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Ahavas Torah has a 10:00 PM Ma'ariv minyan Sunday through Thursday nights, excluding Yom Tov and fast days. This has actually turned out to be somewhat of a Rhawnhurst community minyan attracting participants from other shuls in the area. It's an option for those who missed earlier minyanim at their "home" shuls.
There is a wonderful weekly parsha class that has been going on at Ahavas Torah every Monday between 7:00 and 8:00 pm followed by Ma'ariv service. If you are looking to increase your knowledge of the weekly Torah portion, gain more insight into the Torah, and have something to say over at the Shabbos table this class is for you. It is given by someone who lives outside of Philadelphia who is very knowledgeable, entertaining, and thought provoking. The class is open to everyone and is easy to understand. You are sure to love it.
Another program that is hosted in Ahavas Torah is the Bnos Agudath Yisroel Shabbos group. They meet every Shabbos in age appropriate groups where they play games, hear parsha stories and eat snacks.
BETH MEDRASH HARAV
7926 Algon Avenue at Griffith Street.
Beth Midrash Harav, better known as "Rabbi Yolles’ shul" is located on the corner of Griffith Street and Algon Avenue. Rav Yolles founded his shul in the mid 60’s. Every Shabbos, many of the women of the shul come early to davening to set up a Kiddush for afterwards. They look forward to collectively preparing the snacks for the shul to share in the kiddush.
On Friday evenings throughout the summer, beginning with the first Shabbos after Shavuot, there will be have a minyon for mincha starting 10 minutes before the sundown immediately followed by Kaballas Shabbos. Everyone is welcome.
They have started a mini kollel Monday through Thursday nights from 8:00 until 9:30.
There is a Daf Yomi class every morning from 9 to 10 o’clock.
Between Mincha and Maariv on the weekdays there is a Mishnah Berurah shiur, and on Shabbos, Rabbi Moshe Ungar gives a shiur between Mincha and Maariv. The heimishe atmosphere draws many families from the area, making the shul comfortably full.
The regular Shabbos morning minyan at B'nai Israel meets at 9:00 am.
About an hour and half before mincha, Bnei Akiva Shabbos group meets downstairs in the shul. The Rosh Madrichim plan new and exciting activities each week.
Shabbos morning, davening starts at 9:00 am with a shiur directly before. Following shachris, there is usually a sit-down kiddush.
Rabbi Avraham Shemtov is the main Lubavitch shliach for the entire Philadelphia area.
Rabbi Zalman Lipsker focus on the Israeli population of Northeast Philadelphia with Va'adah L'dovrei Ivrit Chabad.
Rabbi Sholom Goldshmid runs the Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry.
A special thing about Lubavitcher Center is that it can transform itself into many things besides a shul. Before Rosh Hashanah, the shul becomes a shofar factory in which thousands of children can make their own shofar. Different shul members and often bachurim from Crown Heights travel in and visit all the hospitals in the area and blow shofar for the patients. At Succot time, a "succah mobile" travels through Philadelphia reaching metropolitan center city. The large menorah that is displayed in front of the shul at Chanukah. Before Pesach, the shul once again transforms into a factory, this time teaching children how matzos are made for Pesach. Children are encouraged to take part in the preparation to really understand the processes involved.
Congregation Mesilat Yesharim
8201 Castor Avenue at the corner of Solly
This Sephardic minyan meets in the upstairs room in the B'Nai Israel - Ohev Zedek building.