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Attractions
Franklin Institute
Please Touch Museum
National Constitution Center
US Mint
Adventure Aquarium (just across the river in Camden, NJ)
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA (about 45 minutes south-west of the city)
Eastern State Penitentiary
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia Zoo
Independence Seaport Museum
Smith Playground
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
One Liberty Observation Deck
Liberty Bell (plus a bunch of other historical sites nearby)
Independence Hall
Trolley tour bus

For discounts on admission, consider the Philadelphia Pass or the Philadelphia City Pass (if your visiting enough attractions), or buy the Entertainment book for the coupons. If you order it online, you should be able to print out all of the coupons you need immediately.

Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton located near City Center was originally a Bank and worth a visit.
Sheraton Society Hill is near the Liberty Bell area and the River. (probably the best place to stay for shabbos)
the Westin is by Rittenhouse Sq and City Center is North of City Hall area closer to Museum Row.
The Westin on 17th & Liberty. has some Old World charm to it
Sheraton City Center - was fine. clean, neat, pool and fitness but nothing special
Le Meridian across from city hall
Hyatt at the Bellevue on Walnut and Broad st.
Hyatt Penn's Landing
Homewood Suites City Avenue

Westin a plain hotel over the River in Mt Laurel , NJ
Aloft - Mt Laurel. (Aloft is  not your typical hotel. Very young crowd. Relaxed staff. Place is nice and new).

Restaurants

Center City:
Burger.org - 1901 Chesnut Street CLOSED
Mama's Vegetarian CLOSED
Center City Soft Pretzel Co. - unusual hours

University City:
Kosher Dining at the University of Pennsylvania - check hours/dates, only open during academic year

Lower Merion (20-25 min from center city, but up to 45 in traffic):
Shalom Pizzeria
Citron and Rose - more upscale. Make reservations in advance. Closed but recently reopened (as of May 17, 2017)
The Dairy - very nice dairy restaurant. CLOSED

Star of David Kosher grill- 942 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. Cheaper option for meat, Chinese, sushi
Nana's kitchen in the JCC-Address: 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096 Phone:(703) 586-3103- Call before, but usually open in the daytime with seating. Don't have to be a member to attend. Excellent dairy food options and very reasonably priced.

Northeast (35 min from downtown):
Holy Land Grill-permanently closed
Espresso Cafe

Cherry Grill in Cherry Hill, NJ is just across the Delaware River (via Ben Franklin Bridge.). Fairly classy ambience, better than decent food. 3/5 stars. Hechsher by the O-K and the Cherry K Vaad Hakashruth.

This is a pretty good list of the generally accepted kosher restaurants in Philly.
This is the website for the generally accepted community hechsher: http://www.keystone-k.info/

Shuls
Orthodox Jewish Philadelphia Directory
www.phillyshul.com (actually 2 shuls which they alternate between). Run by a very nice chabad rabbi.
Sephardi shul (www.mikvehisrael.org)
Mekor Habracha

Lower Merion (15 min drive from downtown):
Lower Merion Synagogue
Young Israel of the Main Line
Philadelphia Community Kollel - next door to Citron and Rose

Northeast (35 min drive from downtown):
Congregation Ahavas Torah

Bensalem (10 min drive from Sesame Place)
http://www.bensalemoutreach.org/

Eruv Maps
http://www.philly-direct.com/frum/eruv.html


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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #700 on: August 22, 2021, 10:30:40 AM »
Theres someone in a hospital near NE Philadelphia, in the ICU until, and I am wondering if anyone can help. I'm not going to many details but the hospital is not taking good care of her, they suggested sending to the hospice four times.

Does anyone know who can help, please pm me. Tia!

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: August 22, 2021, 10:43:55 AM »
Theres someone in a hospital near NE Philadelphia, in the ICU until, and I am wondering if anyone can help. I'm not going to many details but the hospital is not taking good care of her, they suggested sending to the hospice four times.

Does anyone know who can help, please pm me. Tia!
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: September 16, 2021, 09:41:19 PM »
Are there any grocery stores from Lakewood that will deliver to the Northeast?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: December 18, 2021, 08:37:33 PM »
I see there is a new woman’s Mikvah in center city Mei Shalvah under a Rabbi Menachem Schmidt. Anyone know if it is reliable? Thanks

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: May 26, 2022, 07:54:18 AM »
Is there a breakfast place in the area?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: June 09, 2022, 11:48:18 AM »
What is the closest vasikin minyan to the airport?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: July 05, 2022, 04:19:56 PM »
any reviews of the new kosher Brazilian BBQ in NE Philly?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: April 14, 2023, 09:20:45 PM »
What are the kosher restaurants/ options  near Center City.
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: April 16, 2023, 01:07:47 AM »
What are the kosher restaurants/ options  near Center City.
Thank you!
While I was doing research for a family trip, I started a MyMaps of Jewish Philly.
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: June 13, 2023, 05:14:04 AM »
The I-95 will be closed for at least 3 weeks after bridge collapse. The detour map reminds me of Yam Suf since Tzomet Bar Ilan construction started...


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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: June 13, 2023, 06:08:40 AM »
The I-95 will be closed for at least 3 weeks after bridge collapse. The detour map reminds me of Yam Suf since Tzomet Bar Ilan construction started...


Those flying out of PHL will need to factor this into their plans...
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« Reply #711 on: June 13, 2023, 06:36:12 AM »
Those flying out of PHL will need to factor this into their plans...
Truckers (the only ones with statistics this early in) are saying the detour takes an average of an hour instead of twenty minutes. It may be that this will get better as the city figures out better traffic patterns, but don't count on it.
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: July 24, 2023, 03:51:52 PM »
I'm hoping to attend a Monday night chasunah in Lakewood. I have a 9am flight out of PHL on Tuesday morning. Where can I stay near the airport that I won't have to wake up too early, but that also won't break the bank? I'm on a tight budget.

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parking
« Reply #713 on: August 07, 2023, 01:05:19 AM »
best place to park near airport for a week?

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Re: parking
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: September 17, 2023, 09:09:57 PM »
Anything here open for sukkos?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: September 17, 2023, 09:41:32 PM »
Sorry, I Mean
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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #718 on: October 02, 2023, 09:21:33 PM »
Anyone going to be near the chabad Lafayette Hill near Philly this Wednesday chol hamoed  to make a minyan?

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Re: Philadelphia Master Thread
« Reply #719 on: January 31, 2024, 11:16:31 PM »
What is the closest vasikin minyan to the airport?
Did u find anything? Or any hashkama could be earlier?