Friday, May 17th 2013- The eruv is up.
boundaries of the eruv are shown on Center
City Eruv Map
to "mix or join together," is a device that
integrates a number of private and public properties
into one larger domain,thereby
permitting Jews, under Jewish law, to carry items and
wheel strollers WITHIN THE DOMAIN on Shabbat. THIS LARGER
DOMAIN IS CREATED BY DILINEATING PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES,
USUALLY UTILIZING ALREADY-EXISTING STRUCTURES. THE C.C.
ERUV WILL BE COMPRISED LARGELY OF TELEPHONE POLES &
WIRES, AS WELL AS ALREADY-EXISTING FENCES ON THE PERIPHERIES
OF CENTER CITY.
creation of an eruv therefore encourages the "joining
together" of a Jewish community. It permits parents
of young children to reach a synagogue on the Sabbath,
to meet with friends at neighborhood homes, and to share
festive Sabbath meals. It benefits the elderly whose
use of canes, wheelchairs and other ancillary items
is not otherwise permitted. Others will find it convenient
to bring a tallit (prayer shawl) or siddur (prayerbook)
to synagogue, or to carry glasses, house keys and other
items. Thus, it encourages greater interaction and participation
in Jewish life by members of the community.
mission of the Center City Eruv Corporation is to construct
and maintain an eruv in Center City Philadelphia. Our
eruv is presently in the planning and construction stage.
time to time, the eruv is disrupted (fallen power lines,
rupturedfences, etc), and must be fully restored if
it is to be relied upon to allow carrying on any given
Shabbat. When the eruv is complete, this
web site will advise members of the community on a weekly
basis whether the eruv is "up" (intact &
operational) or "down."
Center City Eruv will be constructed and maintained
by the Center City Eruv Corporation, a non-profit corporation.
The Center City Eruv Corporation draws its members from
the entire Philadelphia Jewish community and is not
associated with any specific synagogue or organization.