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JCOR, the Jewish Community of Rhawnhurst was founded in 1997 with the purpose of promoting achdus in the orthodox Jewish community and bringing positive growth in Rhawnhurst.


   Rhawnhurst is an affordable, friendly, safe neighborhood located in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Besides having all of the features that a frum person wants, such as schools, shuls, mikvot, kosher markets, kosher restaurants, Hatzolah, Torah learning classes, and a large eruv, the most outstanding feature of Rhawnhurst is the affordability of the housing market. Kiplinger.com named Pennsylvania as one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees

   Truly, the real beauty of this Philadelphia Jewish community is in the people who live here. The sense of caring for each other and sharing each other’s simchas as well as helping when a family needs an act of chesed can only be appreciated by living here. 

  Our community now has approximately 450 families. The people here are hard-working professionals, business owners, and tradesmen. The employment picture is extremely good. Teachers are almost guaranteed getting a position here that pays in the upper twenty-fifth percent of what teachers are paid nationwide. Healthcare is another area where many people find employment with over 25 major hospitals located within commuting distance to the area. Computer technology is also a field in which many of our residents are employed. For more specific information about employment go to www.philly.com and click on jobs, or look at the JEVS Human Services website and click on Jobs at JEVS. Teachers should go to www.pareap.net.

   The Jewish Boy Scout Troop 185 serves the Rhawnhurst area and is lead by Scoutmaster Neil Schmerling, and Assistant Scoutmaster Howard Hyman.

   The shuls, businesses and  kosher restaurants of Rhawnhurst welcome tourists who come to the area to visit attractions such as the National Constitution Center, Penn's Landing, the Philadelphia Zoo, Sesame Place, the Adventure Aquarium, the Independence Seaport Museum, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, the Franklin Institute, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Longwood Gardens and the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site.

   For Shabbat hospitality in Rhawnhurst, contact Michael Bohm at 215-725-1338.




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