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.


Davening Times

Sunday Shacharis:   8:00 AM

For info on Shabbos davening please call 215-473-4502

Rabbinic Advisory Board

·         Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky

·         Rabbi Avraham Shmidman

Rosh Hashanah & Shabbas Shuvah

Rosh Hashanah & Shabbas Shuvah services will take place at Raim Ahuvim from Wednesday evening, September 24th through Saturday evening, September 27th. Services are free and members of the community are welcome.

Evening service on September 24th will take place at 6:45 PM

Morning services on all 3 days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) will take place at 9 AM

If you are interested in joining us, 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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