Leyv Ha-Ir holding June 14 Kabbalat Shabbat Service at The Little Shul
as part of Hidden City Philadelphia
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May 13, 2013
Dear Friends of Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City,
We hope you will join us for this very special Kabbalat Shabbat service!


Friday, June 14, 2013  
Tour of The Little Shul at 7:00 PM

Service at 7:30 PM, followed by Oneg Shabbat

Location: The Little Shul (formally Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras Israel)
                  2015 South 4th Street
                  Philadelphia, PA 19148

Little Shul interior The Little Shul is being featured as part of Philadelphia's  Hidden City Festival. On June 14 we will be given a tour of this historic synagogue in South Philly, followed by our own Kabbalat Shabbat service. There will be a time for sharing your experiences growing up Jewish in one of Philadelphia's neighborhoods, and of course an Oneg Shabbat. You do NOT need a Hidden City Festival ticket or pass to attend our service.



Our service that evening will be led by Kelilah Miller. Kelilah is currently a fifth-year student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), and by the time of the service she will be a newly ordained rabbi. In fact, this service will be her first official function as a rabbi.  Bobbi Cohen, Leyv Ha-Ir's president, had a chance to spend some time with Kelilah and experience one of her services at a recent RRC function, and reports that it is sure to be a lively and joyous service with lots of music.


Kelilah grew up in a liberal-observant Jewish home in Philadelphia, and spent her childhood summers working and living on an organic farm in Lancaster County. Much of her personal spiritual development comes from that time. She gained more of her Jewish education at Akiba Hebrew Academy and in her havurah. Kelilah graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in religion. There is nothing she loves more that studying Jewish text, immersing herself in Jewish life, connecting with other Jews, and being an active part of the evolution of the tradition.  


Her rabbinic internships have included para-chaplaincy in boarding homes for people with chronic mental illness and educational work in religious schools.  Kelilah currently works as the rabbinic intern at the Swarthmore College Hillel. She also participates in the Transformative Text Project, assists fellow students with classical text study, and teaches an adult course at Beth David Reform Congregation.  




Please mark your calendar to attend. The Little Shul is located at 2015 South 4th Street, between McKean St. and Snyder Ave. (near Moyamensing Ave.). The Route 57 bus goes there, heading south on 4th St. from center city, and there is street parking.

You can read more at:
The Little Shul website: 
Recent Exponent article 

Bat Mitzvah at The Little Shul Story here