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Congregation Beth Hamedrosh
A vibrant Orthodox synagogue located in Wynnewood, just outside the city of Philadelphia.
The shul welcomes all Jews who are seeking to grow in their spiritual lives.
in 1960, CBH served the Jewish community for over 40 years from its location in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia.
In June 2007, the shul moved to its new campus at the intersection of Haverford and Manoa Roads in Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township.
Rabbi Yonah Gross assumed the position of Rabbi of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh in December, 2009. Rabbi Gross previously served as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Phoenix. During his two and a half years in Phoenix, the shul nearly tripled its membership and became both a programming center for the Greater Phoenix Community and a welcoming home for all Jews. Prior to his position in Phoenix, Rabbi Gross acted as the Senior Rabbinic Intern at the Riverdale Jewish Center under the guidance of Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt. He completed special study in the area of Taharas HaMishpacha, the laws of family purity, through The Puah Institute for Medicine & Fertility in Accordance with Halacha. Rabbi Gross also interned as a chaplain at the Zicklin Hospice in Riverdale, dealing with end of life issues both halachicly as well as pastorally. A native of Queens, New York, Rabbi Gross was educated through the Yeshiva Day School system, attended Yeshiva University High School and College, and received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). While a student at RIETS, he studied under Rav Herschel Schachter, Rav Mordechai Willig and Rav Zvi Sobolofsky. Rabbi Gross has also completed his coursework for an MA in Counseling at Pace University. Rabbi Gross is married to Chava, a practicing pharmacist originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, and is blessed with three delightful children, Yehoshua, Tuvya, and Shira. Rabbi Gross looks forward to applying his talents, skills, and vision, to partner with, and lead, the Wynnewood Jewish Community to the growth and heights that it seeks to achieve.