Welcome to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel - Elkins Park

  • Join Rabbi Lance J. Sussman on the Summer Heritage Tour

    to Eastern France, Luxembourg & Jewish Paris

    More info here.

  • August 15th at 8:00 p.m. 

    Join us for a very special Shabbat Service "Once upon a Neighborhood: Jewish Life in Strawberry Mansion, Logan and Oak Lane, 1919 – 1960"
  • Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m.

    Third Thursday of Every Month
    Upcoming dates:
    9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/5

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From Our Clergy

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Clergy Blog

The Hebrew calendar is full of holidays. From the weekly Sabbath, to the yearly High Holy Days, every month contains sacred occasions. Some of our holidays are specifically joyous. These include Simchat Torah and Shavuot where we celebrate receiving the Torah and Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year for the Trees, which has become a modern Jewish Earth Day. Other holidays, like Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover commemorate Jewish victories over enemies who sought our destruction. We are joyous in our celebrations and at the same time that we recall how close our ancestors came to calamity. And there are days set aside each year to remember the occasions when we were defeated. This weekend and early next week we will observe Tisha B’Av – The Ninth of Av, throughout Jewish history, this is a day when our people suffered. We commemorate the destruction of both...

Upcoming Trips

Travel with Rabbis Peter and Stacy Rigler and Rabbi Lance and Liz Sussman on a tour of Israel August 17-29, 2014. Click here for more information. 

KI Sermons Online

Listen to the most recent sermon from KI's engaging clergy. Click here to listen to the sermon from the comfort of your computer.

Upcoming Events

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:00am
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:00pm
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 9:00am
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:30am

Reform: A Short Film

Please watch this collection of interviews with long-time KI members and hear them share their memories of life at KI. Click here to view. The password is "ki"

 KI on Broad St.   


Featured Events

08/06/2014 - 10:00am
08/21/2014 - 6:00pm
08/22/2014 (All day)

Temple Judea Museum

 Click here for Temple Judea Museum News

The mission of the museum (TJM) begins with the more than 3,000 objects in its permanent collection through exhibitions; preservation; acquisition; and value as an educational tool. An active exhibition schedule showcases both historic and contemporary collections, and the museum regards contemporary art as essential to a fully realized Jewish visual experience. The museum's Artists Collaborative is an essential part of all museum activities.

Preschool & JQuest Activities

Volunteers are needed for our JQuest Office for as little as an hour or as much time as you want to give. Help is needed to: 

  • Organize and clean out classrooms/closets
  • File student work
  • Create bulletin boards
  • Make calls to prospective members
  • Make back to school packages

If you or your teen is interested please contact Lindsey Heller by email or call 215-887-8704.