Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

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In 1962, ten families in Northeast Philadelphia met to discuss the need for a synagogue to service the new and growing Jewish population in the Bustleton and Somerton areas. This congregation was given the name the Greater Northeast Jewish Congregation. As they discussed the founding of their own shul, they realized they would need more than a synagogue...they needed a true Jewish Community Center.

Our rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders continue to place a strong emphasis on Jewish education since the synagogue's founding. We are particularly proud of our religious school graduates, many of whom have gone on to Gratz College and become today's Jewish leaders across the country. Shaare Shamayim continues to be a community leader and a center for activities such as Israel advocacy, blood drives, musical shows, political forums, family education, and cultural exploration.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's History page.

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