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

Rosh Hashanah & Shabbas Shuvah & Yom Kippur

Services are free and members of the community are welcome.

Erev Rosh Hashanah 57784

Mincha:   6:40 PM

Maariv:    7:40  PM

Rosh Hashanah – First Day:

Shacharis:   9 AM

Shofar Blowing:   Approx. 1 PM

Mincha services will immediately follow the completion of Musaf

Maariv:  7:45 PM

Rosh Hashanah – Second Day:

Shacharis:  9 AM

Shofar Blowing:  Approx. 1 PM

Mincha Services will immediately follow the completion of Musaf

Maariv:  7:43 PM

Shabbas Shuvah:

Shacharit 9 AM

Rabbi Botwinick’s Shabbas Shuvah Derasha:  5:45 PM

Mincha:  6:30 PM

Maariv:  7:41 PM

Erev Yom Kippur 5778:

Kol Nidre:  6:43 PM

Shacharis on Yom Kippur starts at 9 AM

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







Photo courtesy of Daniel Gorin

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

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