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About Us


We would like to welcome you to our website.

Who We Are

Mikveh Israel, "The Hope of Israel," was founded in 1740 and is an unparalleled American Jewish Institution. It has a two-fold tradition that is the synthesis of the Spanish-Portuguese Jewish ritual and the ongoing development of the American Jewish community.

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Fourth Street between Arch and Market, we are both an active synagogue and proud progeny of a distinguished heritage and tradition. Within these pages, we hope to offer you a picture of us and to encourage you to visit in person. This also provides a convenient medium for distributing information that our members and the community in the Philadelphia area and beyond may find of interest.

Feel free to write to us with questions or comments. If you are planning a trip to the area, we enthusiastically encourage you to write or call us and we will make every effort to make your visit pleasant and interesting.