A guide to Shelter, Food, & Service in Jewish Philadelphia:

Click here for directions to B’nai Abraham.

Shelter – Recommended Hotels Within Walking Distance to Shul:
Society Hill Sheraton – 1 Dock St (0.4m NE)- (215) 238-6000
Wyndham Hotel  Independence Mall- 400 Arch St (0.7m N) – (215) 923-8660
The Franklin Hotel – 401 Chestnut Street (0.5m N) – (215) 925-0000
The Morris Hotel – 225 S 8th Street (0.5m NW) – (215) 922-2446
The Thomas Bond Hotel – 129 S 2nd St (0.5m NE) – (215) 923-8523
Best Western – 235 Chestnut St (0.5m NE) – (215) 922-4443
Hotel Monaco – 433 Chestnut St (0.5m N) – (215) 925-2111
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing –  201 S. Columbus Blvd (0.6m E) – (215) 928-1234
(Note: this hotel is outside the Eruv)

The Philadelphia Eruv is expanding! For an eruv map and for regular updates, visit centercityeruv.org



Food – A list of local kosher bakeries and restaurants (we recommend you call ahead)

Center City:
Mama’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Falafel) – 18 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia 215-751-0477
Homemade Goodies by Roz (Bakery) – 510 S. 5th Street (between Lombard & South) 215-592-9616

West Philadelphia:
Kosher Dining @ Penn, University of Pennsylvania Falk Dining Commons in Steinhardt Hall at 39th Street between Walnut and Locust Streets Phone: 215-573-7596. Note that there is a rotating menu of dairy and meat selections throughout the week

Northeast Philadelphia:
Espresso Cafe & Sushi Bar (Dairy, Cholov Yisroel) – 7814 Castor Ave. Philadelphia 215-745-0130

Palace Royal (Meat) – 9859 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia (215) 677-3323

Main Line:
Citron & Rose Tavern and Market – 261 Montegomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd (610) 257-7577

The Dairy Cafe – 321 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd (610) 808-9045
The Dairy Express – 370 Montegomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, (610) 664-4919
Star of David Kosher Grill – 942 Montgomery Ave, Penn Valley (484) 278-4129
New York Bagels – 7549 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia (215) 878-8080
Shalom Pizza – (Dairy, Cholov Yisroel) 7598 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia (215) 878-1500

Cherry Hill, NJ:
Cherry Grill (meat, glatt kosher) – 112 Barclay Farms Shopping Center (Rt. 70E) Cherry Hill, NJ (856) 428-6666
Esti’s Betsy’s – 2442 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ (856) 755-1116

For the most up-to-date information on kosher restaurants, visit keystone-k.org



Service – Minyan Times

Morning – Shacharis:
Monday through Friday – 7:15am (year-round) | B’nai Abraham
Saturdays – Shabbos 9:30am | B’nai Abraham
Sundays & Public Holidays – 8:30am | B’nai Abraham

Evening – Mincha & Maariv:
Monday through Thursday 10 minutes before sundown (Mincha & Maariv | Spring & Summer) at B’nai Abraham
Friday night services | 509 Pine Street / Vilna Congregation begin at Sunset
(during summer months, services begin at 7:00pm)

Other Options
Mincha:

Early Weekday Mincha in Center City
1:45pm | 1420 Walnut Street / The Law firm of Alan L. Rothenberg, Call (800) 624-8888
2:00pm | 19th and Market (ground floor 1818 Market building)
3:00pm | 110 South 8th Street (between Sansom & Chestnut) / Chabad Israeli Center

For evening services, please try:

UPenn Hillel Evening Maariv Minyan @ Penn  – call in advance for mincha + maariv times
Lower Merion Synagogue (610) 664-5626
Lubavitch Northeast (215) 725-2030
Young Israel of Elkins Park (215) 635-3152
Chabad of Main Line (610) 660-9900
Sons of Israel, Cherry Hill (856) 667-9700

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For tourist information, visit visitphilly.com or independencevisitorcenter.com