OU Welcomes New Synagogue: Young Israel of Elkins Park

08 Mar 2012


The Young Israel of Elkins Park (Pennsylvania) has become an Orthodox Union member synagogue. The formalizing of ties between the OU and the congregation was announced by Martin Nachimson of Los Angeles, Chairman of the Synagogue Standards Commission of the Orthodox Union. Elkins Park is located in Eastern Montgomery County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The Rabbi is Dov Brisman.

“The Young Israel of Elkins Part (YIEP) wants to be part of an active Jewish organization which can help the congregation and its community grow,” Mr. Nachimson said. “It’s a growing shul looking to the Orthodox Union for identification.”

“We’re thrilled to be joining the premier organization for Orthodox Judaism in the U.S,” said Dov Simons, President of the synagogue.

The OU also welcomed the DAT (Denver Academy of Torah) Minyan into its national synagogue network.

“The OU is pleased to welcome new synagogues into our growing national network. We are proud to be recognized for the value the OU provides to its synagogues through the WINGS, Synagogue Consulting program, the Shul2Shul web platform and the online program bank. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with our newest members,” said Rabbi Judah Isaacs, Director of the OU Department of Community Engagement and Yehuda Friedman, Associate Director of Synagogue Services, in a statement.

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