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

November 25

Rabbi Klein's Sisterhood Class

Knitting Club 7pm

November 26

Office Closed

November 27

Office Closed

Shabbat Begins 4:19pm

December 2

Rabbi Klein's Sisterhood Class 10am

Knitting Club 7pm

December 3

Chocolatrium Chocolate Factory Trip 10am

December 4

Shabbat Begins 4:17pm

Family Friday Superhero Night 6pm

December 6

PTA Meeting 9:15am

Chanukah Begins at sunset

December 8

Sisterhood General Meeting 7pm

December 9

Chanukah Celebration 6pm

Knitting Club 7pm

December 11


Guest Speaker: Principal Gene Jones 7:45pm

December 12

Tot Shabbat 6:30pm

Singles Game Night 8pm

December 13

Chaverim Tour of the Fairmount Park Houses

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



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