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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Jewish Hospital

 
 
The Jewish Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. The Jewish Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1865, it was the first hospital in Pa. funded and established by Jewish people to treat members of their religion, although it was open to all. By the mid-1800s, Philadelphia’s Jewish population rose sharply, primarily because of Jews fleeing Germany. The Jewish Hospital provided kosher food and observed Jewish religious practices unavailable at other hospitals. It was renamed Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1952.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 2.233′ N, 75° 8.67′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Old York Road north of Albert Einstein Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the sidewalk, just north of the main front entrance to Einstein Medical Center from North
The Jewish Hospital Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking north • Old York Road in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. The Jewish Hospital Marker
(wide view looking north • Old York Road in background)
Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia PA 19141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Protest against Slavery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Owen Wister (approx. 1.3 miles away); Prince Hall Grand Lodge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grumblethorpe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lutheran Publication Society (approx. 1.3 miles away); Christopher Saur (approx. 1.3 miles away); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  The Jewish Hospital. Started with just 22 beds in 1866, in 1952 the Jewish Hospital merged with two others in the city—Mount Sinai and Northern Liberties hospitals. Taking on the name of renowned scientist Albert Einstein—who graciously gave his permission —the new network eventually grew to what it is today: a private, not-for-profit organization with several major hospitals, many outpatient centers and numerous primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia region. (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
The Jewish Hospital Marker<br>(<i>view from Broad Street • marker visible near center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
3. The Jewish Hospital Marker
(view from Broad Street • marker visible near center)
Einstein Medical Center entrance<br>(<i>marker located beside sidewalk, north of this entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
4. Einstein Medical Center entrance
(marker located beside sidewalk, north of this entrance)
<i>Jewish Hospital, York & Tabor Roads, Philadelphia, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
postcard courtesy of Paul J. Gutman Library, circa 1915
5. Jewish Hospital, York & Tabor Roads, Philadelphia, Pa.
The intersection noted on the marker is approximately 200 feet to the north of the marker. The buildings depicted are seemingly no longer extant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on June 29, 2019.
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