Tour Info

FAQs

Why are there no Saturday tours?

·    Beth Sholom closes for tours on the Jewish Sabbath, no exceptions.

Why are there no tours on what appear to be random days?

·    Beth Sholom closes for all Jewish Holidays. Jewish Holidays are based on the Hebrew calendar. They do not fall on the same date on the Gregorian calendar every year. For more information on the Hebrew calendar – www.hebcal.com.

·    As a functioning Synagogue there are various events that may be scheduled during tour hours – Weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, Hebrew School, etc.


Why would there be last minute changes to the tour schedule?

·    Jewish Funerals are scheduled as soon as possible after a death. We do not permit visitors to be in the building 1 hour prior to and during a Funeral out of respect to our families.

 

Photography

 

Photography of Beth Sholom Synagogue, interior and exterior, is permitted for Personal Use Only.

 

 

 

Accessibility

 

Beth Sholom Synagogue is an accessible building. The entrance to the elevator is located on the outside of the building, next to the driveway. 

 

Parking and Tour Entrance:

The parking lot is located behind the building. Enter under the green awning and turn right into the Frank Lloyd Wright building.

 

Driving Directions:

GPS address: 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027  Google Maps

 

From Center City Philadelphia:

[We recommend taking Rt-76 around the city, NOT Rt-611/Broad Street North through the city as this will take longer.]

 

Rt 676 West ->

Rt 76 West (Valley Forge) ->

Rt 1 North / Roosevelt Blvd (Exit 340B) ->

Rt 611 North Broad Street ->

Left at the Traffic light on to Rt 611 North

Continue on Rt 611 North for 2 miles

Follow Rt 611 North when it veers right (CVS Drug Store on right)

Follow Rt 611 North for 2 miles

Beth Sholom Synagogue is on right

Continue past the building and turn right, pass the building, then right turn into our parking lot.

 

 Public Transportation:

Broad Street Subway North to the Olney Transportation Center

Rt 55 bus: stops in front of Beth Sholom Synagogue (Foxcroft Road), 20 mins

Bus schedule via Google Maps.

 

The regional rail station (Elkins Park) is located 1 mile from our building. There are sidewalks, but please call for instructions.

For questions regarding public transportation, please feel free to call us.