The Old York Road Corridor is home to a Jewishly diverse, warm, close knit community with many options to engage.
Old York Road Family

The OYR Kehillah includes the people and institutions along Old York Road (Route 611) of Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Abington, Huntingdon Valley and beyond. Over 25,000 Jews support this neighborhood.

Upcoming Events

Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In 2017, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Join Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and Regional Director of ADL Philadelphia Shira Goodman for a conversation about how we can hold these violent extremists accountable — starting with IFA’s Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this fall. To register, click here.

Delicious Rita’s to celebrate Shavuot!
Sunday May 16, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy 25% OFF (kids, small and large sizes) at the Rita’s, located at 1709 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Kosher Certified by Keystone-K Philadelphia. Sign up here for coupon code.

Old York Road Jewish Learning Fest
Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Let’s virtually celebrate Shavuot with a night of learning. You will have the ability to choose from a lineup of engaging and thought-provoking sessions. To register, click here.

JCRC Harrisburg Advocacy Day
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and ADL for a day of advocacy as we meet – virtually – with our elected officials at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to raise awareness about issues of concern to our communities. To register, click here

Book Discussion: ‘Palestine Posts’
Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Join us for a book discussion of “Palestine Posts: An Eyewitness Account of the Birth of Israel,” featuring author Daniel Chertoff. Daniel’s father, Mordecai, came to Palestine in 1947 as a twenty-five-year-old, determined to make his contribution to the emerging Jewish State. Between 1947 and 1950, he was a local news editor, foreign news editor, and war correspondent for The Palestine Post, a soldier in the Haganah, and a resident of Jerusalem. The book reflects the personal journey undertaken by the author to better understand a crucial period in Jewish history as well as his father as a young man and describes powerful encounters.

The book is available via Amazon in either softcover or Kindle or through the publisher, Koren. Use the code “posts” for a 15% discount. To register, click here.

Learn about the Old York Road Corridor

In early 2020 Jewish Federation released our once-in-a-decade population study. Click here for a recording of a presentation about what this study revealed about the Jewish community of Old York Road. To learn more about all population study findings, visit


Do you want to get more involved? We would love to have your volunteer energy! Contact Kim Decker at

In the News

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Sunday Soccer League

Watch a video about our Sunday Soccer League!

Old York Road Synagogues and Organizations

To ensure a vibrant Jewish community in our area, the OYR Kehillah partners with a diverse group of Jewish institutions.