What's Already Happened at Leyv Ha-Ir (past events)

High Holy Day Online Registration is Closed

posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:13 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 4:22 PM ]

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.

Rosh Hashanah Services

posted Sep 9, 2018, 7:02 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 3:56 PM ]

Image result for rosh hashanahRegistration is now closed for Rosh Hashanah Services.  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 Building.  We do recommend that you arrive early for services.


Schedule

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 9, 7:00 PM

  • First Day Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 10, 10:00 AM

  • Community Tashlich, Monday, September 10, 5:30 PM (Schuylkill River at Locust Street)

  • Second Day Rosh Hashanah Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 AM

The September 6th Council Meeting is Cancelled...

posted Sep 5, 2018, 3:55 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 3:57 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

Due to circumstances beyond our control the September 6th Council meeting (tomorrow night) is being cancelled. The next meeting of the Council will be on October 8th. Information will be available as we get closer to that date. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

SELICHOT

posted Aug 30, 2018, 8:08 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 3:57 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

Dear Chevra, This Saturday night, Sept. 1, is Selichot, a big gateway into our New Year. I hope many Leyv Ha-Ir-niks will be joining our sister center city synagogues for a joint service at BZBI at 8:30. I will be co-leading along with Rabbis Abe, Yosef, Ari Lev and Avi and our own Cantor Jessi Roemer will be immersing us in music. However, I want to put in a special invitation to reach out to our home bound members who will likely not be able to be at this service -- in honor of Selichot, in honor of the New Year, what a good time to wrap all of us into the journey. If you have questions about who could use a phone call or card or visit or meal, or assistance to or from a service, please give me a call. Thanks to all who build this caring community. With love, Your Rabbi Julie

Book of Remembrance - Yizkor Form 5779

posted Aug 19, 2018, 7:53 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:55 PM ]

DEADLINE: Friday, August 31st 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 Friday, August 31, 2018.

Calling All Helping Hands - 5779

posted Jul 31, 2018, 10:39 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 7:01 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   [ updated Aug 19, 2018, 3:10 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

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.
Shalom!

Shabbat Morning Service July 7th!

posted Jul 2, 2018, 11:35 AM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Jul 29, 2018, 7:05 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

Our Shabbat Morning Service will be held on Saturday, July 7th, at 10:00 AM.  We meet at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, on the 2nd floor in the Collier Room. 
Torah Portion: PINCHAS. (Numbers 25:10-30:1)
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. Shalom!

"One Book, One Congregation" Title Announced!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:46 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 3:58 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

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.

HOME SHABBAT DINNER AND SERVICE, JUNE 15

posted Jun 13, 2018, 8:13 AM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Jul 4, 2018, 12:47 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

Come and join us for a lay-led Friday night Shabbat Service, followed by a potluck veggie/dairy dinner.  
6:30 PM- 9:00 PM at the home and garden of Roby Jacobs in the Fitler Square area.  
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 14, to Roby, robyjacobs7@gmail.com, or by telephone 215-546-8965,for address and directions.  
You also are asked to let her know what you intend to bring for dinner.
Please arrive on time as the service will start promptly at 6:40 PM

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