Our Mission

  • Leyv Ha-Ir (Heart of the City) is an egalitarian Reconstructionist Congregation located in Center City, Philadelphia.
  • Our members foster a caring community by nurturing each other's spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical lives.
  • We encourage and accept each other's varied paths and expressions of Judaism.
  • We value traditional and contemporary liturgy in a participatory setting to explore an evolving sense of the Divine.
  • We are inclusive and accepting of difference.
  • We connect with our ancestors and Jews around the world through observance of Jewish life cycle events and holidays.
  • We enhance our Jewish identities by study, social action, and participation in the larger Jewish Community.