A few upcoming events you might
participating in are listed in the main
section of this newsletter
Marking Life Cycle Events
Making a financial contribution to
Ha-Ir is a great way to mark special life events,
simchas, yahrzeits, etc. We are happy to send an
acknowledgement of your contribution to a
of your choice. Contributions can be sent to our
regular P.O. Box address, or contact Evy
215-561-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd
have an acknowledgement card sent.
Dear Friends of Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City,
Top ten reasons to go to the Leyv Ha-Ir ~
Heart of the City Annual Meeting Sunday May
20, 2007 at 11AM:
10. No tickets for the Phillies Game
9. Free Food
8. You're not going here:
7. You don't have to stay home and
figure out who to vote for in the mayoral
6. Your ex is going to the dungeons and
dragons meet-up -- so it would be
5. The Penn Center building is
beautiful this time of year
4. I'm nominating you to council in
3. Your mother called and said it's the
right thing to do.
2. To get the Jewish Exponent picture
of Rabbi Julie autographed.
And the number one reason you should go to
the Leyv Ha- Ir ~ Heart of the City annual
1. You're committed to the future of
this excellent little shul.
See you there,
Michael Meketon, President
Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City
|May 2007 Activities
May 2 WEDNESDAY
May 5 SATURDAY
May 11 FRIDAY
May 13 SUNDAY
LHI Team~Heart of the City
Race for the
Museum of Art
May 18 FRIDAY
May 20 SUNDAY
Penn Center House
AM - Brunch at 10:30 AM
May 22 TUESDAY
May 26 SATURDAY
May 28 MONDAY
As part of the Kehillah of Center City we
are invited to attend all of the events that are
sponsored by the Kehillah and our larger
To learn more about these events,
out the link to Center City Kehillah.
||Click here for a complete look at activities for the upcoming two months.
|Kehillah of Center City Taste of Judaism Features Rabbi Julie Presentation
Rabbi Julie was a very popular lecturer in
our session of the Kehillah of Center City's
Taste of Judaism series, designed to present
a little about Judaism to people from a
variety of backgrounds.
|Message from Rabbi
Spring has finally sprung and isn't
it a joy to see the miracle of creation
unfolding before our very eyes?
Speaking of creation, my 17 year-old son
Raffi, who serves as my assistant in a
one-room Jewish schoolhouse that I run on
Sunday evenings for children, was teaching
the creation story. "In the beginning God
created the heavens and the earth..." He was
helping the kids notice what was created on
each of the seven days of creation. And he
noticed that plants were created on one day
and the sun and moon on the following day.
"Mom, how could there be plants before there
was sun?" I'll let you ponder this question.
If you'd like to hear various responses
to this multi-valent question, come to our
Annual Meeting. We'll do a go-round of your
thoughts and also hear some rabbinic midrash.
THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PLACE TO SHOW UP!
Our community is US and we need to be there!
At this meeting, Heart of the City president
Michael Meketon and I have exciting financial
news to announce. We'll also be announcing
the book that we're all invited to read for
our One Book, One Congregation summer
reading. And we'll be choosing leaders and
programs for next year.
I hope to see each and every Leyv
Ha-Ir-nik at this meeting!
Love and Blessings,
|Passover Ceramics Workshop Enjoyed by LHI
LHI members watch a demonstration at the
Passover Ceramics workshop.
|Mark Your Calendar: Special May 2007 Events
THREE VERY IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 7:30pm, ETHICAL SOCIETY
KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE LED BY RABBI JULIE
A special service for a special member
celebrating a special birthday ??????
MOTHER'S DAY, MAY 13TH
LEYV HA-IR'S ANNUAL ACTIVITY
RACE FOR THE CURE
Meet our team captain, Susan Berger, at
the team tent, in front of the Art Museum, at
Register by calling 215-238-8900.
Bring friends, relatives. (Can't attend?
How about a contribution in honor of Leyv
Join us for our Shavuot Service
Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30PM
Ethical Society, led by Rabbi Julie
Greenberg. We celebrate the giving of the Torah,
God's gift to the Jewish people.
What better way to celebrate the occasion than by
donating dictionaries of all types
(English, foreign language to English)! Our
Congregation will once again recognize
BOOKS THROUGH BARS,
an organization that distributes free
educational materials to prisoners -
thereby promoting successful community