Join us to usher in the the Jewish New Year with
reflection, community and the call of the shofar.
Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City invites everyone in our larger community to join us for High Holy Days services. Services will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg with Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. This year we will be at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia at 2125 Chestnut St., AND on Zoom. First Unitarian is a beautiful, spacious place that is fully handicap accessible. Face masking and proof of Covid vaccination will be required.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED here. While we like to welcome everyone, for security reasons we need your registration at least one day in advance.
As is our custom, we do not sell tickets or charge a fee to attend our services. We do strongly encourage donations to support these services as well as all of our programming throughout the year. These guidelines are provided as suggested amounts:
Please click here to make a contribution, or you can do it as part of your registration. You can pay by credit card or check mailed to Leyv Ha-Ir, P.O. Box 15836, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
1 person: $200
2 or more people: $150 per adult
We do welcome everyone regardless of their ability to contribute financially.
For information about memorializing your loved ones in our Yizkor Book, click here.
Sunday, September 25, 7:00 PM - Erev Rosh HaShana
Monday, September 26, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShana 1st Day
JUST ADDED: Monday, September 26, 5:00 PM Tashlich with the larger community, Schuylkill River Banks between Walnut and Locust Sts., no registration needed
Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShana 2nd Day
Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 PM - Kol Nidrei
Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 AM - Yom Kippur Morning Service
Wednesday, October 5, 1:30 PM (time approximate) - Yizkor (Memorial Service)
Wednesday, October 5, 4:30 PM - Discussion: Who will live and who will die: how do we live with uncertainty?
Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 PM - Mincha/Ne'ilah followed by Havdalah
Wednesday, October 5, 7:10 - Break Fast (in person only)
Prayer books (machzors) will be available for those attending in-person. We will also email a link to a pdf version of the machzor just before the holidays. You may wish to purchase your own copy of the machzor, and can do so here.
There are 2 parking options available:
- We have received permission for on-street parking on Chestnut Street from 21st to 22nd Streets, and on 22nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets. You can print this placard that must be placed in your windshield and we will have a limited number of the placards available at the church.
- We are waiting for approval of parking discounts at lots nearby and will let you know about those as we get closer to the date.
There are 3 Septa bus lines that run on Chestnut St. and several more on Market, Walnut, 21st and 22nd Streets. Suburban and 30th Street Stations are less than a mile away. You can learn more about us at www.leyvhair.org.
Parking and other pertinent information will be available before the holidays.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 215.629.1995.