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, 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 6:40 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

April 20

Women's Self Defense Seminar 7:30pm

April 22

Rabbi Klein's Spring Sisterhood Class: Rupture and Rapture" 10am

PTA Meeting with guest Rabbi Klein discussing "Kosher 101" 6pm

April 24

Men's Club family Shabbat 7:45pm

April 26

A Taste of Israel 11am

April 27

Women's Self Defense Seminar 7:30pm

April 29

Rabbi Klein's Spring Sisterhood Class 10am

April 30

Rabbi Lance Sussman: "The Philadelphia Story" 7:30pm

May 2

Lunch n' Learn with Rabbi Klein 12pm

May 6

Rabbi Klein's Spring Sisterhood Class 10am

May 12

Israel Independence Day Festival at Citizens Bank Park 4:30pm

May 13

Rabbi Klein's Spring Sisterhood Class 10am

Men's Club New York Trip

May 15

Tot Shabbat

May 20

Rabbi Klein's Spring Sisterhood Class 10am

Author Nomi Eve and Luncheon 1pm

June 2

Donor Dinner 6pm

June 8

Men's Club Beef and Beer Closing Event 6pm

June 10

New York Show Trip

June 18


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