Community Partners


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 Once your membership is approved, you can email the list at  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. 




The boundary of the eruv can be found on the map at


Chevra Kadisha:

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; 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; Orna Ben Shmuel and sons are LMS members. Pick-up/delivery available to LMS members residing in Bala, Lower Merion, or Narberth!



  • 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.



  • Artistic Comfort Limousine Services, LLC.; 215-909-0930; 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.



  • A la Karte Boutique Cuisine by Ofelia Cohen: Phone 610-613-7138; ; ALK Boutique Cuisine provides catering, shopping for specialty prepared foods, private and unique intimate events, and dining at their Narberth location. Divine Inspirations in Culinary Creations !
  • 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);   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;;  Elegant Catering for any occasion at LMS, hotels, or in your home! Manny Auerbacher is your host.
  • New York Bagel Bakery:7555 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151; Phone 215-840-6010 / 215-878-8080. Voted #1 in Philadelphia. Catering for Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, meetings, brisim and more.
  • Prestige Caterers: Phone 212-348-2350; 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:; 610-257-3050.  Unsurpassed Glatt Kosher Catering for all your events needs; large, small and individual. Full-scale pareve, milchig and fleishig catering.                                                        



  • AMIT:O. Box 342; Wynnewood, PA 19096; Phone 410-472-9363;;; 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 coordinator@chaicareerconnections.orgif 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.



  • 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; Classic clothing for women and girls. Jody Molinari is an LMS member.



  • Multi-Media Communications; Lewis Hipkins; PHONE 610-785-6110;; Bala Cynwyd, PA • Phone • voicemail • data • video surveillance • sales • service • design • installation.



BJB Associates Inc.: Phone: 610-664-8465; Fax: 610-664-3438; BJB Associates Inc. has been in business for over 25 years providing onsite and remotely managed services to small businesses and educational institutions. Ben Borck is an LMS member.

  • Harry Ladenheim, PhD (Chem): Harry Ladenheim is available to help tutor you in Word and Excel. For information, please contact him at rohalsys@yahoo.comor 610-667-1963. Available at your home or office.



  • Dovid Friedman, DMD; 201 Meetinghouse Lane; Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-667-1984;;; child and adult orthodontics
  • Main Line Dental Associates;352 Montgomery Avenue; Merion Station, PA 19066; Phone 610-668-0606;; Leon A. Wertheimer, DDS. Serving the Lower Merion Community for 25 years.
  • Steven Melman and Associates, Family Dentistry: 147 Montgomery Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone: (610) 664-7795; Email: dmdental@comcast.netSteve Melman is an LMS Member. Located across from Starbucks. www.stevenmelmandmd.comAsk about our LMS Member special! 



  • 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:; 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.



  • Long Stems: 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.





  • Bala Judaica:222 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-664-0112; Extensive collection of Judaica and gifts suitable for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, etc.  Madelyn is an LMS member.
  • Gili’s Goodies:; Gili’s Goodies was founded in 2001 by Gail and David Ehrlich, immigrants from New York, in their home in Efrat, Israel. 11 years and thousands of baskets later. Gili’s Goodies has become a household name for anyone, worldwide, needing to send a fresh baked gift (baskets, birthday cakes, balloons, flowers and LOTS more) to family and friends anywhere in Israel. Send a sweet hug to someone today!
  • 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.
  • Rosenberg’s Judaica & Wine: 144 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, Phone 610-667-3880. Third-generation LMS member Jack Levin recently purchased Rosenberg’s and can satisfy all of your Judaic gifts, books and wine needs. Jack Levin is an LMS member.



  • Metropolitan Drapery & Blinds, Etc:Phone 610-664-2911;  Serving Lower Merion customers since 2001!! Gershon Ben Shalom is an LMS member.
  • Bar Stool: 167 N. 2ndStreet; Philadelphia; Phone 215-925-4800;; 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.



  • 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.
  • Leonard Wolf: First aid for the home! Contact Leonard at 484-584-540 or
  • Smart Home Technologies & Builders INC.: Familyowned and operated with over 30 years of HVAC, Electrical, and General construction experience. Call us today for a free estimate.856-524-2120. Visit our websites for information and specials.



  • Silver Lining Home Health Care, Inc; Phone 215-885-7701; 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.



  • Lankenau Medical Center;; 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096. Lankenau recently dedicated a full-service Shabbat Suite to serve the needs of the Orthodox community. Lankenau Medical Center is one of the Philadelphia region’s most trusted and honored hospitals.U.S. News & World Report ranked Lankenau as one of the Top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and one of the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. Patients will find the same high quality care, physician expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and groundbreaking clinical trials as a university-level hospital right here in our community.



  • Creative Design & Printing:203 City Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066; 610-667-4766, 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); 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; Extensive collection of Judaica suitable for Bar/Bat mitzvahs, weddings and other gifts. Madelyn Heyman is an LMS member.  
  • Rosenberg’s Judaica & Wine: 144 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, Phone 610-667-3880. Third-generation LMS member Jack Levin recently purchased Rosenberg’s and can satisfy all of your Judaic gifts, books and wine needs. Jack Levin is an LMS member.



  • C&V Landscaping, Inc.: 513 Hertzog Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406; Office-610-449-3189; Fax-610-356-1750; Cell-610-550-1477; C&V Landscaping, Inc. strives to provide customers with reliable professional service at competitive prices. Customers are given the full attention to detail that they seek. From lawn cutting and seasonal clean-ups to plantings, gutter cleaning, and lighting, C&V can fulfill your landscaping needs.



  • Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esq.: 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 511, Philadelphia, PA 19102;; Phone 609-315-2787; Fax 610-668-1570. Carolyn has over 25 years experience in big and small firm practice, and specializes in Entrepreneuship Formation, Employment Contracts, Collections and Financing, and Restructing and Bankruptcy. She has WBE certification and offers services in French, Hebrew, Arabic and German.
  • Joseph A. Hirsch, Esq.: 117 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202, Narberth, PA 19072; Phone 610-645-9222; Fax 610-645-9223; jahirsch@hirschfirm.comJoseph Hirsch is an LMS member.



  • Advocare-Main Line Pediatrics: Phone 610-642-9200 or 800-660-KIDS;; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  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.  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. 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;; Ear Nose & Throat; Sinus & Allergy Care; Audiology & Hearing Aids. Dr. Melissa Neumann Schwartz is an LMS member.
  • Ophthalmic Partners: 100 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 200, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 484-434-2716; Fax 484-434-2793; Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania is the region’s largest multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice, providing advanced eye care in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery (including laser cataract surgery), cornea and external disease, anterior segment, glaucoma and related disorders, pediatric ophthalmology and comprehensive ophthalmology. All surgeons are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and those offering subspecialty care are fellowship trained in their areas of expertise. Dr. Marlene Moster 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.  Seth Zwillenberg is an LMS member.                                            



Countrywide Moving & Storage: Phone: 800-854-1184; 484-368-3032; Countrywide understands your need for items to be moved quickly and with utmost care.  We provide quality residential moving with minimum hassle and the best support you can find to make your move as smooth as possible. When you’re looking for the best movers that southeastern Pennsylvania has to offer, look no further than Countrywide Moving & Storage. Jacob Amar is an LMS member.



  • Gilya Hodos: Pianist and teacher; Phone 610-667-4548;; 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.



  • 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 bpransky@accommodation-mollen.comBarry Pransky is an LMS member.



  • Paper Makolet:309 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 484-270-8171 or 610-585-2180;; disposable paper goods for your home. Esti Lordjan is an LMS member.



  • David Zeidman Entertainment, Inc.: Phone 610-527-2833; Entertainment for all occasions. Your complete party source.



  • Esti’s Fitness:309 Bala Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-585-2180; Esti Lordjan is a NPTI Certified Personal Trainer as well as being CPR Certified. Esti Lordjan is an LMS member.



  • Gladwyne Pharmacy352 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035; Phone 610-649-1100; staff@gladwynepharmacy.comThe 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.



  • LiveWell Rehab and Fitness, In-Home Outpatient Physical Therapy: Phone number 484-433-2291 Fax – 484-368-3034.  One-on-one therapy in your home.  Specializing in senior wellness, disease management, oncology, and orthopedic rehabilitation.  Most insurances accepted. Dalia K. Amar, MSPT .  Dalia Amar is a LMS member.



  • TSQ Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling; 350 Strathmore Rd; Havertown, PA  19083; Phone 610.446.4842;; Proudly serving the Lower Merion Shul & its members for over 20 years



  • Minuteman Press; 61 West City Avenue; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-8847; fax: 610-668-8894;; 1-4 color offset printing; high-speed digital copies; color laser copies; binding; and more.



  • Kathie Shrager, Psy.D.: Phone (484)557-7257; kathiefaye@yahoo.comKathie Shrager is an LMS member.



Anne Goldberg: Anne Goldberg is a member of the Beth Samberg Team at Keller Williams Main Line Realty: 973-985-9053; Ann is a recent recipient of the Philadelphia Magazine Rising Star award.  Call Ann today for all of your Real Estate needs!

  • Beth Samberg:Keller Williams Main Line Realty; Cell: 610-716-0997, Office: 610-520-6516 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  Israela can help you connect with this amazing place we call the Lower Merion Jewish Community which you and your family will love to call home.  Renters, first time buyers, sellers and those looking to downsize are welcome! Contact Israela at 610-730-0731(cell), 610-649-4500(office) or israelahaor@gmail.comIsraela is an LMS member and current Sisterhood president.
  • Renee Hill: Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc; Renee Hill 610-733-HILL (4455);; 610-658-8900 ext. 8944 (office);  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
  • Rachel Levin:Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Fox Roach Realtors, 610-658-7322 (office), cell: 610-348-0005, 610-649-5228 (home),; 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.
  • Rosner Settlement Services: Phone 215-694-8919; Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Buying a new home? Save 25% on title costs for any purchase over $500,000 in Lower Merion Township. (Savings are possible by using an approved attorney instead of a title agent.) Call for a quote or more details to see how much you can save!
  • Wendie Sittenfield: Real Estate Referral Associate at Metro Referral Associates, Inc; 610-658-8900 (office);  610-348-1996 (cell); 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; 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, Head of School:; Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky, Rosh Beit Midrash:; Sharon Baker, Director of Admissions:
  • Kosloff Torah Academy (formerly Torah Academy Girl’s High School) is located at 50 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-668-5010; Greater Philadelphia’s only all-girls Jewish High School providing students a premier limudei kodesh education and outstanding college preparatory program.
  • Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia: 314 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-617-9200; The Mesivta High School is an Orthodox boys’ high school paring students for high-level post high school Yeshiva study, as well as for acceptance into the highest caliber universities. We strive to instill in our students the values, inspiration and education that will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in Torah and professional environments. Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, Rosh Mesivta; Mr. Ray De Sabato, Principal for Secular Studies; Dr. David Stein, President.
  • 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;



  • Kutest Kids: 131 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; Phone 610-227-0388. Offering pediatric speech, occupational and physical therapy services.



  • John B. Ward & Co. Arborists: Phone 610-525-1562; Call John B. Ward & Co. for all of your complete tree care needs. Caring for the Main Line’s Canopy since 1957!



  • Eitan Dvir of E-agle. commerce, web design graphics, databases and much more. For information, contact Eitan at 347-996-7154 or eaglecorp@gmail.comEitan Dvir is an LMS member.


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