Chester County is a vibrant community, rich with Jewish resources for you and your family.

ABOUT Chester COUNTY KEHILLAH

Chester County, founded in 1682 by William Penn, was one of the first three original counties in Pennsylvania. It consistently ranks among the top places to live, work, and raise a family, due to its fine cultural attractions, history, educational opportunities, well-known teaching hospitals, and diverse employment choices. The Chester County Kehillah is an active force in maintaining a strong Jewish community for people who have migrated from metropolitan Philadelphia and for those who have relocated from other communities.

According to the Jewish Federation’s 2019 population study, approximately 6% of the Jewish households that comprise the Greater Philadelphia area live in Chester County. Jewish life in Chester County is vibrant – the county’s eight congregations represent a diversity of denominations, along with a variety of Jewish organizations, collaborative educational experiences, service opportunities, and other resources. Popular Jewish community programs offered by the Kehillah of Chester County include its annual Summer Shorts Film Festival and musical performances by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan.

For more information about the Chester County Kehillah’s Jewish community programs as well as Jewish life in general in Chester County, contact Shelley Rappaport, Director, Kehillah of Chester County at 484.582.0210 or chestercounty@kehillah.jewishphilly.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cemetery Cleanup at Har Nebo
Sunday, October 17 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6061 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

Come do a mitzvah! Volunteer with your community and help cleanup Har Nebo, one of the region’s oldest and largest cemeteries. We will close with a memorial service to honor all of those buried at Har Nebo. Volunteer opportunities include: raking, picking up trash and clipping overgrown vines. Click here to register.

CHESTER COUNTY SYNAGOGUES & ORGANIZATIONS

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