Congregations of

Shaare Shamayim

9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia PA 19115    (215) 677-1600



Community Synagogue

Celebrate your faith with Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, a community synagogue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Come and join our family to connect with Hashem, the local community, Israel, and members with shared interests.

A Caring Congregation

Welcome to Congregations of Shaare Shamayim—the oldest traditional synagogue in Philadelphia. Our more than 600 families enjoy the option of both traditional, conservative (full women's participation on the bima), and junior services, along with thriving preschool, kindergarten, and religious school programs. This includes creative activities for all ages and interests, as well as political action/speakers of interest to the extended Jewish Community. Additionally, we offer a men's club and sisterhood, as well as a youth group.

Service Times

One congregation with a service option for everyone! We invite you to join us every Shabbat, daven in the service of your choice and celebrate Shabbat as a united congregation with a lovely Shabbat Kiddush. Aliyah and Torah honors are available in either service. Call the Synagogue office at (215) 677-1600 to arrange an Aliyah for your upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, AufRuf, Baby Naming, Yahrzeit, etc.

Traditional Service

Rabbi Jean Claude Klein
Cantor Don Samuels
Monday - Friday at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m.
Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday - Thursday at 7:45 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - Evenings, Varies With sunset.

Conservative Service

Rabbi Daniel Wolpe
Cantor Michael Bitton

Saturday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday Evenings 7:45 p.m.

Junior Congregation

Missy Birnbaum and Rachel Rosen

We'd love to see all of our students every Shabbat at Junior Congregation.

Bagels are served at 10:15 a.m.

Come and spend Shabbat with your friends!

Contact us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for more information about our community synagogue.

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Friday, 9:00 am.–2:00 p.m. 
Serving Northeast Philadelphia & the Surrounding Suburbs, including Bucks & Montgomery Counties

Upcoming Events

August 30

"Uru Achim" Charity Fundraiser Concert 4pm

August 31
A Taste of the New Year at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 6pm
September 5
Selihot: Forgiveness, a Guilt Free Discussion 8:30pm
September 8
Sisterhood Meeting: Belly Dancing 7pm

September 9

First Day of Religious School

September 13

Rosh Hashana Begins 6:45pm

September 14

Rosh Hashana First Day

September 15

Rosh Hashana Second Day
September 20
Sukkah Building with the Men's Club and PTA 9am

Sunday School Opening Day BBQ

September 22

Yom Kippur Begins 6:30pm


September 23

Yom Kippur

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Become a Member of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim by contacting us at 215-677-1600



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