Congregation Raim Ahuvim

The Austro-Hungarian Chevra in Philadelphia
Founded 1892

Congregation Raim Ahuvim is one of Philadelphia’s oldest Orthodox Shuls, dating back to 1892.  It was founded by a group of Austro-Hungarian immigrants in the Society Hill section of the city.  After several moves, the Shul is now located in Overbrook Farms, bordering Wynnefield.  Our membership today consists of Jews of all stripes, but we daven Nusach Sefard, in accordance with the tradition of the Shul. Recently, the Shul went through a period of upheaval due to a fire on June 22nd 2011, resulting in a need for massive renovations.  


In order to enable a fruitful dialogue to take place in our community regarding the future of Raim Ahuvim and to ensure an optimal outcome to our renovation efforts, we created a rabbinical advisory board. Thanks to volunteer work and contributions from our shul members and from the community at large we have restored our makom tefillah.  A lot more needs to be done.  We welcome your advice, your donations, and your volunteer work.


Rabbinic Advisory Board

·         Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky

·         Rabbi Avraham Shmidman

Rosh Hashanah & Shabbas Shuvah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah services will take place at Raim Ahuvim from Sunday evening, October 2nd through Tuesday evening, October 4th. Services are free and members of the community are welcome.

The synagogue will have services on Shabbas Shuvah, Friday night October 7th through Saturday night October 8th.

Services will also be held on Yom Kippur Tuesday night, October 11th through Wednesday night October 12th.

If you are interested in joining us for any or all of these services, kindly call Rabbi Botwinick at 215-473-4502 to find out the times of prayer.


Photo courtesy of Daniel Gorin

Address: 5854 Drexel Road | Phone: (215) 473-4502

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