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    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Please join us for this year's One Book, One Congregation discussion, to be led by Rabbi Julie.  This summer we will be reading God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine, a fascinating new book by Reconstructing Judaism Rabbi Toba Spitzer, whom Rabbi Julie Greenberg describes as "brilliant."  

    A long time friend and colleague of Rabbi Julie, Rabbi Spitzer has been called "the successor to Dr. Mordechai Kaplan" -- the founder of Reconstructing Judaism -- because of the breadth and depth of her thinking.

    We hope you will join us in reading this book over the summer.  The book can be purchased online (including audio and e-versions) and at bookstores near you. Please consider supporting Philadelphia's independent bookstores such as Harriet's Bookshop (online link HERE)  or A Novel Idea (online link HERE).

    We will meet on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM on Zoom for a community discussion. 

    Feel free to invite friends and family to read the book and to join us.  

    Let's look forward to continuing learning together. 

    Information for this and all virtual events will automatically be sent to LHI members.  Guests are welcome to participate, and can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995  to request the remote access information.

    • Monday, August 22, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Do you love to read?  Are you interested in books of Jewish interest? Be a part of Leyv Ha-Ir's Book Group!  Our lively, interesting and insightful monthly Book Group discussions are led by LHI member Stacey Rose-Blass. 

    Our Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month, via Zoom, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  For ease of book acquisition and in order to allow sufficient time to enjoy each book, we will follow the recommendations from the Jewish Book Council, with modified timing.  (The JBC, found­ed in 1944, is the longest-run­ning orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture.  For over sev­en­ty years, it has used lit­er­a­ture to bring peo­ple togeth­er for mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions around Jew­ish life, iden­ti­ty, and cul­ture.)

    This month, the Book Group is discussing: Foot­prints on the Heart by Jean Nag­gar

    You do not have to have attended prior meetings to participate.  Zoom Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members. 

    Please share this information with your non-LHI member "bookish friends", even if they've missed our prior meetings.  If non-members would like to participate, they can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995, for the remote access information.

    • Saturday, September 03, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join us for our lay-led Saturday morning Shabbat services, adapted to Zoom. Our service will be enhanced by a Zoom facilitator. If you have a Kol Haneshamah Reconstructionist siddur (prayer book), please use it. If not, we’ll work around it.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members. Guests are welcome to participate, and can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995, for the remote access information.Organizer: info@leyv

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St., Philadelphia


    Leyv Ha-Ir is thrilled to join with Society Hill Synagogue and Temple BZBI again as we prepare to enter the High Holy Days, the Days of Awe.  There will be lots of music and timely talks by each of the rabbis.  This is always a popular and meaningful event.

    Registration is not needed; just show up.

    Questions?  Contact us at info@leyvhair.org or 267.639.5257.

    • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St., and Zoom
    Register

    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 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:

    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 do welcome everyone regardless of their ability to contribute financially.

    Service Schedule:

    Sunday, September 25, 7:00 PM - Erev Rosh HaShanah

    Monday, September 26, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShanah 1st Day

    Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 AM - Rosh HaShanah 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 (topic to be advised)

    Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 PM - Micha/Ne'ilah followed by Havdalah

    Wednesday, October 5, 7:10 - Break Fast (in person only)

    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 info@leyvhair.org or 215.629.1995.

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join us for our lay-led Saturday morning Shabbat services, adapted to Zoom. Our service will be enhanced by a Zoom facilitator. If you have a Kol Haneshamah Reconstructionist siddur (prayer book), please use it. If not, we’ll work around it.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members. Guests are welcome to participate, and can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995, for the remote access information.Organizer: info@leyv

    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join us for our lay-led Saturday morning Shabbat services, adapted to Zoom. Our service will be enhanced by a Zoom facilitator. If you have a Kol Haneshamah Reconstructionist siddur (prayer book), please use it. If not, we’ll work around it.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members. Guests are welcome to participate, and can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995, for the remote access information.Organizer: info@leyv

    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join us for our lay-led Saturday morning Shabbat services, adapted to Zoom. Our service will be enhanced by a Zoom facilitator. If you have a Kol Haneshamah Reconstructionist siddur (prayer book), please use it. If not, we’ll work around it.

    Information for this and all online events will automatically be sent to LHI members. Guests are welcome to participate, and can register here, email us at info@leyvhair.org, or call us at 215-629-1995, for the remote access information.Organizer: info@leyv

Past events

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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