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Hannukah Kabbalat Shabbat

posted Dec 3, 2017, 9:15 AM by Larry Finkelstein

On Friday, December 15th, we will share the stories of Hanukkah. Members and friends are invited to bring their own chanukiah (Hanukkah Menorah) and candles, and we will light them together as the service begins.

Help make this special Kabbalat Shabbat service extra festive by also bringing dreidels, gelt and some yummy food. Beverages, chocolates, cookies, cheese and crackers and fruit are welcome, and we especially need LATKES, applesauce and sour cream.  Homemade latkes of any type are best: white potato, sweet potato, zucchini latkes, and store-bought ones are good, too.

We are asking that folks who would like to bring latkes or something to share for a Hanukkah Oneg, please e-mail Joe Fishman and let him know how you can help. Joe can be reached at josephfisherfishman@gmail.com.
A student rabbi, Chayva Lehrman, will be providing musical backup to Rabbi Julie, and we anticipate that a good time will be had by all!

Hanukkah, Oh hanukkah, come light the menorah. Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora!

Rabbi's Education Series: Jewish Ethics of Speech, Sunday, December 10th

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:16 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 3:45 PM ]


Rabbi Julie Greenberg will lead a series of six education workshops this year with the overall theme of Jewish Ethics.

"Rabbi Shimon said: There are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood, and the crown of kingship. And the crown of a good name is superior to them all (lit., 'goes up above them')." (Pirkey Avot 4:17) How do choices about speech allow us to protect our own "good name" or integrity and also the good reputations of others? Speaking with care, respect and accountability sustains the dignity of each individual and the community. This is an essential Jewish value, yet easier said than done. Join us for a communal exploration of the important Jewish teachings about right speech. A reading handout will be provided before the first class.

11:00am - 1:00pm

$10 - members, $15 - guests

Light brunch will be served

The William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut St., Community Room, 1st Floor

RSVP by December 2 to info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995

Please save the following dates on your calendar.  All education classes will be held the William Penn House.

February 18, 2018

March 11, 2018

April 15, 2018

April 29, 2018

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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