The Lower Merion Synagogue offers dynamic and exciting educational opportunities for our members.


Last year, LMS hosted numerous well-respected speakers and organized varied and well-attended programs. Speakers included Rabbi Dr. Eldman, Dr. Evelyn Cohen, Rabbi Shlomo Brody, Rabbi Avi Silverman from Nefesh b’Nefesh, Rabbi Moshe Taragin, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Rabbi Yaakov Feit, Rabbi Elchanan Samet and Avi Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Friends of Ariel. In partnership with Kohelet Yeshiva High School, LMS welcomed Rabbi Jacob J. Schachter and in conjunction with the JNF, the Committee hosted Israeli firefighter Moshe Geffen in honor of Tu B’Shevat.


The Kollel Yom Rishon program had a fabulous lineup including Rabbi Yonason Sacks, Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, Rabbi Reuven Taragin, Rabbi Yona Reiss, Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rabbi Edward Reichman, and Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig.


Midreshet Yom Rishon had a very successful year with speakers including Peshi Neuberger, Shani Taragin, Nili Samet, Miriam Krupka and Erica Brown.


In addition, the Israel Action Committee organized a special program with guest speaker Bella Lewenson Schafer, a member of the IDF’s first female officers unit and our Yom HaShoah program featured LMS Member Rakhmiel Peltz who shared his film, Toby’s Sunshine.