Northeast Philadelphia is a lively, multi-ethnic section of Philadelphia with a down-to-earth vibe and a 1600+ acre green space (Pennypack Park) embraced by its residents. It hosts a vibrant Jewish community with many synagogues and Chabad centers, mikvahs, kosher markets and restaurants, early learning centers, a premier Orthodox day school and a vibrant community center, the KleinLife JCC.

Approximately 10% of people in Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia live in the Northeast. While it has a higher proportion of older adults than Greater Philadelphia as a whole, there are also many young people and families. The Northeast contains a sizable number of Israel-Americans as well as families from the former Soviet Union. The Northeast is home to a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community), subsidized Federation Housing for seniors, a satellite office of the Mitzvah Food Program and the distribution warehouse for the Jewish Relief Agency.

Interested in getting involved with Northeast Jewish life? Please do! In the Northeast, we care about our neighbors. For more information, please contact

Check out this video about the Northeast from JCOR (Jewish Community of Rawnhurst), one of the many active members of our Kehillah.

Northeast Synagogues & Organizations