happily contact you!

Shabbat Morning Service, August 4th

posted Jul 23, 2018, 11:39 AM by Daniel Johnson

Our Shabbat Morning Service will be held on Saturday August 4th at 10:00 AM.  We meet at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, in the Collier Room found on the second floor. 
Torah Portion: EIKEV. (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)
Bring your thoughts and ideas for the discussion, as well as a little something to share during our pot-luck veggie/dairy lunch that follows.

"One Book, One Congregation" Title Announced!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:46 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 8:18 PM ]

On Sunday August 26th Rabbi Julie Greenberg will lead a discussion on the book, "Changing the World from the Inside Out," by Rabbi David Jaffe. Although it is not required that you read the book, it is recommended. Purchase it using Amazon Smile (see the button on the front of our website) and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir! It will be held in the Community Room of William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut St., Philadelphia from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. A brunch will be included.

Changes to Council as of our Annual Meeting...

posted Jun 6, 2018, 7:27 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 7:32 PM ]

Many thanks to those individuals who are cycling off of Council:  Donna Finkelstein, Phyllis Gottlieb,
and Pat Wisch.  
Congratulations to our newly elected Council: 
Executive: Daniel Johnson, President, Aud Holtzman, Vice-President, John Mason, Secretary.
At Large Members:
Enid Adler, Joe Fishman, Natan Szapiro, and Meryl Wein.  Thank you to everyone for your service to Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir!

Let’s Journey Together

posted Jun 28, 2017, 4:16 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 4:18 PM ]

The Jewish Reconstructionist Communities (of which Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir is a member), is working to clearly define our place in the Jewish landscape.  As part of that effort, over 1000 members contributed to creating the word cloud that helps define who we are.

A secondary part of that effort is the creation of a new video that helps describe who we are and where we’re going.  Please be sure to check out "Let's Journey Together," the latest video from the RRC! It can be viewed on the internet at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sYI0EcpnLM

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