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

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir Annual Meeting!

posted May 7, 2018, 7:23 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated May 16, 2018, 12:08 PM ]

The Annual Meeting of Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City will convene on Sunday June 3rd at 10:30 AM in the Penn Center House Leisure Lounge, 1900 John F. Kennedy Blvd. All members are encouraged to attend! We will enjoy brunch together, review activities of the year, give thanks for the many people who have volunteered this year, vote on the incoming slate of officers, and explore our future. The meeting will adjourn by 1:00 PM. More information will be forthcoming.

Please note: This is a members only event.

Daniel Johnson
First Vice-President

Home Shabbat This Friday, April 27th, at 6:30 PM!

posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:05 AM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated May 7, 2018, 7:08 PM ]

Join us at Frann Shore's home for our lay-led Friday night service followed by a pot-luck veggie/dairy dinner. E-mail Frann at frannshore@gmail.com no later than this Wednesday for location and to let her know what you plan to bring!

Welcoming our new Cantor/Musical Director at Kabbalat Shabbat on April 20th!

posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:15 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated May 15, 2018, 2:41 PM ]

Please join us in welcoming Sharon Sigal to our family.  Sharon will be serving as our Cantor/Musical Director for the remaining Kabbalat Shabbat services this year (April 20th and May 18th) as well as High Holy Days and the Kabbalat Shabbat services next year!

Sharon Sigal will join Rabbi Julie in leading our services on Friday night, April 20th at 7:30 PM at the Ethical Society Building.  

For the past seven years, Sharon has been the High Holiday cantor for Congregation Ner Tamid in New Jersey. 

She describes herself as "enjoying facilitating prayer through music and creating a communal environment." Join us for the April Kabbalat Shabbat service as Sharon and Rabbi Julie make this service quite special.

Please stay for Oneg, following our services.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Ethical Society Building, First Floor Auditorium
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Come Worship With Us This Saturday, April 7th, 2018!

posted Apr 4, 2018, 9:06 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 8:12 PM ]

Lay-led Shabbat Morning Service, will be followed by a Passover pot-luck veggie/dairy lunch and time to schmooze.
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  
The Ethical Society Building, 1906 South Rittenhouse Sq., 2nd floor, Collier Room.
All Are Welcome!


posted Mar 7, 2018, 7:50 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 8:51 PM ]

Our annual Second Night Community Seder, always one of the highlights of our year, will soon be here!

Plans are under way for a full seder, led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg with musical guest, Judi Wisch. There will be food and wine galore, along with some spirited singing. Children are welcome and there will be afikomen prizes for them.

Join us to be part of the fun festivities!

DATE: Saturday, March 31, 2018
TIME: 6:15 PM (*note new starting time)
LOCATION: Social Room at The Philadelphian, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia.

PARKING: There is street parking all around the building and the surrounding neighborhood.

COST: $57.00/adult, $20.00/child 3 -12 years old
A complete Passover dinner will be served, including your choice of beef, salmon or vegetarian. Passover wine is included, and you are invited to bring your own dinner wine, as well.

Register by downloading and printing the registration formand send the completed form with your check to Leyv Ha-Ir, P.O. Box 15836, Philadelphia PA 19103; mark SEDER on the envelope. Registrations must be received byTuesday, March 20th.

Services Cancelled for Saturday Morning, March 3rd...

posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:48 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 8:55 PM ]

Once again the weather is not treating us kindly. After rain and snow comes wind. Being mindful that we do not want anyone to be put in harms way getting to the Ethical Society, we are cancelling services.

Remember to take some time for yourself during this Shabbat. And please, do be safe.

Shabbat Shalom,
The Executive Committee

Shabbat Morning Services Cancelled for January 6th

posted Jan 5, 2018, 12:29 PM by Daniel Johnson   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 6:39 PM by Larry Finkelstein ]

Due to the inclement weather, services will not be held on January 6th. Shabbat Shalom.

Hannukah Kabbalat Shabbat

posted Dec 3, 2017, 9:15 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 6:41 PM ]

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!

Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, November 12

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:27 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 12:14 PM ]

Lori Lefkovitz, Ph.D will be the speaker. The theme will be "Beauty and Ugliness" 

Her talk will be live-streamed around the world at 11:00 AM.  The talk is titled, "A Beautiful Man?" Joseph and the Character of Masculinity in Judaism and Islam.    

The program will begin with a brunch, followed by Lori's talk.  After that, one workshop block led by local Rabbis (including Rabbi Anna Boswell Levy) will be offered.

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Kol Emet in Yardley, PA
More information

Kabbalat Shabbat Service Friday, November 10

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:24 AM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 12:14 PM ]

Please join us for our regular monthly Kabbalat Shabbat Service.  Friday night services will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg.

In honor of Interfaith Family Month, Pastor Nicolas O'Rourke will be our guest speaker. Pastor Nic is Assistant Pastor of Living Water United Church of Christ and a full time POWER organizer focusing on the Live Free team that works on criminal justice reform and on organizing center city and West Philadelphia congregations as part of the POWER faith network.

Please stay for Oneg Shabbat with challah, wine, tasty treats and friendly conversation.

Security Note:  Please be sure to keep all of your personal belongings with you at all times.  We recommend that you avoid leaving anything of value in the coat room.

7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Ethical Society Building, 1st Floor Auditorium, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
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