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Visiting Beth Sholom Synagogue

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FAQs

Why are there no Saturday tours?

  • Beth Sholom closes for the Jewish Sabbath.

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, 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 2 hours 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 off of Foxcroft Road. Enter under the green awning and turn right into the Frank Lloyd Wright building.

Bus passenger drop off / pickup and bus parking:

  • Busses may load / unload at the green awning. Busses should park in the rear of the parking lot.

Driving Directions:

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

From Center City Philadelphia (approximately 30-50min depending on traffic):

  • [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

Follow 611 North for 2 miles, follow Rt 611 North as it veers right (CVS Drug Store on right)

Follow Rt 611 North for 2 miles

Beth Sholom Synagogue is on the right

 

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

 

Public Transportation:

Broad Street Subway North to the Olney Transportation Center

  • Rt 55 bus: the stop is in front of Beth Sholom Synagogue (Foxcroft Road), 20 mins. Bus schedule via Septa.

The regional rail stations:

Elkins Park Station - located 1 mile from our building.

Walking distance to the Rt 55 bus or a 20-minute walk. There are sidewalks, but please call for instructions.

 

Jenkintown Station – located 1 mile from our building. There are no sidewalks or buses that come directly to our building, both Uber and cab companies are available.

 

For questions regarding public transportation, please call us at (215) 887-1342 x157.

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778