Membership Overview




Rabbi Lance Sussman - Photo by Patrick SnookDear Friends,

     KI has served the Philadelphia Jewish community with distinction since 1847. Our warm, caring community in Elkins Park offers many different worship opportunities, extensive educational opportunities for all ages, active social action and outreach programs and much more.
     KI offers a liberal interpretation of the Jewish tradition while remaining respectful of the tradition. We understand that every person and each family is unique in its needs and interests. We hope you will find KI to be your spiritual home. 
     We are thrilled that you are considering becoming part of our congregational family. We will do everything we can to make our synagogue yours and to make your experiences here meaningful and enriching. 
     The KI rabbinic staff is here to serve you. Our highest responsibility is to be with your family in times of joy and times of need. We encourage you to make an appointment to meet with us so that we can get to know you and you can get to know us!
     I hope and pray that as a future member you will receive the spiritual nurturing you seek and help to build the future of our wonderful religious heritage. 

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.



Contact Jaimie Shmelzer for more information: 215-887-8700

We invite you to partake in Keneseth Israel’s first-year membership opportunity. 

While we embrace many modern traditions, we work hard to keep the core and essence of Jewish life. Keneseth Israel is a diverse community representing a broad constituency of nearly 1,000 families. We happily welcome, accept and foster relationships with anyone looking for a spiritual home.

To become a member of KI and join our special community please download and complete our membership form.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 215-887-8700.


2019-2020 Rates

Couple/Family $2975
Single $1800
Associate Couple $1500
Associate Single $875
Single 30 - 35 $400
Single Under 30 $250
Couple 30 - 35 $800
Couple Under 30 $500