Center City Eruv

The Center City Eruv Corporation

About Us

The Center City Eruv is maintained by the Center City Eruv Corporation, a non-profit corporation created by volunteers for the sole purpose of maintaining the Eruv in Center City, Philadelphia. Our members come from the entire Philadelphia Jewish community; we are not associated with any specific synagogue or organization.

Each week, the Eruv is maintained by community volunteers who have been trained to recognize structural problems with the Eruv that may have come about during the course of the week. If the Eruv is found in an acceptable state, we inform the community through this website and our electronic mailing list that the Eruv is up and that carrying is acceptable within its boundaries on the Sabbath of that week. If the Eruv is found to be in an unacceptable state, and repairs cannot be finished before the beginning of the Sabbath on Friday at sundown, then we inform the community that the Eruv is down and that carrying must be avoided that week on the Sabbath.

Rabbinical Supervision


The Rav HaMachshir (rabbinical supervisor) of the Center City Eruv is Rabbi Dov Aaron Brisman. Rabbi Brisman is the Av Beit Din of the Beit Din of Philadelphia and an associate Av Beit Din of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He is the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Young Israel of Elkins Park, PA. The Eruv is built and maintained according to the standards and guidance set forth by Rabbi Brisman, and he is consulted for all improvement projects.

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    Center City Eruv Corporation
    c/o Jonathan Gradman
    819A Carpenter Street
    Philadelphia, PA  19147