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High Holy Days 5784 (2023)

  • Friday, September 15, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Monday, September 25, 2023
  • 8:30 PM
  • First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St., and Zoom


Registration is closed

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 congregation and our larger community to join us for High Holy Days services.  Services will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg with Cantorial Soloist Avra Shapiro.  We will be in person 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 masks will be optional.

Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED here.  While we like to welcome everyone, for security reasons we need your registration at least one day in advance. If not pre-registered, you will be asked to show photo ID upon arrival.

As is our custom, we do not sell tickets nor charge a fee to attend our services.  However, we strongly encourage donations from our guests to support these services as well as all of our programming throughout the year.  These guidelines are provided as suggested amounts:

1 person: $200
2 or more people: $150 per adult

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.

We welcome everyone regardless of their ability to contribute financially.

For information about memorializing your loved ones in our Yizkor Book, click here.

Service Schedule:

Friday, September 15, 7:00 PM - Erev Rosh HaShana

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShana 1st Day

Sunday, September 17, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShana 2nd Day

Sunday, September 24, 6:00 PM - Kol Nidrei

Monday, September 25, 10:00 AM - Yom Kippur Morning Service

Monday, September 25, 1:30 PM (time approximate) - Yizkor (Memorial Service)

Monday, September 25, 4:30 PM - Discussion: Topic TBA

Monday, September 25, 5:30 PM - Mincha/Ne'ilah

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:

  1. 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.
  2. There are many parking lots and garages in the area. It seems as though Patriot Parking at 2101 Sansom St. has the best rates.

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.

Additional information will be sent to registrants before the holidays.

Questions? Contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215.629.1995.

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City | P.O. Box 15836 | Philadelphia, PA 19103

215.629.1995 | info@leyvhair.org | www.leyvhair.org

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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