Overbrook Park, PA

Welcome to Overbrook Park, PA: A Diverse and Historic Neighborhood in West Philadelphia

The Whistleblower Advocates: Proudly Serving Overbrook Park, PA

At The Whistleblower Advocates, we are committed to providing dedicated legal support to the residents of Overbrook Park, PA. This vibrant neighborhood in West Philadelphia has a rich history and a dynamic community, and we are honored to serve its residents, ensuring justice and protection for those who courageously stand up against wrongdoing.

Discover Overbrook Park

Overbrook Park is a neighborhood nestled in the West Philadelphia section of the city. It was established in the 1940s on the site of the former Supio's farm, providing new housing for returning GIs and their families. Today, it is a predominantly middle-class African-American community with historical roots in the Jewish-American population.

Boundaries and Key Features

Overbrook Park is bounded by Overbrook to the east, Penn Wynne to the north, Upper Darby to the south and west, and Havertown to the west. The neighborhood's main artery is Haverford Avenue, which transitions into Haverford Road as it crosses City Avenue. This key route, along with 75th, 76th, and 77th Streets, connects Overbrook Park to surrounding areas, facilitating easy access and transportation.

Educational Institutions

Overbrook Park is home to the Robert Eneas Lamberton School, located at 75th Street and Woodbine Avenue. Originally a K–12 school, it was unique in Philadelphia for offering education across all grade levels. Today, Lamberton School serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, continuing its tradition of educational excellence.

A Rich Historical Tapestry

Overbrook Park boasts a significant historical heritage, especially within the Jewish community. In its early years, the neighborhood had a large Jewish population, with an Orthodox and a Conservative synagogue serving the community. Although many Jewish residents have since moved to nearby Penn Wynne, the legacy remains. The area is still connected by an eruv, a wire attached to telephone and electric poles, allowing religious Jews to carry items on Shabbat.

The Orthodox Congregation Beth Hamedrosh was established in the late 1950s and moved to Penn Wynne in 2007. Its former building is now home to Temple Kefarym, although it is currently boarded up following a fire. The Conservative Congregation Beth T'fillah, founded in 1948, merged with Temple Adath Israel in 2006 due to declining membership. Its building now houses the Overbrook Park Church of Christ.

A Dynamic Present Day

Today, Overbrook Park is a vibrant, predominantly African-American neighborhood. As of the 2000 census, approximately 60% of the population was African American, a figure that has grown to around 81%. Despite the demographic shifts, the neighborhood retains its Jewish heritage with several kosher establishments, including New York Bagels, Shalom Pizza, and Lipkin's Deli and Bakery.

In recent years, efforts have been made to promote Overbrook Park as an affordable neighborhood for young Jewish families. The Kohelet Foundation awarded a grant to Chabad of Penn Wynne and Congregation Beth Hamedrosh to support this initiative. Since Rosh Hashana in September 2020, Chabad of Penn Wynne has been located in Overbrook Park, marking the return of a synagogue to the neighborhood after 13 years.

Embracing Diversity and Community Spirit

Overbrook Park is a testament to the enduring spirit of community and diversity. It is a neighborhood where history and modernity blend seamlessly, creating a unique and welcoming environment for all its residents. The Whistleblower Advocates are proud to serve this vibrant community, offering legal support and advocacy to ensure that justice and fairness prevail.

Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the area, Overbrook Park is a neighborhood rich in history, culture, and community spirit. At The Whistleblower Advocates, we stand ready to support the residents of Overbrook Park, providing expert legal counsel and unwavering commitment to justice.

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123 S Broad St #1950-B
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Phone: (833) 310-3147

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We serve clients throughout the Delaware Valley including, but not limited to, those in the following localities: Pennsylvania including Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia.

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