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

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.

ABOUT Chester COUNTY KEHILLAH

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@jewishphilly.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Reflections on ‘The Mountaintop’
Monday, February 6 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Virtual

In honor of Black History Month, join JCRC and the Chester County Kehillah for a discussion with the director and actor of ‘The Mountaintop,’ a play that reimagines the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. You can also watch “The Mountaintop” at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in February. Use promo code (JCRC5) for a $5 discount on all full-priced tickets, in addition to waiving the ticket processing fee.

To register for the virtual conversation, click here.

To purchase tickets for the live show, click here.

CHESTER COUNTY SYNAGOGUES & ORGANIZATIONS

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