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    • Sunday, December 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom
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    This overview will be based on the critically acclaimed book by Dara Horn, ""People Love Dead Jews," on anti-semitism in different historical eras. We read a novel by this author for One Book, One Congregation a few years ago. The series will build a foundation for addressing the threat of this moment in our state, with white nationalism on the rise, dangerously represented by several electoral candidates who have large followings.


    As is her custom, Rabbi Julie will let us know her recommended reading from this book as we get closer to this series.


    The book can be purchased online including audio, e-versions, hard copy and paperback copy, new and used. It should be available at your public library and can be bought at local bookstores near you.  Please consider supporting Philadelphia's independent, local bookstores such as Harriet's Bookshop or A Novel Idea.


    There will be 3 sessions in this series, and you can attend any of then without having attended a previous one. This is the last session in this series.


    Session 3
    Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 What to do about modern anti-semitism?In this final session of our series, we will address strategies to combat anti-semitism, ranging from armed guards to ensuring a thriving democracy that protects liberties and diversity. The reading assignment is to finish as much as you want of People Love Dead Jews while further exploring the questions for the whole series, repeated here (advanced resources and questions are further below):

    Make note of how you feel when you hear about hate and violence directed towards Jews. 

    Where in your body do you have these feelings? 

    What thoughts arise first for you and do you agree with them?

    How did your family teach you about this history? How have you taught your children, grandchildren, students, partners or community members about anti-semitism?

    What do you see as the source of Jewish resilience and survival? 

    For advanced further reading, please see these two links and the questions below:

    1. Analysis of anti-semitism amongst Black Americans, discussing the perspective of brilliant Black American author James Baldwin.

    https://lithub.com/blacks-and-jews-fifty-five-years-after-james-baldwins-negroes-are-anti-semitic-because-theyre-anti-white/

    2. Antisemitism Education, Training & Thought Leadership

    In 2017 Jews For Racial and Economic Justice published the  Understanding Antisemitism paper. In 2021, they published Unraveling Antisemitism, a poster for discussion inspired by the paper.

    Download the paper | Download the poster | Download discussion guide

    Questions:

    What did you learn from these resources about anti-semitism amongst Black Americans?

    How do racism and anti-semitism currently interact in our ccountry?

    When we understand the analysis in these two articles, what should we do about it?

    Leyv Ha-Ir members will be automatically sent the Zoom link for these. Guests are welcome and can register here to be sent the Zoom information. There is no charge for this program, although guests are encouraged to make a donation of $18.

    • Monday, December 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    • Friday, December 23, 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
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    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 

    We'll also be celebrating Hanukkah at the service.  if you are coming in person, you can bring your Hanukkiah (menorah) so we can light them together.

    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration, and have your Hanukkiah handy to light with us.
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, December 26, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blass. 
     
    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, January 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    • Monday, January 23, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blass. 
     
    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel by Helene Wecker.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Friday, January 27, 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
    Register

    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 
     
    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration. 
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, February 13, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83420600851?pwd=YXlKdVY1WUZLSitLQlVBRHVvUVJBUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    • Friday, February 17, 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
    Register

    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 
     
    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration. 
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, February 27, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blass. 
     
    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  Leaving Eastern Parkway by Matthew Daub.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, March 13, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83420600851?pwd=YXlKdVY1WUZLSitLQlVBRHVvUVJBUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    • Monday, March 27, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blass. 
     
    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
    Register

    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 
     
    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration. 
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, April 10, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83420600851?pwd=YXlKdVY1WUZLSitLQlVBRHVvUVJBUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
    Register

    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 
     
    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration. 
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, April 24, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blass. 
     
    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, May 08, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83420600851?pwd=YXlKdVY1WUZLSitLQlVBRHVvUVJBUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    Call 3126266799 or 16468769923. When requested, enter Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713


    • Friday, May 12, 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kennedy House Community Room, 1901 JFK Blvd., 30th Floor, and Zoom
    Register

    Please join us to welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, Torah and community. Our Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Soloist Rena Branson. 
     
    If you join us on Zoom, bring your own candles, kiddush and challah to the service to share in the Shabbat celebration. 
     
    If you join us in person, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

    • Monday, May 22, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blas. 

    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, June 12, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    All LHI members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in our monthly Council meeting, when we discuss programs, business matters and other topics of interest to our congregation.

    Registration is not required.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83420600851?pwd=YXlKdVY1WUZLSitLQlVBRHVvUVJBUT09

    Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713

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    Call 3126266799 or 16468769923. When requested, enter Meeting ID: 834 2060 0851, Passcode: 237713


    • Monday, June 26, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blas. 

    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, July 24, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blas. 

    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  
     
    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The Last Rose of Shanghai by Weina Dai Randel.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

    • Monday, August 28, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish themes?  Come join Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI members Carol Kaplan and Stacey Rose-Blas. 

    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET.  

    This month, the Book Group is discussing:  The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

    This program is free, although a donation of $18 is suggested for guests who are not LHI members to attend these programs.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members, who do not need to register.

    LHI guests are welcome, and can request the Zoom information by registering here at least one day in advance, or contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 215-629-1995.

Past events

Saturday, December 03, 2022 Shabbat Morning Service
Monday, November 28, 2022 Book Discussion Group
Sunday, November 20, 2022 A History of Anti-semitism; Rabbi Julie's Fall Education Classes
Monday, November 14, 2022 Council Meeting
Friday, November 11, 2022 Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday, November 05, 2022 Shabbat Morning Service
Friday, October 28, 2022 Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Monday, October 24, 2022 Book Discussion Group
Sunday, October 23, 2022 A History of Anti-semitism; Rabbi Julie's Fall Education Classes
Sunday, October 16, 2022 Sukkot Celebration
Sunday, September 25, 2022 High Holy Days 5783 (2022)
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Selichot
Saturday, September 03, 2022 Shabbat Morning Service
Monday, August 22, 2022 Book Group Discussion August 22, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022 One Book, One Congregation
Saturday, August 06, 2022 Tisha B'Av Service
Saturday, August 06, 2022 Shabbat Morning Service
Monday, July 25, 2022 Book Group Discussion
Saturday, April 16, 2022 Community Passover Seder
Friday, December 03, 2021 In Person Kabbalat Shabbat/Hanukkah Service
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Fall Conference
Thursday, August 19, 2021 One Book, One Congregation
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 01, 2021 Spring Gala

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