The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

The Old York Road corridor is home to a Jewishly diverse, warm, close knit community with many options to engage. The OYR kehillah includes the people and institutions along Old York Road (Route 611) of Cheltenham Township, Jenkintown Borough and Abington Township and its neighbors. Over 25,000 Jews support its 12 synagogues and organizations.


Do you want to get more involved? We would love to have your volunteer energy! Contact Kim Decker at with your interest in the opportunities below.

1. RAIL Rabbis an Institutional Leaders meets approximately three times per year.
2. The OYR Kehillah Board meets on a quarterly basis. This board is composed of representatives from each synagogue.

Israel Projects

Want to host a collaborative Israel project? Contact Kim Decker to discuss ways to take advantage of the Jewish Federation’s Israel Grant.

Old York Road Synagogues and Organizations