Lower Merion is one of the oldest townships outside Philadelphia. Located in Montgomery County, this community of beautiful residential homes, apartments and bustling business districts is the heart of the historic Main Line.

In Lower Merion, you can find everything within an easy commute (including Center City, Philadelphia’s downtown). Jewish life is especially vibrant with over 13,000 Jewish households, congregations and minyanim of all denominations, day and congregational schools, a full-service Jewish Community Center and kosher restaurants.

The area has a higher percentage of Jewish children than Montgomery County or Greater Philadelphia overall. The Kehillah of Lower Merion is unique in its collaborative activities for all ages; recent examples include a community selichot observance, a lively Pajamarama program for preschoolers, “The 3rd Act: Aging with Grit and Humor” theater presentation for older adults, and a community Purim Carnival for families of all ages.

For more information about Lower Merion neighborhood programs, contact lowermerion@jewishphilly.org.


Beit T’Shuva Freedom Song
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Main Line Reform Temple

Join the Lower Merion Kehillah and community partners for a powerful theater production that tackles addiction in the Jewish community. An estranged, drug-addicted sister shows up at Passover Seder – what could go wrong? This is the set-up for Freedom Song, a touring musical born out of a Jewish rehab.
To register, click here.

Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Remembrance Program
Monday, April 17 | 7:00 p.m.
Main Line Reform Temple–Beth Elohim or Virtual

Join the Lower Merion Kehillah for an annual communal observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration will feature candle lighting by Holocaust survivors and family members, liturgy, music, and a thoughtful and moving presentation by author and investigative reporter Isabel Vincent. For more information, contact Noah Schoenberg at nschoenberg@jewishphilly.org. To view the virtual program, click here.


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