Rabbi Shmidman

The extraordinary vision and ceaseless devotion of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Levene are responsible for the development of the Lower Merion Synagogue from a fledgling shul that struggled to maintain a daily minyan to the largest Orthodox synagogue in Pennsylvania. Adina and I consider ourselves privileged to be a part of the LMS family. Together with our four sons, we have found in the Lower Merion Synagogue a center of Torah, Tefillah and Chesed, housed in a beautiful new facility, and, characterized by remarkable diversity, vibrancy and warmth.


The plethora of minyanim, educational opportunities, social programs and other activities allow meaningful growth options for all without sacrificing the close bonds that unite our ever-growing membership. The continual influx of young individuals and families joining our shul and the sight of the hundreds of children that populate it every Shabbat inspire us to build on the successes of the Levenes in order to ensure that Lower Merion Synagogue will always lead our community to greater spiritual heights.

Rabbi Avraham J. Shmidman