The Pulse of Our Congregation May 2007

In this Issue

Looking Ahead

May 2007 Activities

Kehillah of Center City Taste of Judaism Features Rabbi Julie Presentation

Message from Rabbi

Passover Ceramics Workshop Enjoyed by LHI

Mark Your Calendar: Special May 2007 Events


Looking Ahead

A few upcoming events you might consider participating in are listed in the main section of this newsletter

Marking Life Cycle Events

Making a financial contribution to Congregation Leyv 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 designee of your choice. Contributions can be sent to our regular P.O. Box address, or contact Evy Simon, at 215-561-7474 or, if you'd like to have an acknowledgement card sent.

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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 primary anymore

6. Your ex is going to the dungeons and dragons meet-up -- so it would be uncomfortable.

5. The Penn Center building is beautiful this time of year

4. I'm nominating you to council in absentia.

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 meeting...

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
    Council Meeting
    Ethical Society
    7:00 PM

    May 5 SATURDAY
    Shabbat Services
    Ethical Society
    10:00 AM
    Lay Led

    May 11 FRIDAY
    Kabbalat Shabbat
    Ethical Society
    7:30 PM
    Rabbi Julie

    May 13 SUNDAY
    LHI Team~Heart of the City
    Race for the Cure
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    8:00 AM
    Susan Berger

    May 18 FRIDAY
    Spirituality Group
    Ethical Society
    6:30 PM

    May 20 SUNDAY
    Annual Meeting
    Penn Center House
    11:00 AM - Brunch at 10:30 AM
    Rabbi Julie/Mike

    May 22 TUESDAY
    Erev Shavuot
    Ethical Society
    7:30 PM
    Rabbi Julie

    May 26 SATURDAY
    Shabbat Services
    10:00 AM
    Lay Led

    May 28 MONDAY
    Memorial Day

    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 community:

    To learn more about these events, check 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
  • Dear Chevre,

    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,
    Rabbi Julie

  • Passover Ceramics Workshop Enjoyed by LHI
  • LHI members watch a demonstration at the Passover Ceramics workshop.

  • Mark Your Calendar: Special May 2007 Events

    A special service for a special member celebrating a special birthday ??????

    Meet our team captain, Susan Berger, at the team tent, in front of the Art Museum, at 8:30AM.
    Register by calling 215-238-8900.
    Bring friends, relatives. (Can't attend? How about a contribution in honor of Leyv Ha-Ir.)

    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 re-integration.

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