The Lower Merion Synagogue community has numerous resources for Orthodox families. Ours is a thriving community which is warm and close-knit. There is affordable housing, mikvaot, an eruv, day schools and yeshivot, kosher shopping and much more.
The following is a partial list of resources.
Lower Merion Shuls Listserve
To join the Lower Merion Shuls listserve, you must first sign up at www.lowermerionshuls.com. Once your membership is approved, you can email the list at LMShuls@yahoogroups.com. The listserve’s guidelines for appropriate postings can be found on its website.
There are numerous kosher establishments in our community, most of which are under the supervision of Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia (the “Keystone-K”). Information and a list of establishments can be found at: www. keystone-k.info/.
The boundary of the eruv can be found on the map at www.lowermerioneruv.org.
The Chevra Kadisha can be reached at (215) 342-5204.
Shopping and Personal Services—The following individuals and businesses support the Lower Merion Synagogue.
If you patronize them, please mention that you found them here!
- Bob Wark’s Liberty: Montgomery Avenue and Old Lancaster Road, Merion, PA 19066; Phone 610-667-4737; www.bobwarksliberty.com. Eight certified mechanics for your one stop auto repairs. AAA approved. Open seven days a week.
- Sam & Sons Automobile Repair; 4407 Rising Sun Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19140; ph: 215-457-7766 email@example.com; Orna Ben Shmuel and sons are LMS members. Pick-up/delivery available to LMS members residing in Bala, Lower Merion, or Narberth!
BAKERIES & PASTRY SHOPS
- Best Cake Bakery: 7594 Haverford Ave; Philadelphia, PA 19151; Phone 215-878-1127; fax: 215-878-0450. Cakes and baked goods.
- Roling’s the Bakery: 7848 Montgomery Avenue; Elkins Park, PA 19027; Phone 215-635-5524. Delivery every Thursday to YOUR HOME in Bala Cynwyd & Merion Station.
- Salon Elana; 1294 Upland Terrace, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-667-6618; firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Elana Avis for wig sales, cuts and great styles. Elana is an LMS Member.
- Artistic Comfort Limousine Services, LLC.; 215-909-0930; email@example.com. Pick up available for all locations in late model luxury vehicles. Call Artistic Comfort for your airport trips, special occasions, sporting events, evenings out, and more! Servicing all airports 24 hours per day.
- Catering by Ann (Hirsch): Phone 267-918-0288 or 610-664-5327. Feel like a guest at your own simcha. Ann provides home cooking without the stress or mess and helps make your simcha, corporate lunch, or dinner party memorable. Shabbat/Yom Tov meals or ala carte selections are available. Ann Hirsch an LMS Member.
- Catering and Meat Orders by Ira Feldman: 973-690-5394 (plant); 267-784-0710 (Ira’s cell); firstname.lastname@example.org Ira can supply you with high quality OU GLATT USDA-certified meats. This good quality meat comes from Alle and Truth™. Please contact Ira for a full product list and prices. Ira Feldman is an LMS Member.
- Greenwald Caterers: 40 E. 8th Street; Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone 732-370-8300; Fax: 732-370-0202; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; Elegant Catering for any occasion at LMS, hotels, or in your home! Manny Auerbacher is your host.
- Kosher Foods & More LLC: Wholesale kosher food distributor. Local deliveries. 2840 Pine Road, Unit C, Huntington Valley, PA 19006. Phone 267-722-8530; email@example.com; www.kosherfoodsandmore.com.
- New York Bagel Bakery: 7555 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151; Phone215-878-8080. Voted #1 in Philadelphia. Catering for Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, meetings, brisim and more.
- Prestige Caterers: Phone 212-348-2350; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.prestigecaterers.com. New York’s most creative Glatt Kosher Caterer.
- R & R Produce & Party Trays: 7551 Haverford Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19151; Phone 215-878-6264; fax: 215-878-0697; Party trays for all occasions. Ruth & Rob Bender.
- Shalom Pizzeria; Haverford and City Avenue (7598A Haverford); Philadelphia, PA 19151; Phone 215-878-1500. Eat In/Take Out. Delivery Available. Vegetarian Kosher Cuisine, Pizza, Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine. Pas Yisrael and Chalav Yisroel. Shalom Pizzeria can cater your simcha. Guy Shitrit is an LMS Member.
- Six Points Kosher Events: email@example.com; 610-257-3050. Unsurpassed Glatt Kosher Catering for all your events needs; large, small and individual. Full-scale pareve, milchig and fleishig catering.
- AMIT: P.O. Box 342; Wynnewood, PA 19096; Phone 410-472-9363; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.amitchildren.org; Robbiep@amitchildren.org. Robbie Pearlstein is the Philadelphia area Amit director. AMIT enables Israel’s youth to realize their potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values and Zionist ideals.
- Bikur Cholim; Bikur Cholim provides rest, comfort, home-cooked meals for the sick and for the families of the hospitalized. Bikur Cholim also supplies direct-donor blood. Please mail checks to Bikur Cholim, c/o Malkie Schwartz. 224 Old Lancaster Rd, Merion Station, PA 19066. For more information, please call 610-668-1183.
- Chai Connections; Email email@example.com if you are hiring, know about job openings, or need to find employment.
- Chasdei Eliyahu; Chasdei Eliyah provides food, shelter, and clothing to local Jewish families in need. For information, call 610-642-6444. Send checks to: Chasdei Eliyahu; 200 Haverford Rd; Wynnewood, PA 19096.
- So2Speak: Ronit Tehrani is So2Speak’s Chief Operating Officer and Founder. Office: PO Box 8, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 215-900-1139; firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
- Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes: Phone 610-785-1321. Accessories for women and children. Your one-stop for shells, stockings, hair accessories and more. Phyllis Colman is an LMS member.
- Jody’s Collection: Phone 215-500-8707; email@example.com. Classic clothing for women and girls. Jody Molinari is an LMS member.
- Shel-Lee’s: Shelly Melman & Cyndilee Kosloff have teamed up to offer the latest in stylish clothing for children and teens. For an appointment, contact Shelly at 610-476-8107 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Cyndilee at 610-960-6272 / email@example.com.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PHONE REPAIR
- Multi-Media Communications; Lewis Hipkins; PHONE 610-785-6110; firstname.lastname@example.org; Bala Cynwyd, PA • Phone • voicemail • data • video surveillance • sales • service • design • installation.
- Harry Ladenheim, PhD (Chem): Harry Ladenheim is available to help tutor you in Word and Excel. For information, please contact him at email@example.com or 610-667-1963. Available at your home or office.
DENTISTS & ORTHODONTISTS
- S. Dovid Friedman, DMD; 201 Meetinghouse Lane; Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-667-1984; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.Friedmanorthodontics.com; child and adult orthodontics
- Main Line Dental Associates; 352 Montgomery Avenue; Merion Station, PA 19066; Phone 610-668-0606; email@example.com; Leon A. Wertheimer, DDS. Serving the Lower Merion Community for 25 years.
DRY CLEANER & LAUNDRY
- Main Line Clothing Care: 140 Montgomery Avenue (near Starbucks); Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; 610-668-9289. Main Line Care generously cleans all LMS religious coverings/taleisim without charge.
- Kutest Kids: www.kutestkids.com; Phone: 610-227-0388; Fax: 888-807-6029.Kutest Kids provide early intervention Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy and Special Education to children from birth to 5 years of age. Founded in 2007 by Malka Adlerstein, MS, CCC-SLP, Kutest Kids now serves upwards of 120 children in the greater Philadelphia area.
- Andrew DiLeonardo: 610-449-6775; firstname.lastname@example.org; is a Master Electrician. Andrew can help you with ALL of your home/business needs from installing cable TV/phone lines/network wiring to re-wiring old wiring. Free Estimates. No Job Too Small. Licensed & Insured.
- Long Stems: 610.664.7352; 356 Montgomery Avenue, Merion, PA 19066. Exceptional floral design for any occasion.
- W & H Floral: Wayne Flook; 267-441-6374. Free delivery every Friday to the Lower Merion area. Proud purveyors of the LMS Bimah flowers.
FUNERAL AND CEMETERY SERVICES
- Joseph Levine and Sons: SERVICE-TRADITION-DIGNITY; locations in Philadelphia, Trevose, and Broomall; 215-927-2700; www.levinefuneral.com; email@example.com. Adam Levine is an LMS member.
- West Laurel Hill Cemetery-Chesed Shel Emet: 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-9900; www.forever-care.com.
GIFTS & GIFT BASKETS
- Bala Judaica: 222 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-664-0112; firstname.lastname@example.org. Extensive collection of Judaica and gifts suitable for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, etc. Madelyn is an LMS member.
- Love from Home: 610.664.5707. Love from Home is located inside Babis Pharmacy at 338 Montgomery Ave in Merion Station. Perfect customized gifts for every occasion.
HOME FURNISHINGS & DECOR
- Metropolitan Drapery & Blinds, Etc: Phone 610-664-2911; MetroDrapery@yahoo.com. Serving Lower Merion customers since 2001!! Gershon Ben Shalom is an LMS member.
- Mr. Bar Stool: 167 N. 2nd Street; Philadelphia; Phone 215-925-4800; www.mrbarstool.com; email@example.com; Whether you’re furnishing an entire bar or just looking for that perfect home accent, Mr. Bar Stool is the place. There’s a tremendous selection to choose from, and everything is in stock and ready to go! Shomer Shabbat.
HOME REPAIR, SERVICES AND REMODELING
- Eli’s Home Improvements: Owner Eli Yael can be reached at 610-350-8877 or 610-853-3516. Remodeling, carpentry, painting, kitchens, baths, finished basements, decks, tile work, & much more. No job is too big or too small. Licensed & insured.
- J.R. Paving C0. Inc.: Call Joseph J at 610-496-4789 or Joseph R at 610-517-6858. Driveways, parking lots and roads. Sealcoating, excavation, concrete work and more. Call for a free estimate.
- Leonard Wolf: First aid for the home! Contact Leonard at 484-584-540 or www.homerepairdoctor.net.
HOME HEALTH CARE
- Aura Home Care: Phone 610-234-3828; firstname.lastname@example.org. Reliable, dedicated and thoroughly screened caregivers so you can feel safe and secure.
- Silver Lining Home Health Care, Inc; Phone 215-885-7701; www.slhomecare.com. Silver Lining is one of the area’s most respected providers of non-medical in-home care caregivers and certified nursing assistants. Personal care, shopping and errands, companion visits. Services can be provided hourly, daily or live-in.
- Mill Creek Capital Advisors; Phone 610-941-7714; www.millcreekcap.com. Outsourced Chief Investment Officers serving families, foundations, endowments and pensions.
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY
- Creative Design & Printing: 203 City Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-667-4766, email@example.com. Invitations, Hebrew logos, stationery, business cards, brochures, benchers, kippot and envelope addressing. Also full color printing. Irwin will work within your budget. Irwin Zinnes is an LMS member.
- Into Pearls: 8 Penn Center Lobby, 1628 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 484-431-3845. Into Pearls sells the highest quality fresh-water pearls. Buy Direct From The Importer! Harry Schwartz is an LMS member.
- Toll’s Jewelers; The Marketplace at Huntingdon Valley, 2126 Country Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19066; Phone 610-668-8659 (Home), 215-396-0930 (Store); firstname.lastname@example.org. Top dollar paid for your gold, silver and platinum and exceptional prices for all your jewelry needs, including expert repair. Wende and Leslie Toll are LMS members.
- Bala Judaica; 222 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-664-0112; email@example.com. Extensive collection of Judaica suitable for Bar/Bat mitzvahs, weddings and other gifts. Madelyn Heyman is an LMS member.
- Law Offices of Carole A. Cleere: Carole A. Cleere, Esq. ; 2 Bala Plaza, Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-660-7844; Fax 610-980-3555; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wills & Estates, Real Estate Closings and Family Law. Carole Cleere is an LMS member.
- Joseph A. Hirsch, Esq.: 117 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202, Narberth, PA 19072; Phone 610-645-9222; FAX: 610-645-9223; email@example.com. Joseph Hirsch is an LMS member.
- Advocare-Main Line Pediatrics: Phone 610-642-9200 or 800-660-KIDS; www.advocaremainlinepeds.com; Offices: 701 Montgomery Avenue; Narberth, PA 19072 (this office is within the Lower Merion Eruv) and Paoli Pointe Medical Bldg, Suite 2; Paoli, PA 19301. Advocare-Main Line Pediatrics specializes in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Advocare/Main Line Pediatricians Janet M. Michaelson, MD and Mindy F. Rosenblum, MD are LMS members.
- Aesthetic Dermatology: Lynn Klein, MD, FAAD & Daniel H. Parish, MD, JD, FAAD. Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology. Office: 50 Monument Road, Suite 301, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-2570; www.lynnklein.com. Dr. Lynn Klein is an LMS member.
- Friedman Orthodontics: Offices located in Bala Cynwyd. Phone 610-667-1984. 10% off for LMS members if you mention this ad. Sunday and evening hours are available. www.friedmanorthodontics.com.
- Jonathan Gomberg, MD, FACC: University of Pennsylania Cardiovascular Medicine Division. Offices: Penn Heart & Vascular Center, East Pavilion, 2nd floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone 215 662-7700; and Penn Medicine at Radnor; 250 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087, 610-902-2273. Dr. Jonathan Gomberg is an LMS member.
- Gordon-Klinow Pediatric Associates, LLC: Pediatric, Adolescent and Newborn Medicine; 919 Conestoga Road, Bldg 3, Suite 111, Rosemont, PA 19010; Phone 610-527-4715. Dr. Hal Gordon is an LMS member.
- Rene Rubin, MD; Rittenhouse Hematology & Oncology: 207 N. Broad St; Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone 215 561-0809; valet parking available. Specializing in all aspects of cancer, breast cancer treatment & risk assessment. We have a full-service lab & treatment center and all treatments are done in our center city office. Dr. Rene Rubin is an LMS member.
- Melissa Neumann Schwartz, DO FAOCO: 375 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027; Phone 215-887-7380; Fax: 215-887-7373; www.schwartzent.com; Ear Nose & Throat; Sinus & Allergy Care; Audiology & Hearing Aids. Dr. Melissa Neumann Schwartz is an LMS member.
- Seth Zwillenberg MD: Frank Marlowe MD; Matthew Nagorsky MD & Steven Ladenheim MD. Otorhinolaryngology; Adult & Pediatric ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Plastics, Related Allergies. Offices: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Old York & Tabor Roads, Phone 215-456-7140; St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Front & Erie Streets in Philadelphia, Phone 215-427-8915; and 8350 Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, Phone 215-331-6878. Dr. Seth Zwillenberg is an LMS member.
MUSIC & VOICE LESSONS
- Gilya Hodos: Pianist and teacher; Phone 610-667-4548; firstname.lastname@example.org; Learn to play the piano in fun, relaxed lessons taught with joy and ease by an accomplished pianist. Weekly lessons, biannual recitals. Private instruction in piano, chamber music, music theory, and music history. Gilya Hodos is an LMS member.
OFFICE & HOME SUPPLIES
- Accommodation Mollen, Inc: Cleaning & Safety Supplies, Paper Goods and much more. For information on how Accommodation Mollen can help your business, school or institution, contact Barry Pransky at 267-773-4804 (direct line), 610-772-0761 (cell) or at email@example.com. Barry Pransky is an LMS member.
PAPER & PARTY GOODS
- Paper Makolet: 309 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 484-270-8171 or 610-585-2180; www.papermakolet.com; disposable paper goods for your home. Esti Lordjan is an LMS member.
- Unique Video Concepts:2111 Magnolia Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444; Phone 610-828-2788; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uniquevid.com. Norman Einhorn creates high-quality professional videos for all of your simcha, organization, business or personal needs.
- David Zeidman Entertainment, Inc.: Phone 610-527-2833; email@example.com. Entertainment for all occasions. Your complete party source.
- Esti’s Fitness: 309 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-585-2180; firstname.lastname@example.org. Esti Lordjan is a NPTI Certified Personal Trainer as well as being CPR Certified. Esti Lordjan is an LMS member.
- Gladwyne Pharmacy; 352 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035; Phone 610-649-1100; email@example.com. The Gladwyne Pharmacy offers a full service Pharmacy, Invitations and Stationery, Gift Shop, Gift Baskets, Vitamins and Wellness Center, Medical Supplies and Equipment, Greeting Cards, Salon Grade Cosmetics, Hair care products and Gourmet food. Open daily and located at the corner of Righters Mill and Youngsford Roads in Gladwyne.
- Rasansky Physical Therapy: 2 Bala Plaza, Suite 1L-47, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-1048; fax: 610-668- 9539; Debra Rasansky, RPT; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Susan L. Rendsburg PT; cell: 610-246-2793; home: 610-660-8146; email@example.com. Personalized physical therapy in the comfort of your own home!! Susan Rendsburg is an LMS member.
PLUMBING, HEATING, & COOLING
- TSQ Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling; 350 Strathmore Rd; Havertown, PA 19083; Phone 610.446.4842; www.TSQPlumbing.com; Proudly serving the Lower Merion Shul & its members for over 20 years
PRINTING & DUPLICATING SERVICES
- Minuteman Press; 61 West City Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-8847; fax: 610-668-8894; www.mmpbala.com; 1-4 color offset printing; high-speed digital copies; color laser copies; binding; and more.
PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING SERVIES
- Suri Halpern, JD, MFT: Phone 610-348-5997. Individual and Couple’s Counselor, specializing in enhancing marital relationships, improving communication and intimacy. Suri Halpern is an LMS member.
- Kathie Shrager, Psy.D.: Phone (484)557-7257; firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathie Shrager is an LMS member.
- Beth Samberg: Keller Williams Main Line Realty; Cell: 610-716-0997, Office: 610-520-6516 email@example.com. Beth has been awarded the 5 star award by Philadelphia Magazine four years in a row. 10% of all commissions donated to the charity of her clients’ choice. The Beth Samberg Team is always helping you move in the right direction. Beth Samberg is an LMS member and former Sisterhood president.
- Israela Friedman: Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Fox Roach Realtors. Israela can help you with all your real estate needs. She is committed to exceeding all your expectations! Contact Israela at 610-730-0731 (cell), 610-649-4500 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Israela is an LMS member and current Sisterhood president.
- Renee Hill: Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc; Renee Hill 610-733-HILL (4455); email@example.com; 610-658-8900 ext. 8944 (office); www.reneehillrealtor.com. Renee specializes in home sales within the Eruv.
- Renee Hill’s Team: LMS Members Wendie Sittendfield and Shmuel Honig are members of Renee Hill’s team. Wendie can be reached as listed below and Shmuel can be reaches at 610-831-6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rachel Levin: Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Fox Roach Realtors, 610-658-7322 (office), cell: 610-348-0005, 610-649-5228 (home), Rachel.email@example.com; www.RachelLevin.com; Rachel has over 30 years of real estate experience. Expect the very best for all of your real estate needs. Rachel Levin is an LMS member.
- Wendie Sittenfield: Real Estate Referral Associate at Metro Referral Associates, Inc; 610-658-8900 (office); 610-348-1996 (cell); wendieG673@gmail.com. Wendie is an LMS member who makes shidduchs between buyers and sellers. “I’ll make sure I find an agent who listens to your concerns, answers your questions, and works diligently to get you what you want!” Wendie Sittenfield is an LMS member.
- Kohelet Yeshiva High School (formerly Stern Hebrew High School) is located at the Martha & Harry Stern Campus: 223 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066; Phone 610-667-2020; www koheletyeshiva.org. An innovator in Modern Orthodox education for girls and boys. Cultivating curiosity, creativity and commitment in the hearts and minds of the next generation. Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl, Incoming Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org; Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky, Rosh Beit Midrash: email@example.com; Sharon Baker, Director of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kosloff Torah Academy (formerly Torah Academy Girl’s High School) is located at 50 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-5010; www.ktahs.org; email@example.com. Greater Philadelphia’s only all-girls Jewish High School providing students a premier limudei kodesh education and outstanding college preparatory program.
- Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia: TA educates boys and girls from nursery through eighth grade. With a curriculum rooted in Torah, and general studies characterized by academic excellence, TA provides a dynamic Jewish education that fosters intellectual as well as spiritual understanding and love of Torah.
- DSD Security Systems: Join our fast growing list of happy customers that are securing their houses, offices, or investment properties with our Burglar or Fire Alarm systems. We install and monitor Burglar Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, and all Audio systems. Please call or email for a FREE in home evaluation and estimate. We offer very competitive pricing with personal service! References available upon request. Phone 267-270-5482; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dsdsecurity.com.
- ACME; 829 Montgomery Avenue; Penn Valley, PA; 610-667-7021; Acme, in addition to being a fully-stocked grocery store, features an OU-supervised kosher bakery and deli with a wide selection of kosher products.
- Kutest Kids: 131 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-227-0388. Offering pediatric speech, occupational and physical therapy services.
- Reasonable Tree Service; Heriberto Severino, proprietor; H.SEVERINO33@Hotmail.com; 877-305-0318 or 267-456-8221. Herbierto has been in the tree servicing field for over 20 years. LMS member references available. Reliable, reasonably priced, fully licensed and insured.
WEB CONSULTING & WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
- Eitan Dvir of E-agle. commerce, web design graphics, databases and much more. For information, contact Eitan at 347-996-7154 or email@example.com. Eitan Dvir is an LMS member.
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