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.  


Thanks to volunteer work, contributions from our members, and from the community at large, the renovation of our Shul which is housed on the ground floor is now for the most part completed.  The renovation also included comprehensive structural work on the outside walls.  We are now working on reestablishing regular davening times and we welcome you to celebrate your simcha in our beautifully renovated social hall.  For more information please call Sara Botwinick:  (215) 473-4502 or (567) 562-0078.


Rabbinic Advisory Board

·         Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky

·         Rabbi Avraham Shmidman

Special Event Recording

Podcast of Reb Sholom Kamenetsky's shiur at Raim Ahuvim 12/14/17






Photo courtesy of Daniel Gorin

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

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