Established in 2005, KI's Blue Bell campus is an inclusive, family friendly community located in northern Montgomery County. KI Blue Bell provides families the opportunity to celebrate Jewish holidays and educate their children in a joyful and progressive atmosphere while enhancing their connection with other families in the area. We are a warm and welcoming congregation with a comfortable atmosphere for non-traditional and interfaith families.
The KI-Blue Bell Campus is located at 1802 Skippack Pike (3/4 mile west of Route 202).
FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Anita at 215-887-8700 or via email.
KI – BLUE BELL CAMPUS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the Blue Bell Campus Location?
We are located at 1802 Skippack Pike, ¾ of a mile west of the intersection of Routes 202 and 73. We meet at the St. John Lutheran Church. All B'nai Mitzvah ceremonies take place in the Korn Sanctuary at KI in Elkins Park. Holidays are celebrated at both of KI's campuses.
What type of space is it?
We are renting space from St. John Lutheran Church. It is a lovely facility with bright open classrooms, plenty of space, and a warm multi-purpose room where we hold our services.
Do I have to be a member to attend Shabbat and Holiday services?
Not a member, not a problem! Community members are invited to experience the warmth of our KI Blue Bell community before making the decision to join. We only ask that you RSVP in advance so that we can greet you when you arrive.
Can Interfaith families be members?
Yes! Jewish and non-Jewish family members are treated equally at KI. Both are called to the Bimah during B'nai Mitzvah Services. Both can participate in all KI programs and events. If you are an interfaith family, you will not be alone at KI in Blue Bell.
What educational programs do you offer for children?
We have Jewish educational programs for Pre-School through Middle School students at KI Blue Bell. JQuest, our new program for Kindergarten through 7th grade meets every week from 4-6pm. Additionally, 3rd-6th graders have a scheduled 15 minute video tutoring appointment each week with their Hebrew teacher. Gan Yeladim, our Pre-School class, meets every other Thursday from 4-6pm.
When are classes?
Our Pre-school and Religious School program is now called JQuest. Classes are held on Thursday afternoons. Pre-school through seventh graders attend from 4:00-6:00pm. Our 4th-6th graders also participate in a 15 minute one-on-one Skype tutoring session each week with their teacher. This year we are starting a new toddler and preschooler play group and Tot Shabbat once a month on Friday afternoons before our community Shabbat dinner.
What does KI offer in Blue Bell?
If I live in the northern suburbs can I come to things in Elkins Park?
Yes, the Elkins Park and Blue Bell locations serve all our members.
What does KI offer families with children in Blue Bell?
Many of our programs are geared toward families with young children. Our services include the KI puppets and are informal guitar-led services with pot luck dinners. Holiday programs focus on activities for families with kids.
What does KI offer older adults in Blue Bell?
We recognize that there are many adult communities in the Blue Bell area. Our rabbis are available for regular adult education classes and lectures during the week. We are also looking to develop programming for older adults as we become more established and understand what people are interested in.
How do I sign up?
Contact Anita at 215-887-8702 for a membership packet and for more information.