The South Philadelphia Shtiebel is a spiritual home and woman-led modern orthodox shul for Jewish living, vibrant study, and community connection in historic South Philadelphia. With a dynamic calendar of prayer, learning and gathering opportunities, the Shtiebel nourishes spiritual growth and deep community connections across experiences and life stages.
ABOUT THE RABBANIT
Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter is the founder and spiritual leader of the South Philadelphia Shtiebel, a new and inclusive Modern Orthodox community in South Philadelphia. Rabbanit Fruchter also holds the position of Halachic Advisor for Women's Health and Halacha at Beth Sholom Congregation. She has served as an Assistant Spiritual Leader at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac, MD, the largest Modern Orthodox Congregation in the Washington Metropolitan area. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Rabbanit Fruchter was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in June of 2016 upon completion of the Maharat Semikha Program combining a mastery of the texts of Orthodox Jewish law with pastoral education. She graduated summa cum laude from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, and completed an M.P.A. in Non-Profit Administration and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service.