BuxMont is a beautiful corner of Philadelphia’s northwest suburbs, where Jewish life and learning thrives

Central Montgomery County—including the Townships of Whitpain, Whitemarsh, Upper Dublin, Lower Gwynedd, Horsham and the town of Ambler—is home to 14 percent of the Jewish population of Greater Philadelphia. According to the Jewish Federation’s 2019 Jewish population study, Buxmont is home to more than 27,000 Jewish households comprised of over 52,000 individuals. With multiple synagogue options across the denominational spectrum and some of the best public and private schools in the area, this corner of the northwestern Philadelphia suburbs is the perfect place for young Jewish families to settle.

In addition to these institutions, our community boasts a high percentage of youth attending Jewish summer camps and Hebrew school. And, as a multigenerational community, we are proud to host a state-of-the-art senior living facility, The Horsham Center for Jewish Life.

About the Kehillah of Buxmont

The Kehillah of Buxmont features a vibrant coalition of professional and volunteer leaders who come together throughout the year to collaborate on programs and events, and to share successes and challenges as we continue to engage our growing Jewish community.

For more information about our Kehillah’s programs, events and our institutions, contact Nomi Shapiro, Kehillah of Buxmont Coordinator, at buxmont@kehillah.jewishphilly.org

Kehillah kolot: community voices

“Kehillah Kolot: Community Voices Across Buxmont” is a new podcast, featuring conversations with local clergy and educators around the themes and Torah teachings of the Jewish calendar. New podcast episodes are launched each Rosh Chodesh.

See below and click to listen to past podcasts:

  • Kehillah Kolot #1: Month of Iyar
    • Listen to Rabbi Danielle Parmenter and Rabbi Jason Bonder discuss the spiritual significance of the counting of the Omer, the period between Pesach and Shavuot.

Upcoming EVENTS

MLK – Tu B’Shevat Day of Service for the Trees
Monday, January 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Here is a beautiful way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Jewish value of caring for the Earth. The Buxmont Kehillah and jkidphilly invite you to join us for a day of fun exploration and preparing for the restoration of tornado-damaged forests. Dress for the weather — we will start outside with scavenger hunts and digging! Warming treats, games, and indoor stories will follow. Exact location and parking details after registration. Recommended for ages 3–8 (siblings always welcome!). To register, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to volunteer with the Kehillah of Buxmont? We have a number of opportunities in the Buxmont area, including a need for volunteers at the Horsham Center for Jewish Life. For more information, contact Nomi Shapiro at buxmont@jewishphilly.org


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